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

Globetrotter

:

Barron's

talks with Gary Motyl, the chief investment officer of the $90 billion Templeton Global Equity Group, a unit of

Franklin Resources

(BEN) - Get Report

. Motyl is bullish on the chances for a global economic recovery and a rebound in stocks. Among the stocks in his portfolio are

China Telecom

(CHA) - Get Report

,

Cisco Systems

(CSCO) - Get Report

and

Telefonica

(TEF) - Get Report

.

Mid-Cap Dominators

:

Barron's

talks with Christopher McHugh, the lead manager of the

Turner MidCap Growth Investor Fund

(TMGFX). McHugh and his team of 20 analysts look for mid-cap companies that really dominate their sectors. Among the stocks in his portfolio are

Alexion Pharmaceuticals

(ALXN) - Get Report

,

Micron Technology

(MU) - Get Report

and

Coach

(COH)

.

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

Yahoo!

(YHOO)

and

LSI

(LSI) - Get Report

, plus bearish pieces on

Sturm, Ruger & Company

(RGR) - Get Report

and

Smith & Wesson

(SWHC)

.

'Speaking of Dividends'

: This

Barron's

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

Medtronic

(MDT) - 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

Valence Technology

(VLNC)

,

Western Refining

(WNR)

,

Famous Dave's of America

(DAVE)

and

ValueVision Media

(VVTV)

.

Latest Activist Purchases

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

Gartner

(IT) - Get Report

,

Lions Gate Entertainment

(LGF)

and

Lydall

(LDL) - Get Report

.

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

Crocs

(CROX) - Get Report

,

Best Buy

(BBY) - Get Report

and

H.J. Heinz

(HNZ)

.

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