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.

Cash Cows: Barron's says companies that generate lots of cash are the place to be when credit is tight. Some of the "cash cows" that Barron's favors are CME ( CME), Baker Hughes ( BHI) and Hewlett-Packard ( HPQ)


Speaking Of Dividends: This Barron's column highlights the latest dividend increases, initiations and cutbacks. This week there's information on General Motors ( GM), Verizon Communications ( VZ), and Diamond Hill Investment ( DHIL).


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 Apple ( AAPL), MetLife ( MET) and Banco Santander ( STD)


Latest Activist Purchases: Which companies are the top hedge funds chasing? This week's list includes names like Canadian Superior Energy ( SNG), Global Ship Lease ( GSI) and Epicor Software ( EPIC).


Research Reports: The latest analyst research highlighted by Barron's, including reports this week on Annaly Capital Management ( NLY), Citigroup ( C) and Thinkorswim ( SWIM).


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' stocks. There has been interesting activity in Vanda Pharmaceuticals ( VNDA), Sunoco ( SUN), Knology ( KNOL) and Comverge ( COMV)


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