Editor's note: Welcome to "Barron's Roundup." Each weekend, Stockpickr presents portfolios related to articles in the latest issue of Barron's.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), Vanguard Total Bond Market ( BND) and PowerShares Build America ( BAB).
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), Concur Technologies ( CNQR) and Goldman Sachs Group ( GS).
'Speaking of Dividends': This Barron's column highlights the latest dividend increases, initiations and cutbacks. This week there's information on Cummins ( CMI) and Weyerhaeuser ( WY).
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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), Monsanto ( MON), Overseas Shipholding Group ( OSG) and Republic Airways ( RJET).
Research Reports: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by Barron's, including reports this week on Deckers Outdoor ( DECK), CommVault Systems ( CVLT) and Raymond James Financial ( RJF).
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).