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.

Thinking Big With Small-Caps

:

Barron's

talks with James A. Skinner III and W. Whitney George, who manage the Royce Value Plus Fund (RYVPX). The fund focuses on small-cap value stocks and currently has bullish bets on

Knight Capital Group

(NITE)

and

NovaGold Resources

(NG) - Get Report

.

Speaking of Dividends

: This

Barron's

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

Deere

(DE) - Get Report

and

Tidewater

(TDW) - Get Report

.

Bullish and Bearish

: 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

General Motors

(GM) - Get Report

,

Markel

(MKL) - Get Report

and

Eaton

(ETN) - Get Report

.

Latest Activist Purchases

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

Amylin Pharmaceuticals

( AMLN),

Domino's Pizza

(DPZ) - Get Report

and

Zilog

( ZILG).

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by

Barron's

:

Sun Microsystems

( JAVA),

Suntech Power

(STP)

and

United Technologies

.

Top Insider Purchases of the Week

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

Barron's

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

Chesapeake Energy

(CHK) - Get Report

,

General Electric

(GE) - Get Report

,

Sepracor

( SEPR) and

Shutterfly

(SFLY) - Get Report

.

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

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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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