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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.

Treasury Bubble

: This


article contends that the bubble has burst in the U.S. Treasury market due to a glut of government bonds. It advises investors to consider buying corporates, high-yielding mortgage securities and certain municipal bonds. The article discusses the

ProShares UltraShort Lehman 20 Year Treasury ETF

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iShares Barclays US Treasury Inflation Protected Securities

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, among others.

Recovery Bear



talks with Jim Keegan, co-manager of the $1.1 billion RidgeWorth Intermediate Bond Fund. Keegan thinks an economic recovery is not at hand, due to the poor state of the U.S. consumer's balance sheet. Among the companies in which he holds bonds are

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TheStreet Recommends



Wal-Mart Stores

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'Speaking of Dividends'

: This


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


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United Technologies

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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


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and Wal-Mart.

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


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Midway Gold



Verizon Communications

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Latest Activist Purchases

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

Constellation Energy Group



Jackson Hewitt Tax Service



Terra Industries



Research Reports

: The latest analyst research highlighted by


, including reports this week on

Energy Conversion Devices



Nuance Communications

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At the time of publication, Altucher and/or his fund had no holdings of stocks mentioned, although positions may change at any time.

James Altucher is president of


LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of 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



. 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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