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.

Bear Turned Bull

:

Barron's

speaks with Barry Ritholtz, CEO and director of equity research at FusionIQ. Ritholtz and business partner Kevin Lane manage around $100 million. Ritholtz says a significant rally of 20% to 30% could be in the cards for the stock market. Stocks he likes include

Cubist Pharmaceuticals

(CBST)

,

AeroVironment

(AVAV) - Get Report

and

Luminex

(LMNX) - Get Report

.

Small-Cap Pro

:

Barron's

talks with Nick Galluccio, President and CEO of Teton Advisors, an affiliate of Gabelli Asset Management. Teton holds $420 million in a number of mutual funds and private accounts under the name Gamco Westwood. Galluccio manages the Gamco

Westwood SmallCap Equity Fund

(WESCX), along with five other Westwood funds. Stock he likes include

Zoran

( ZRAN),

J. Crew

( JCG) and

Tiffany & Co.

(TIF) - Get Report

.

Package Profits

:

Barron's

says beaten-down packaging stocks could rebound next year due to the sharp drop in crude oil, which has lowered the cost of raw materials like plastic and resin.

Barron's

likes

Crown Holdings

(CCK) - Get Report

and

Owens-Illinois

(OI) - Get Report

.

Pension Problems

:

Barron's

says the bear market and new regulations have left many corporate pension plans underfunded. Some of the companies that could have problems are

PPG Industries

(PPG) - Get Report

and

Eastman Chemical

(EMN) - 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

CME Group

(CME) - Get Report

,

Leucadia National

(LUK)

and

NYSE Euronext

(NYX)

.

Latest Activist Purchases

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

JA Solar

(JASO)

,

Temple-Inland

( TIN) and

Double-Take Software

( DBTK).

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

General Electric

(GE) - Get Report

,

Sierra Wireless

(SWIR) - Get Report

and

Guess?

(GES) - 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

Icahn Enterprises

(IEP) - Get Report

,

Weatherford International

(WFT) - Get Report

,

Zale

(ZLC)

and

Hormel Foods

(HRL) - Get Report

.

At the time of publication, Altucher and/or his fund had holdings 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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