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

Top 10 Stock Picks

:

Barron's

conducts a survey of the 10 top strategists and investment officers to see if they are bullish or bearish. The top stock pickers think that equities will make only limited progress between now and year end. Among the stocks mentioned are

Sohu.com

(SOHU) - Get Report

,

Morgan Stanley

(MS) - Get Report

,

Amazon.com

(AMZN) - Get Report

and

Marvell Technology

(MRVL) - Get Report

.

Best Retail Bets

:

Barron's

talks with Deborah Weinswig, managing director and retailing analyst for Citigroup Investment Research. She believes that investors must be selective as retailers adjust to the rapid changes in consumer shopping habits. Among the stocks mentioned are

Target

(TGT) - Get Report

,

Saks

(SKS)

and

Kohl's

(KSS) - Get Report

.

Pick of the Crop

:

Barron's

talks with Jeffrey Auxier, manager of the $92 million

Auxier Focus Fund

(AUXFX). Auxier applies his farming wisdom, which he gains from running a profitable 108-acre hazelnut and timber farm, to managing money. Among the stocks in his portfolio are

Paychex

(PAYX) - Get Report

,

Philip Morris

(PM) - Get Report

and

Kroger

(KR) - 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

Amgen

(AMGN) - Get Report

,

EOG Resources

(EOG) - Get Report

and

M&T Bank

(MTB) - Get Report

.

'Speaking of Dividends'

: This

Barron's

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

Verizon Communications

(VZ) - Get Report

and

Rogers Communications

(RCI) - Get Report

.

Latest Activist Purchases

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

Blockbuster

( BBI),

Yahoo!

(YHOO)

and

Tesco

(TESO)

.

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

Citigroup

(C) - Get Report

,

Foot Locker

(FL) - Get Report

,

Cabela's

(CAB)

and

World Fuel Services

(INT) - Get Report

.

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

Capital One Financial

(COF) - Get Report

,

Men's Wearhouse

(MW)

and

Global Payments

(GPN) - Get Report

.

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