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



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



(MSFT) - Get Report


Agnico-Eagle Mines

(AEM) - Get Report


Bank On It

: This


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


State Street

(STT) - Get Report


Power Plays

: This


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


(EXC) - Get Report



(ETR) - Get Report


Europe's High-Yielders



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


(TEF) - Get Report


Speaking of Dividends

: This


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


(C) - Get Report



(BA) - Get Report


Bullish and Bearish

: Each week,


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



99 Cents Only Stores

( NDN).

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research highlighted by


, including reports this week on


(GOOG) - Get Report


Archer Daniels Midland

(ADM) - Get Report


Idexx Laboratories

(IDXX) - Get Report


Top Insider Purchases of the Week

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


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


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