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.

Commercial Property Survivors

:

Barron's

separates the winners from the losers in the commercial property market. Among the names that could emerge victorious are

Simon Property Group

(SPG) - Get Report

,

Vornado Realty Trust

(VNO) - Get Report

and

Public Storage

(PSA) - Get Report

. The risky plays include

Kimco Realty

(KIM) - Get Report

and

ProLogis

(PLD) - Get Report

.

Interesting Market Plays

:

Barron's

talks with Ron Baron, chairman and CEO of

Baron Capital Group

. Baron sees investment opportunities in sectors like energy, technology, education and gaming. Among his picks are

Morningstar

(MORN) - Get Report

,

Wynn Resorts

(WYNN) - Get Report

and

Blue Nile

(NILE)

.

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Minnesota Bull

:

Barron's

talks with William B. Frels, co-manager of the

Mairs and Power Growth Fund

(MPGFX). The $1.4 billion growth fund is chock full of Minnesota companies, which tend to outperform the broader market. Among the names he likes are

3M

(MMM) - Get Report

,

Fastenal

(FAST) - Get Report

and

Medtronic

(MDT) - 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

Clorox

(CLX) - Get Report

,

Mentor Graphics

(MENT)

and

Schlumberger

(SLB) - 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

Huntington Bancshares

(HBAN) - Get Report

,

Genzyme

( GENZ),

Cryo-Cell

(CCEL)

and

Marriott International

(MAR) - Get Report

.

Latest Activist Purchases

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

Mindspeed Technologies

(MSPD)

,

Life Time Fitness

(LTM) - Get Report

and

GSI Group

(GSIG)

.

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

Qualcomm

(QCOM) - Get Report

,

Humana

(HUM) - Get Report

and

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners

(BWP)

.

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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