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.

Top Bond Funds

:

Barron's

highlights six managers who are finding value in the treacherous bond market. They share three characteristics: They're conservative, savvy and experienced. The funds include the

Fidelity Government Income Fund

(FGOVX),

Legg Mason Partners Managed Municipals Fund

(SHMMX) and

Templeton Global Bond Fund

(TPINX).

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

Research In Motion

( RIMM),

Apple

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and

Corning

(GLW) - Get Corning Inc Report

.

Small-Cap Value

:

Barron's

talks with John E. Deysher, portfolio manager of the $53 million

Pinnacle Value Fund

(PVFIX). Deysher thinks small-cap stocks are set to bounce. Among the names he likes are

Preferred Bank

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and

MVC Capital

(MVC) - Get MVC Capital, Inc. Report

.

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

Google

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,

InterDigital

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and

Agrium

(AGU)

.

'Speaking of Dividends'

: This

Barron's

TheStreet Recommends

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

Wal-Mart

(WMT) - Get Walmart Inc. Report

,

Norfolk Southern

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and

Bank of America

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.

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

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,

General Mills

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,

Industrial Services of America

(IDSA) - Get Industrial Services of America, Inc. Report

and

T 3 Energy Services

(TTES)

.

Latest Activist Purchases

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

Tiffany

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,

Target

(TGT) - Get Target Corporation Report

and

Websense

(WBSN)

.

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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