This Week's 'Barron's' Roundup

<I>Barron's</I> examines the recent flow of money into bond ETFs and offers a bullish assessment of Google.
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Five Fixed-Income ETFs

: This

Barron's

article says investors are flocking into bond ETFs, which have good returns and are secure. Among the stocks mentioned are

iShares Barclays Aggregate

(AGG) - Get Report

,

Vanguard Total Bond Market

(BND) - Get Report

and

PowerShares Build America

(BAB) - 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

Google

(GOOG) - Get Report

,

Concur Technologies

(CNQR)

and

Goldman Sachs Group

(GS) - Get Report

.

'Speaking of Dividends'

: This

Barron's

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

Cummins

(CMI) - Get Report

and

Weyerhaeuser

(WY) - Get Report

.

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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

Oracle

(ORCL) - Get Report

,

Monsanto

(MON)

,

Overseas Shipholding Group

(OSG) - Get Report

and

Republic Airways

(RJET)

.

Research Reports

: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by

Barron's

, including reports this week on

Deckers Outdoor

(DECK) - Get Report

,

CommVault Systems

(CVLT) - Get Report

and

Raymond James Financial

(RJF) - Get Report

.

Latest Activist Purchases

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

Lions Gate Entertainment

(LGF)

,

Bowne & Co.

(BNE)

and

Verisign

(VRSN) - Get Report

.

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