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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.

Barron¿s

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

Harley-Davidson

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

,

Fannie Mae

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,

Marchex

(MCHX) - Get Marchex, Inc. Class B Report

and

Six Flags

(SIX) - Get Six Flags Entertainment Corporation Report

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Barron¿s Summaries

: Each week,

Barron's

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

(HET)

.

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by

Barron¿s

. This week they include reports on

Blue Coat Systems

(BCSI)

,

Cyberonics

(CYBX)

and

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

Blockbuster

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and

Transmeta

(TMTA)

.

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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