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.
talks with Sy Jacobs, founder of New York's JAM Asset Management, which runs two funds focused on financial stocks. He has bearish bets on
Hudson City Bancorp
, and a bullish bet on
highlights investment ideas presented at the Ira Sohn Investment Research Conference, a forum that brings together hedge fund managers and investment professionals. Wall Street stars like Bill Ackman, Bill Miller, Carl Icahn and David Einhorn were in attendance. Stocks receiving thumbs-ups included
: 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
( TRMA), plus a bearish piece on
: Which companies are the top hedge funds chasing? This week's list includes
( UBET) and
: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by
, including reports this week on
: Insider purchases are a lot more predictive than insider selling.
lists companies where managers are buying stock, and we build a portfolio with those companies' stocks. There has been interesting activity in
La Jolla Pharmaceutical
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