Editor's note: Welcome to "Barron's Roundup." Each weekend, Stockpickr presents portfolios related to articles in the latest issue of Barron's.Postbankruptcy Winners: This Barron's article says investing in companies emerging from bankruptcy has become trickier but there's still money to be made. Among the stocks mentioned are Smurfit-Stone ( SSCC), Six Flags Entertainment ( SIX) and Dex One ( DEXO).
Top Silver Plays: This Barron's article says silver has long been overshadowed by gold, but its turn in the limelight is coming. Among the stocks mentioned are Silver Wheaton ( SLW), Pan American Silver ( PAAS) and iShares Silver Trust ( SLV).
Trend Finder: Barron's talks with Martin Sass, manager of the $1.2 billion M.D. Sass Relative Value Equities, a long-only large-cap value strategy. Sass is primarily a bottom-up stockpicker who uses intensive forensic research to identify trends. Among the stocks in his portfolio are Chicago Bridge & Iron ( CBI), Tyco Electronics ( TEL) and WMS Industries ( WMS).
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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 Republic Services ( RSG), Aflac ( AFL) and Apple ( AAPL).
'Speaking of Dividends': This Barron's column highlights the latest dividend increases, initiations and cutbacks. This week there's information on AptarGroup ( ATR) and General Electric ( GE).
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 Magma Design Automation ( LAVA), FTI Consulting ( FTI), General Mills ( GIS) and Westport Innovations ( WPRT).
Research Reports: The latest analyst research reports highlighted by Barron's, including reports this week on Halliburton ( HAL), Yahoo! ( YHOO) and VMware ( VMW).
Latest Activist Purchases: Which companies are the top hedge funds chasing? This week's list includes names like CKE Restaurants ( CKR), Vitacost.com ( VITC) and Cypress Bioscience ( CYPB).