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.

Insider Buying

:

Barron's

says insider buying is outpacing selling by three to one during this bear market. Some of the companies that insiders are loading up on include

AutoZone

(AZO) - Get Report

,

DSW

(DSW) - Get Report

and

MetLife

(MET) - Get Report

.

Cheap Losers

:

Barron's

says that once the stock market rebounds, the "cheap losers" will outperform. Stocks that

Barron's

identified as losers include

Affymetrix

(AFFX)

,

Briggs & Stratton

(BGG) - Get Report

and

Cadence Design

(CDNS) - Get Report

.

Dividend Fund Manager

:

Barron's

speaks with Rick Helm, manager of Cohen & Steers Dividend Value Fund (DVFAX). Some of the dividend-paying names he likes are

Abbott Laboratories

(ABT) - Get Report

and

UPS

(UPS) - Get Report

.

Going Shopping for Retail Stocks

:

Barron's

talks with Michael Exstein and Gary Balter, retail stock analysts at Credit Suisse. The duo favors

Bed Bath & Beyond

(BBBY) - Get Report

and

Best Buy

(BBY) - Get Report

.

Speaking Of Dividends

: This

Barron's

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

Principal Financial

(PFG) - Get Report

and

Hartford Financial

(HIG) - 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

Emcore

(EMKR) - Get Report

and

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial

(MTU)

, plus a bearish piece on

eBay

(EBAY) - Get Report

.

Latest Activist Purchases

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

Leap Wireless

(LEAP)

,

Youbet.com

( UBET) and

Coinstar

(CSTR) - Get Report

.

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

Genentech

( DNA),

Johnson Controls

(JCI) - Get Report

and

PepsiCo

(PEP) - Get Report

.

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

,

Monsanto

(MON)

,

Devon Energy

(DVN) - Get Report

and

Stericycle

(SRCL) - Get Report

.

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