This Week's Barron's Roundup

'Roundtable' stock picks from Fred Hickey and Mario Gabelli; the 'Lucky 13' portfolio; and more.
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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.

Investment Quality Trends' 'Lucky 13'

: This week's "Speaking Of Dividends" column features an interview with Kelley Wright, managing editor of Investment Quality Trends newsletter. Every year, IQT comes up with its Lucky 13 portfolio, which is made up of deep-value stocks with higher-than-average dividend yields. The 2008 Lucky 13 includes

Automatic Data Processing

(ADP) - Get Report

and

General Electric

(GE) - Get Report

.

Barron's Roundtable Stock Picks For 2008

:

Barron's

recently interviewed a variety of professional money managers for its annual "Barron's Roundtable" feature. This week, it published forecasts from Art Samberg, Meryl Witmer, Fred Hickey and Mario Gabelli. Their picks include

Focus Media Holdings

(FMCN)

and

American Eagle Outfitters

(AEO) - Get Report

.

Barron's Stocks That Represent A Huge Buying Opportunity

:

Barron's

published an interesting cover story that argues it may soon be time to buy lots of stocks -- barring a deep recession, of course. Names highlighted in the article included

Sears Holdings

(SHLD)

and

Tesoro

(TSO)

(TSO).

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's issue featured a bullish story on

MBIA

(MBI) - Get Report

and a bearish piece on

Shutterfly

(SFLY) - Get Report

.

Latest Activist Hedge Fund Purchases

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

Tiffany

(TIF) - Get Report

,

CNET

(CNET) - Get Report

and

Websense

(WBSN)

.

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

Citigroup

(C) - Get Report

,

JPMorgan Chase

(JPM) - Get Report

and

Hansen Medical

(HNSN)

.

Top Insider Purchases of the Week

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

Barron's

lists stocks where managers are buying, and we build a portfolio with those stocks. There's been interesting activity in

Hovnanian

(HOV) - Get Report

,

Lions Gate Entertainment

(LGF)

,

American Capital Strategies

(ACAS)

and

Ruby Tuesday

(RT)

.

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

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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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