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

Good Buys for Bad Times

: This

Barron's

article says that with the U.S. economy expected to grow by only 3% in 2010, investors should look for companies that are recession resistant. Among the stocks mentioned are

PetSmart

(PETM)

,

Fiserv

(FISV) - Get Report

and

Western Union

(WU) - Get Report

.

Dividend Player

:

Barron's

talks with Don Kilbridge, portfolio manager of the $2.8 billion

Vanguard Dividend Growth Fund

(VDIGX). Kilbridge gravitates towards companies where he sees approximately 10% average annual payout boosts over a five-year horizon. Among the stocks in his portfolio are

Johnson & Johnson

(JNJ) - Get Report

,

Marsh & McLennan

(MMC) - Get Report

and

Automatic Data Processing

(ADP) - Get Report

.

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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

Motorola

( MOT),

Jefferies Group

(JEF) - Get Report

and

Computer Sciences

(CSC)

.

'Speaking of Dividends'

: This

Barron's

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

TheStreet Recommends

L-3 Communications

(LLL) - Get Report

and

News Corp.

(NWS) - 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' shares. There has been interesting activity in

Take Two Interactive Software

(TTWO) - Get Report

,

Hovnanian Enterprises

(HOV) - Get Report

,

Tyco Electronics

(TEL) - Get Report

and

Huntington Bancshares

(HBAN) - Get Report

.

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

Deere

(DE) - Get Report

,

United Parcel Service

(UPS) - Get Report

and

Murphy Oil

(MUR) - Get Report

.

Latest Activist Purchases

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

Facet Biotech

( FACT),

Biogen Idec

(BIIB) - Get Report

and

Cedar Fair

(FUN) - Get Report

.

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