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.

Auto Investors

:

Barron's

discusses the auto industry with John Casesa, managing partner of Casesa Shapiro Group. Some of the stocks he likes are

Honda

(HMC) - Get Report

,

Johnson Controls

(JCI) - Get Report

and

Toyota Motor

(TM) - Get Report

.

Speaking Of Dividends

: This

Barron's

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

Goodrich

(GR)

.

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

Apple

(AAPL) - Get Report

and

Google

(GOOG) - Get Report

, plus a bearish piece on

Silicon Graphics

(SGIC)

.

Latest Activist Purchases

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

Sun Microsystems

(JAVA)

,

Books-A-Million

(BAMM)

and

Chimera Investment

(CIM) - Get Report

.

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

CME Group

(CME) - Get Report

,

Wachovia

(WB) - Get Report

and

Yahoo!

(YHOO)

.

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

Linn Energy

(LINE)

,

Steel Dynamics

(STLD) - Get Report

,

Dominos Pizza

(DPZ) - Get Report

and

Parker Hannifin

(PH) - 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.

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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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