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.Insider Buying: Barron's says insider buying is outpacing selling by three to one during this bear market. Some of the companies that insiders are loading up on include AutoZone ( AZO), DSW ( DSW) and MetLife ( MET).
Cheap Losers: Barron's says that once the stock market rebounds, the "cheap losers" will outperform. Stocks that Barron's identified as losers include Affymetrix ( AFFX), Briggs & Stratton ( BGG - Get Report) and Cadence Design ( CDNS).
Dividend Fund Manager: Barron's speaks with Rick Helm, manager of Cohen & Steers Dividend Value Fund (DVFAX). Some of the dividend-paying names he likes are Abbott Laboratories ( ABT) and UPS ( UPS).
Going Shopping for Retail Stocks: Barron's talks with Michael Exstein and Gary Balter, retail stock analysts at Credit Suisse. The duo favors Bed Bath & Beyond ( BBBY) and Best Buy ( BBY).
Speaking Of Dividends: This Barron's column highlights the latest dividend increases, initiations and cutbacks. This week, there's information on Principal Financial ( PFG) and Hartford Financial ( HIG).
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 Emcore ( EMKR) and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial ( MTU), plus a bearish piece on eBay ( EBAY).
Latest Activist Purchases: Which companies are the top hedge funds chasing? This week's list includes names like Leap Wireless ( LEAP), Youbet.com ( UBET) and Coinstar ( CSTR).
Research Reports: The latest analyst research highlighted by Barron's, including reports this week on Genentech ( DNA), Johnson Controls ( JCI) and PepsiCo ( PEP).
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 Chesapeake Energy ( CHK - Get Report), Monsanto ( MON), Devon Energy ( DVN - Get Report) and Stericycle ( SRCL).