This Week's Barron's Roundup - TheStreet

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.

Speaking of Dividends

: This

Barron's

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

Intel

(INTC) - Get Report

,

Duke Energy

(DUK) - Get Report

and

American International Group

(AIG) - 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 is a bullish story on

Time Warner

(TWX)

.

Latest Activist Purchases

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

Enzon Pharmaceuticals

(ENZN)

,

Invitrogen

(IVGN)

and

Countrywide Financial

(CFC)

.

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

CIT Group

(CIT) - Get Report

,

IMAX

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and

3M Company

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.

Top Insider Purchases of the Week

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

Barron's

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

Wynn Resorts

(WYNN) - Get Report

,

Dick's Sporting Goods

(DKS) - Get Report

,

Titanium Metals

(TIE)

and

Nanophase Technologies

(NANX)

.

At the time of publication, Altucher and/or his fund had no positions in stocks mentioned, although holdings may change at any time.

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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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