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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.

Cheap Energy

: Oil and natural-gas stocks could be at levels that represent one of the best buying opportunities in years.

Barron's

sees opportunities in names like

Anadarko Petroleum

(APC)

,

Suncor

(SU)

and

XTO Energy

( XTO).

Top-Ranked Managers

: A survey top-ranked mutual-fund managers for the latest edition of

Barron's

Value Line. The pros are bullish on

Charles Schwab

(SCHW)

and

Hudson City Bancorp

(HCBK)

among others.

Long-Term Fund Manager

:

Barron's

talks with Douglas C. Lane, president of Douglas C. Lane & Associates. The firm will only go long stocks, keeps its portfolio turnover low and invests with a long-term view. Lane currently favors

General Electric

(GE)

and

Qualcomm

(QCOM)

.

Finding Overlooked Opportunities

:

Barron's

talks with John Keeley Jr., founder and chief investment officer at Keeley Asset Management. He runs the Keeley Small Cap Value Fund (KSCVX). His specialty is finding under-the-radar companies that are going through restructurings or spinoffs and that trade at a discount. He likes

Home Federal Bancorp

(HOME)

and

Hill-Rom Holdings

(HRC)

.

Speaking of Dividends

: This

Barron's

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

Whole Foods

( WFMI) and

Fannie Mae

( FNM).

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

American Water Works

(AWK)

,

Auxilium Pharmaceutical

(AUXL)

and

Priceline.com

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.

Latest Activist Purchases

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

AudioCodes

(AUDC)

,

National Coal

( NCOC) and

Orient-Express Hotels

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(OEH).

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

Wachovia

(WB)

,

McDonald's

(MCD)

and

Frontier Communications

(FTR)

(FTR).

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

Empire Resorts

(NYNY)

,

Sirius-XM Radio

(SIRI)

,

Novavax

(NVAX)

and

Merrill Lynch

( MER).

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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