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 from a recent Bear Stearn's survey highlighting high-dividend stocks. Names include

Newcastle Investment

(NCT)

and

GateHouse Media

(GHA)

.

Top Insider Purchases of the Week

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

Barron's

lists the stocks where insiders are buying, and we build a portfolio of those stocks. There's been activity in stocks like

Hercules Offshore

(HERO)

,

Isle of Capri

(ISLE)

and

Sanderson Farms

(SAFM) - 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 has a bullish story on

Loews

( LTR) and a bearish piece on

Cogent

(COGT)

.

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

McAfee

( MFE) and

Teva

(TEVA) - Get Report

.

Latest Activist Hedge Fund Purchases

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

Transmeta

( TMTA),

Enzon Pharmaceuticals

(ENZN)

and

Endo Pharmaceuticals

(ENDP) - Get Report

.

Pzena Investment Management Stock Picks

:

Barron's

interviewed Rich Pzena, founder and co-chief investment officer of Pzena Investment Management. Pzena runs the

(PZFVX) - Get Report

John Hancock Classic Value Fund, which has produced annual returns of 11% over the last five years. Some of the stocks Pzena currently favors are

Alcatel Lucent

(ALU)

,

Citigroup

(C) - Get Report

and

Freddie Mac

( FRE).

Stocks Most and Least At Risk To Tech Spending

:

Barron's

interviewed Walter Pritchard, the infrastructure software analyst for Cowen, who talked with 900 people involved in technology purchases. Pritchard concluded that

Citrix Systems

(CTXS) - Get Report

is at high risk to a tech spending slowdown while

WebSense

(WBSN)

(WBSN) is less at risk.

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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