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.
column highlights the latest dividend increases, initiations and cutbacks. This week's issue includes some news on
: Insider purchases are a lot more predictive than insider selling.
lists the stocks where managers or officials are buying, and we build a portfolio of those stocks. There has been interesting activity in stocks like
: Each week,
publishes bullish and bearish stories on a variety of stocks. We present summaries of those stories in this portfolio. This week there's a bullish story on
and a bearish take on
: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by
. This week there are reports on
: Which companies are the top hedge funds chasing? This week's list includes names like
Accredited Home Lenders
interviews hedge fund managers and investment professionals on what tech stocks they like and don't like right now. The pros pick
, among others.
continues to be bearish on the brokerage stocks. This week¿s issue highlights a slew of reasons to avoid names like
has an interesting interview with Susan Byrne, chairman and chief investment offficer of
. She focuses on large-cap value and currently likes
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