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.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 American Express ( AXP) and Cisco Systems ( CSCO), plus a bearish piece on Research In Motion ( RIMM).
Research Reports: The latest analyst research highlighted by Barron's, including reports this week on American Eagle Outfitters ( AEO), Costco ( COST) and optionsXpress ( OXPS).
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 Apollo Group ( APOL), Concord Camera ( LENS), Ambac Financial Group ( ABK) and BioMimetic Therapeutics ( BMTI).
Latest Activist Purchases: Which companies are the top hedge funds chasing? This week's list includes names like Journal Communications ( JRN), Harman International Industries ( HAR) and Maguire Properties ( MPG).