Editor's note: Welcome to Stockpickr's "Barron's Roundup." Each week, James Altucher presents Stockpickr portfolios related to articles in the latest issue of Barron's.

'Speaking of Dividends'

: This

Barron's

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

CBS

(CBS) - Get Report

,

Host Hotels & Resorts

(HST) - Get Report

and

Coca-Cola

(KO) - 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

Northern Trust

(NTRS) - Get Report

,

Loews

(L) - Get Report

and

Hewlett-Packard

(HPQ) - Get Report

.

Latest Activist Purchases

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

Trump Entertainment Resorts

( TRMP),

Cosi

(COSI)

and

Vanda Pharmaceuticals

(VNDA) - Get Report

.

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

Dell

(DELL) - Get Report

,

MasterCard

(MA) - Get Report

and

Bank of America

(BAC) - 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

Lions Gate Entertainment

(LGF)

,

Seagate Technology

(STZX)

,

SunTrust Banks

(STI) - Get Report

and

Vulcan Materials

(VMC) - Get Report

.

In a treacherous market like this, don't invest alone. Throughout the trading week on Stockpickr Answers, investing professionals respond to questions posed by members of the Stockpickr community. This week's pro lineup includes Dan Fitzpatrick and David Peltier. For next week's full schedule, visit Stockpickr.com.

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