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.

Speaking of Dividends

: This


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


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Top Insider Purchases of the Week

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


lists the companies where managers and officers are buying their own stock, and we build a portfolio of those names. There's been interesting activity in stocks like

Ruby Tuesday






World Acceptance

(WRLD) - Get Report


Barron's Summaries

: Each week,


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





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Research Reports

TheStreet Recommends

: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by


. This week, there are reports on


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Forest Labs



Latest Activist Hedge Fund Purchases

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

Ikon Office Solutions

( IKN) and


(VMW) - 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



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