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This Week's Barron's Roundup

Insiders buy at Harley-Davidson, while hedge funds chase Blockbuster and Transmeta.

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.

Top Insider Purchases of the Week

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


lists the stocks where company managers or officials are buying, and we build a portfolio of those stocks. There's been interesting activity recently in


(HOG) - Get Harley-Davidson, Inc. Report


Fannie Mae




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Six Flags

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Barron¿s Summaries

: Each week,


publishes bullish and bearish stories on a variety of stocks. We present summaries of those stories in this portfolio. This week, there are bullish stories on Harley Davidson and

Harrah's Entertainment



Research Reports

: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by


. This week they include reports on

Blue Coat Systems






Hewlett Packard

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Latest Activist Hedge Fund Purchases

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


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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 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



. 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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