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

Barron's

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

Dominion Resources

(D) - Get Report

.

Top Insider Purchases of the Week

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

Barron's

lists the stocks where managers or officers are buying, and we build a portfolio of those stocks. This week there's news about

MGIC Investment

(MTG) - Get Report

,

SanDisk

(SNDK)

,

Ambac Financial

( ABK) and

Wachovia

(WB) - Get Report

.

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 a bullish story on

Garmin

(GRMN) - Get Report

and a bearish take on

Delta Petroleum

( DPTR).

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

Citigroup

(C) - Get Report

,

Omniture

( OMTR) and

Fortune Brands

( FO).

Latest Activist Hedge Fund Purchases

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

Saks

(SKS)

and

Janus Capital

(JNS)

.

Barron¿s Big Money Manager Stock Picks

:

Barron¿s

had an interesting interview with numerous professional money managers and investment professionals on what stocks they currently favor. The pros liked

Google

(GOOG) - Get Report

and

Apple

(AAPL) - Get Report

and felt

Baidu

(BIDU) - Get Report

is overvalued.

Barron's Options Plays On Hunting Stocks

: The "Striking Price" column identifies some options strategies for gun and hunting stocks. Some of the names mentioned are

Smith & Wesson

(SWHC)

and

Dick's Sporting Goods

(DKS) - Get Report

.

B. Anthony Weber¿s Stock Picks

:

Barron's

chats with B. Anthony Weber, who oversees $1.6 billion in funds for Aston Asset Management/Veredus. Weber likes

Research In Motion

( RIMM) and

Akamai

(AKAM) - Get Report

.

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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