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.

Famous Raider

:

Barron's

speaks with corporate raider and hedge fund manager Carl Icahn, chairman of Icahn Associates. Icahn says his hedge fund has a big cash position and that he sees opportunity in senior debt and some equities. Stocks he likes include

Yahoo!

(YHOO)

and

Motorola

( MOT).

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

Biogen Idec

(BIIB) - Get Report

,

Nasdaq OMX Group

I:IXIC

and

AllianceBernstein

(AB) - Get Report

.

Latest Activist Purchases

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

Enzon Pharmaceuticals

(ENZN)

,

Thomson Reuters

(TRIN)

and

Orient-Express Hotels

(OEH)

.

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

EnerSys

(ENS) - Get Report

ValueClick

(VCLK)

and

U.S. Bancorp

(USB) - 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

Thornburg Mortgage

( TMA),

Dish Networks

(DISH) - Get Report

,

Valence Technology

(VLNC)

and

Loral Space & Communications

(LORL) - Get Report

.

At the time of publication, Altucher and/or his fund had no holdings of stocks mentioned, although positions may change at any time.

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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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