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This Week's Barron's Roundup

The world's best CEOs, why it's time to shop for Best Buy shares, plus much 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.

World's Best CEOs

:

Barron's

publishes its fourth annual list of the world's 30 best corporate leaders. New additions include James L. Balsillie and Michael Lazaridis of

Research In Motion

(RIMM)

and John Chambers of

Cisco

(CSCO) - Get Report

. Those bumped from the list include Angelo Mozilo of

Countrywide Financial

(CFC)

and John Mackey of

Whole Foods

(WFMI)

.

Fund Manager Interview

:

Barron's

talks to David Iben, manager of Nuveen Tradewinds Value Opportunities Fund (NVOAX). Among his current stock picks are

Lihir Gold

(LIHR)

and

eBay

(EBAY) - Get Report

.

Speaking Of Dividends

: This

Barron's

column highlights the latest dividend increases, initiations and cutbacks. This week's issue includes information on

Bassett Furniture

(BSET) - Get Report

among others.

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

Humana

(HUM) - Get Report

,

JPMorgan Chase

(JPM) - Get Report

and

Lawson Software

(LWSN)

.

Bullish and Bearish

: Each week,

Barron's

publishes bullish and bearish stories on a variety of stocks. We present summaries of the stories in this portfolio. This week there are bullish stories on

Best Buy

(BBY) - Get Report

,

NVIDIA

(NVDA) - Get Report

and

Morgan Stanley

(MS) - Get Report

, and a bearish piece on

Visa

(V) - Get Report

.

Top Insider Purchases of the Week

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

Barron's

lists companies where managers are buying, and we build a portfolio of those companies' stocks. There has been interesting activity in stocks like

Coach

(COH)

,

Security Bank

(SBKC)

,

Scientific Games

(SGMS) - Get Report

and

Masco

(MAS) - Get Report

.

Latest Activist Purchases

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

Enzon Pharmaceuticals

(ENZN)

,

Reuters

(RTRSY)

and

Datascope

(DSCP)

.

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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