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.

Researching R&D

: A


article says how much a company spends on research and development can be a guide to how its stock will perform. Companies with strong R&D spending include




Sun Microsystems




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Speaking Of Dividends

: This


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


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General Electric

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Bullish and Bearish

: 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

JPMorgan Chase

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Tyco Electronics

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among others.

Latest Activist Purchases

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

Chesapeake Energy

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J. Crew Group



Telephone & Data Systems

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Research Reports

: The latest analyst research highlighted by


, including reports this week on


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JA Solar



Red Hat

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Top Insider Purchases of the Week

: 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




The Gabelli Global D

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Crown Holdings

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