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This Week's Barron's Roundup

Investment pro Oscar Schafer shares his 2008 picks, including Medivation and Wyndham.

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.

Barron's Speaking Of Dividends

: This column highlights the latest dividend increases, initiations and cutbacks. This week, there's dividend news about


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Barron's 2008 Roundtable Stock Picks



interviews money managers for its annual "Roundtable" feature. Oscar Schafer, managing partner of O.S.S. Capital Management, likes




Wyndham Worldwide


, among others.

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Latest Activist Hedge Fund Purchases

: Which companies are the top hedge funds chasing? Among the stocks on this week's list are

CNET Networks

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Research Reports

: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by


. This week, there are reports on


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and more.

Top Insider Purchases of the Week

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


identifies stocks where managers are buying, and we build a portfolio with them. On this week's list:

Isle of Capri Casinos






Pep Boys

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Sinclair Broadcast

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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


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First Horizon

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At the time of publication, Altucher and/or his fund had no holdings of stocks mentioned, although positions may change at any time.

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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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