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.
: In this week's
, Chris Ceraso offers his take on the auto industry. Some names he likes are
column highlights the latest dividend increases, initiations and cutbacks. This week, there's news on
: Insider purchases are a lot more predictive than insider selling.
lists the stocks that company managers are buying, and we build a portfolio with those stocks. There's been interesting activity in stocks like
Barnes & Noble
General Growth Properties
: This week's
highlights a strategy to buy options on gold stocks and sell options on the Philadelphia Stock Exchange Gold and Silver Index. Some names mentioned were
: Each week,
has bullish and bearish stories on a variety of stocks. We present summaries of those stories in this portfolio. This week's issue features a bullish story on
and a bearish piece on
: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by
, including reports on
: Which companies are hedge funds chasing? This week's list includes names like
: Mike Santoli offers up some interesting plays on private equity. He favors
Fortress Investment Group
, among others.
offers its opinion on which leveraged buyouts will close and which will fall apart. It predicets the
deals will get done, while
could have problems.
At the time of publication, Altucher and/or his fund had no holdings in stocks mentioned, although positions may change at any time.
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and the author of
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