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' Picks

:

Barron's

presents the second installment of its annual New York roundtable with professional money managers. Bill Gross, Felix Zulauf, Archie MacAllaster and Abby Cohen weigh in on

Duke Energy

(DUK) - Get Report

,

Franklin Resources

(BEN) - Get Report

and the

Energy Select Sector

(XLE) - Get Report

.

Obama Greenhouse Gas Plays

: This

Barron's

article discusses how Obama strongly supports "cap and trade," a market-based system designed to cut emissions of greenhouse gasses. Some companies that could benefit include

EnerNOC

(ENOC)

,

American Superconductor

(AMSC) - Get Report

and

Energy Conversion Devices

( ENER).

Powder Dry

:

Barron's

speaks with Julie Lang Kirkpatrick, portfolio manager of Lang Asset Management. Most of the accounts Kirkpatrick manages are now largely in cash, but she is looking at investing in names like

Adobe Systems

(ADBE) - Get Report

and

Sybase

( SY).

Speaking of Dividends

: This

Barron's

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

Monsanto

(MON)

and

Linear Technology

(LLTC)

.

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 bearish stories on

Martin Marietta

(MLM) - Get Report

and

Vulcan Materials

(VMC) - Get Report

, plus a bullish piece on

Keycorp

(KEY) - Get Report

.

Latest Activist Purchases

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

Whole Foods Market

( WFMI),

Neurobiological Technologies

(NTII)

and

Johnson Outdoors

(JOUT) - Get Report

.

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

Expeditors International of Washington

(EXPD) - Get Report

,

Wendy's Arby's Group

(WEN) - Get Report

and

Accenture

(ACN) - 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

AnnTaylor Stores

(ANN)

,

Travelzoo

(TZOO) - Get Report

,

Penwest Pharmaceuticals

( PPCO) and

Vical

(VICL)

.

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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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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