Editor's note: Welcome to Stockpickr's "Barron's Roundup." Eachweekend, James Altucher presents Stockpickr portfolios related toarticles in the latest issue of Barron's.

Hedge Fund Flavor

:

Barron's

talked with Emmanuel Ferreira, portfolio manager of the $1.3 billion

Oppenheimer Quest Opportunity Value Fund

(OVOPX)

. Ferreira runs the fund like a hedge fund without the leverage. Some of the names he likes include

Google

(GOOG) - Get Report

),

Research In Motion

(RIMM)

) and

Take-Two Interactive Software

(TTWO) - Get Report

).

Speaking Of Dividends

: This

Barron's

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

Pharmaceutical Product Development

(PPDI)

) and

Automatic Data Processing

(ADP) - 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

American Express

(AXP) - Get Report

,

Colgate Palmolive

(CL) - Get Report

and

Charles Schwab

(SCHW) - Get Report

).

Latest Activist Purchases

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

Diebold

(DBD) - Get Report

),

Rowan

(RDC)

) and

Elizabeth Arden

(RDEN)

).

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

Macy's

(M) - Get Report

),

Titanium Metals

(TIE)

) and

Salesforce.com

(CRM) - Get Report

).

Top Insider Purchases of the Week

: Insider purchases are a lot more predictive than insider selling.

Barron's

lists companies in which managers are buying stock, and we build a portfolio with those companies' stocks. There has been interesting activity in

Corning

(GLW) - Get Report

),

Monster

(MNST) - Get Report

),

Herbalife

>

(HLF) - Get Report

) and

Allergan

>

(AGN) - Get Report

) .

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