Editor's note: Welcome to Stockpickr's "Barron's Roundup." Each weekend, James Altucher presents Stockpickr portfolios related to articles in the latest issue of Barron's.Investment Quality Trends' 'Lucky 13': This week's "Speaking Of Dividends" column features an interview with Kelley Wright, managing editor of Investment Quality Trends newsletter. Every year, IQT comes up with its Lucky 13 portfolio, which is made up of deep-value stocks with higher-than-average dividend yields. The 2008 Lucky 13 includes Automatic Data Processing ( ADP) and General Electric ( GE).
Barron's Roundtable Stock Picks For 2008: Barron's recently interviewed a variety of professional money managers for its annual "Barron's Roundtable" feature. This week, it published forecasts from Art Samberg, Meryl Witmer, Fred Hickey and Mario Gabelli. Their picks include Focus Media Holdings ( FMCN) and American Eagle Outfitters ( AEO).
Barron's Stocks That Represent A Huge Buying Opportunity: Barron's published an interesting cover story that argues it may soon be time to buy lots of stocks -- barring a deep recession, of course. Names highlighted in the article included Sears Holdings ( SHLD) and Tesoro ( TSO) (TSO).
Barron's Summaries: 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's issue featured a bullish story on MBIA ( MBI) and a bearish piece on Shutterfly ( SFLY).
Latest Activist Hedge Fund Purchases: Which companies are the top hedge funds chasing? This week's list includes Tiffany ( TIF), CNET ( CNET) and Websense ( WBSN).
Research Reports: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by Barron's, including reports this week on Citigroup ( C), JPMorgan Chase ( JPM) and Hansen Medical ( HNSN).
Top Insider Purchases of the Week: Insider purchases are a lot more predictive than insider selling. Barron's lists stocks where managers are buying, and we build a portfolio with those stocks. There's been interesting activity in Hovnanian ( HOV), Lions Gate Entertainment ( LGF), American Capital Strategies ( ACAS) and Ruby Tuesday ( RT).