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

Bond ETF Plays

: This

Barron's

article says that bond ETFs have become an attractive alternative to traditional fixed-income mutual funds. Among the ETFs mentioned are

iShares Barclays TIPS Bond ETF

(TIP) - Get Report

,

SPDR Barclays Capital Convertible Bond ETF

(CWB) - Get Report

and

SPDR Barclays Capital International Treasury Bond ETF

(BWX) - Get Report

.

Undervalued Leaders

:

Barron's

talks with Todd McCallister, managing director and portfolio co-manager of the $1.4 billion

Eagle Asset Management Fund

(HMCAX). McCallister looks for companies that are undervalued but in a position to knock out competitors and take market share over time. Among the stocks in his portfolio are

CME Group

(CME) - Get Report

,

Fiserv

(FISV) - Get Report

and

Ansys

(ANSS) - Get Report

.

Small-Cap Pacific Northwest Plays

:

Barron's

interviews J.D. Delafield, CEO of Delafield Hambrecht, a merchant bank located in Seattle. Delafield has $40 million under management, including $18 million in the Delafield Hambrecht Partners hedge fund. The fund focuses on investing in small-cap companies located in the Pacific Northwest. Among the stocks in his portfolio are

Digimarc

(DMRC) - Get Report

,

Merix

( MERX) and

Cascade Microtech

(CSCD)

.

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

Anadarko Petroleum

(APC) - Get Report

and

Corrections Corp. of America

( CWX), plus a bearish piece on

Exterran

(EXH)

.

Latest Activist Purchases

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

GameStop

(GME) - Get Report

,

Eastman Kodak

( EK) and

Bare Escentuals

( BARE).

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' shares. There has been interesting activity in

Chelsea Therapeutics International

(CHTP)

,

Owens Illinois

(OI) - Get Report

,

Debt Resolve

(DRSV)

and

KB Home

(KBH) - Get Report

.

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

Morgan Stanley

(MS) - Get Report

,

Janus Capital Group

(JNS)

and

Marriott International

(MAR) - Get Report

.

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