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This Week's Barron's Roundup

Banks with the worst subprime exposure, the rupee's impact on Indian stocks, plus much more.
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Editor's note: Welcome to Stockpickr's "Barron's Roundup." Each weekend, James Altucher presents Stockpickr portfolios related to articles in the latest issue of Barron's.

Top Banks Linked to Subprime

: Which banks have the most exposure to underperforming subprime loans?

Barron's

has compiled a list, along with descriptions of interesting trades on their options.

The Rupee Index

: With the Indian currency cruising to new highs, Indian companies whose shares trade in the U.S. could see their stock prices suffer.

Barron's

looks at

Infosys

(IFYS)

and others.

Fund Profile

:

Barron's

takes a close look at the

(DODIX) - Get Report

Dodge & Cox Income Fund and highlights its top holdings.

Top Insider Purchases of the Week

: We think insider purchases are a more useful indicator of a stock's prospects than insider selling.

Barron's

lists stocks where company managers have been scooping up shares, and we build a portfolio of those stocks.

Gabelli's Consumer Expert

: In this week's

Barron's

, Larry Haverty, manager of the Gabelli Multimedia Trust, discusses his picks in the consumer and media spaces, including

Best Buy

(BBY) - Get Report

. He also talks about why the market remains strong at current levels.

Stocks That Are Still a Buy

: One year ago,

Barron's

published a cover story entitled "Time To Buy." The stocks discussed in that article are up an average of 31%. This week,

Barron's

identifies which of them are still a buy.

Barron's Summaries

: Each week,

Barron's

has bullish and bearish articles on a variety of stocks. We present summaries of those stories in this portfolio. This week's issue includes bullish takes on

Macy's

(M) - Get Report

and

Akamai

(AKAM) - Get Report

, and a bearish story on

Google

(GOOG) - Get Report

.

The Next Takeover Targets

: The pundits on the

Barron's

Roundtable have seen many of their picks get acquired. Now they discuss which companies might be the next targets.

Speaking of Dividends

: This

Barron's

column highlights the latest dividend increases, initiations, and cutbacks. This week, there's news on

Corning

(GLW) - Get Report

and others.

Research Reports

: Each week,

Barron's

provides synopses of the latest analyst research reports. In the current issue, there are reports on

Answers

(ANSW)

and

Pulte Homes

(PHM) - Get Report

.

Latest Activist Hedge Fund Purchases

: Which companies are the top hedge funds chasing? This week's list includes

Target

(TGT) - Get Report

.

At the time of publication, Altucher and/or his fund had no positions in stocks mentioned, although holdings may change at any time.

James Altucher is president of Stockpickr LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of TheStreet.com and part of its network of Web properties, and a managing partner at Formula Capital, an alternative asset management firm that runs a fund of hedge funds. He is also a weekly columnist for

The Financial Times

and the author of

Trade Like a Hedge Fund

,

Trade Like Warren Buffett

and

SuperCa$h

. Under no circumstances does the information in this column represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks. Altucher appreciates your feedback;

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