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.

Pros' Opinions

:

Barron's

presents the first installment of its annual New York roundtable discussion with investment experts. Fred Hickey and Meryl Witmer like

Kaiser Aluminum

(KALU) - Get Report

,

Microsoft

(MSFT) - Get Report

and

Agnico-Eagle Mines

(AEM) - Get Report

.

Bank On It

: This

Barron's

article says banks will have a tough year but that some bank stocks could rise dramatically from currently depressed levels. Names include

PNC Financial

(PNC) - Get Report

and

State Street

(STT) - Get Report

.

Power Plays

: This

Barron's

article says nuclear-power giants are set to soar higher due to President-elect Barack Obama's plans to invest $150 billion over 10 years in clean energy. Companies that could benefit include

Exelon

(EXC) - Get Report

and

Entergy

(ETR) - Get Report

.

Europe's High-Yielders

:

Barron's

says dividend-paying stocks are back in vogue and the best way to play them is with Europe's high-yielders. Some of the names they like are

Deutsche Telekom

( DT) and

Telefonica

(TEF) - Get Report

.

Speaking of Dividends

: This

Barron's

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

Citigroup

(C) - Get Report

and

Boeing

(BA) - 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 Physicians Capital

( ACAP) and

Thermo Fisher Scientific

(TMO) - Get Report

.

Latest Activist Purchases

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

Barnes & Noble

(BKS) - Get Report

,

Home Inns & Hotels Management

(HMIN)

and

99 Cents Only Stores

( NDN).

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

Google

(GOOG) - Get Report

,

Archer Daniels Midland

(ADM) - Get Report

and

Idexx Laboratories

(IDXX) - 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

Wynn Resorts

(WYNN) - Get Report

,

Monogram Biosciences

( MGRM),

Superior Well Services

( SWSI) and

Hormel Foods

(HRL) - Get Report

.

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

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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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