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

Financial Services Bull

:

Barron's

talks with Anton Schutz, portfolio manager at the

Burnham Financial Industries Fund

(BURFX), a large-cap financial services mutual fund he launched in April 2004. Schutz thinks a number of financial services companies are worth buying, despite the challenges that lie ahead. Among the stocks in his portfolio are

JPMorgan Chase

(JPM) - Get Report

,

People's United Financial

(PBCT) - Get Report

and

Ameriprise Financial

(AMP) - 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

Altria Group

(MO) - Get Report

and

JDS Uniphase

(JDSU)

, plus a bearish piece on

Apollo Group

(APOL)

.

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

A123 Systems

( AONE),

Marathon Oil

(MRO) - Get Report

and

Comstock Resources

(CRK) - Get Report

.

'Speaking of Dividends'

: This

Barron's

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

Polo Ralph Lauren

(RL) - Get Report

and

Steris

(STE) - Get Report

.

Latest Activist Purchases

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

China Agritech

( CAGC),

Forest Oil

(FST)

and

FBR Capital Markets

( FBCM).

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