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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

MBIA

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.

Barron's 2008 Roundtable Stock Picks

:

Barron's

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

Medivation

(MDVN)

and

Wyndham Worldwide

(WYN)

, 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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,

Brinks

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and

1-800-Flowers.com

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.

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by

Barron's

. This week, there are reports on

Starbucks

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,

Fred's

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and more.

Top Insider Purchases of the Week

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

Barron's

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

Isle of Capri Casinos

(ISLE)

,

OpenTV

(OPTV)

,

Pep Boys

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and

Sinclair Broadcast

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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

Terex

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and

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.

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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