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.

Cash Is King

:

Barron's

says investors should take advantage of the market selloff and look for companies with strong balance sheets. Some of the cash-rich companies

Barron's

likes are

Apple

(AAPL) - Get Report

,

Microsoft

(MSFT) - Get Report

and

Paccar

(PCAR) - Get Report

.

Energy Picks

:

Barron's

says master limited partnerships look inexpensive. Some of the MLPs that

Barron's

favors are

El Paso Pipeline

(EPB)

,

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners

(BWP)

and

OneOk

(OKE) - Get Report

.

Value Team

:

Barron's

talks with the team at Sound Shore Fund (SSHFX). Managers James Clark, Harry Burn, John DeGulis and T. Gibbs Kane run a value shop with around $7 billion under management. Their picks include

Credit Suisse

(CS) - Get Report

and

Pfizer

(PFE) - Get Report

.

Speaking Of Dividends

: This

Barron's

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

United Technologies

and

Kinder Morgan Energy

(KMP)

.

Bullish and Bearish

: Each week,

Barron's

publishes bullish and bearish stories on a variety of stocks (and sometimes, market indices). We present summaries of those stories in this portfolio. This week, there are bullish stories on the

Dow

and

RealNetworks

(RNWK) - Get Report

.

Latest Activist Purchases

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

Brooks Automation

(BRKS) - Get Report

,

Unisys

(UIS) - Get Report

and

Matrixx Initiatives

( MTXX).

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

AIG

(AIG) - Get Report

,

SunPower

(SPWR) - Get Report

and

Hartford Financial

(HIG) - Get Report

(HIG).

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

Wynn Resorts

(WYNN) - Get Report

,

Monogram Biosciences

( MGRM),

Micromet

( MITI) and

Titanium Metals

(TIE)

.

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;

click here

to send him an email.

TheStreet.com has a revenue-sharing relationship with Trader's Library under which it receives a portion of the revenue from purchases by customers directed there from TheStreet.com.