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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


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



GateHouse Media



Top Insider Purchases of the Week

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


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

Hercules Offshore



Isle of Capri



Sanderson Farms

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Barron's Summaries

: Each week,


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


( LTR) and a bearish piece on




Research Reports

: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by


, including reports this week on


( MFE) and


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Latest Activist Hedge Fund Purchases

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


( TMTA),

Enzon Pharmaceuticals



Endo Pharmaceuticals

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Pzena Investment Management Stock Picks



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

(PZFVX) - Get Free 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




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Freddie Mac

( FRE).

Stocks Most and Least At Risk To Tech Spending



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

Citrix Systems

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is at high risk to a tech spending slowdown while



(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 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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