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This Week's Barron's Roundup

<I>Barron's</I> beat the S&P 500, market strategists are upbeat, and Bayer receives bullish coverage.

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 Insider Purchases of the Week

: Insider purchases are a lot more predictive than insider selling.

Barron's

list the top purchases, and we build a portfolio of the stocks. There has been interesting activity in stocks like

XM Satellite Radio

(XMSR)

,

American Eagle Outfitters

(AEO) - Get Report

,

Newell Rubbermaid

(NWL) - Get Report

and

AmeriCredit

(ACF)

.

Barron's 400

: This week

Barron's

highlights some of the best-performing stocks in its 400 index, which is up 54% in the past three years. Some of the stocks mentioned:

Google

(GOOG) - Get Report

and

ViroPharma

(VPHM)

.

Barron's Summaries

: Each week,

Barron's

has bullish and bearish stories on a variety of stocks. We present summaries of those stories and build a portfolio with the stocks. This week's issue had bullish stories on

Bayer

and

Goodrich

(GR)

, among others.

Barron's Strategist Picks

TheStreet Recommends

: Eight strategists were surveyed by

Barron's

, and all were bullish. Check out this portfolio to see which stocks they liked.

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by

Barron's

. This week, there were reports on

Altria Group

(MO) - Get Report

and

DaimlerChrysler

(DAI)

, among others.

Latest Activist Hedge Fund Purchases

: Which companies are the top hedge funds chasing? This week's list includes several intriguing micro-caps and large-caps that might be in deep value situations.

Speaking of Dividends

: This

Barron's

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

Altria

(MO) - Get Report

and

Deere

(DE) - Get Report

.

At the time of publication, Altucher had no holdings in stocks mentioned, although positions 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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