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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

Barron's

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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and

iShares Barclays US Treasury Inflation Protected Securities

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, among others.

Recovery Bear

:

Barron's

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

Time Warner Cable

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TheStreet Recommends

(TWC)

and

Wal-Mart Stores

(WMT) - Get Walmart Inc. Report

.

'Speaking of Dividends'

: This

Barron's

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

BB&T

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and

United Technologies

(UTX) - Get United Technologies Corporation 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

Medtronic

(MDT) - Get Medtronic Plc Report

,

Cerner

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and Wal-Mart.

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

Garmin

(GRMN) - Get Garmin Ltd. Report

,

Midway Gold

(MDW)

,

Verizon Communications

(VZ) - Get Verizon Communications Inc. Report

and

Cabela's

(CAB)

.

Latest Activist Purchases

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

Constellation Energy Group

(CEG)

,

Jackson Hewitt Tax Service

(JTX)

and

Terra Industries

(TRA)

.

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

Energy Conversion Devices

(ENER)

,

Nuance Communications

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and

Nike

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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

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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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