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.

Jim Margard's Large-Cap Plays

: Jim Margard, who manages the

(RIMEX)

Rainier Large Cap Equity Fund, gives his take on large-cap stocks he owns or is selling. He's bullish on

Foster Wheeler

and bearish on

Goldman Sachs

(GS) - Get Report

.

Speaking of Dividends

: This

Barron's

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

McDonalds

(MCD) - Get Report

.

Top Insider Purchases of the Week

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

Barron's

lists the stocks where company insiders have been buying recently, and we build a portfolio of those stocks. This week's list includes

Jefferies Group

(JEF) - Get Report

,

Imclone

(IMCL)

,

Dominion Resources

(D) - Get Report

and

XM Satellite Radio

( XMSR).

Barron's Put Option Strategy

:

Barron's

"Striking Price" column highlights a put-selling options strategy. Somes of the names mentioned are

Alliance Data Systems

and

Johnson & Johnson

(JNJ) - Get Report

TST Recommends

Barron's Summaries

: Each week,

Barron's

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

Nokia

(NOK) - Get Report

and

Altria

(MO) - Get Report

, among others.

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports on

Intel

(INTC) - Get Report

,

Take-Two Interactive

(TTWO) - Get Report

and

Lehman Brothers

( LEH).

Latest Activist Hedge Fund Purchases

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

Accredited Home Lenders

( LEND) and

Mace Security

(MACE)

.

At the time of publication, Altucher and/or his fund 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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