Yes folks after a two week absence due to really bad issues the stonedinvestor is back with his fireside reading of barrons. What gems will he pull from these pages? His record is 100% so far- we have made at least $1,000 each week from each issue we have read together... let's take a free rolling look inside at this weeks issue... First Page Charting The Market. I like this page it gives you a quick glimpse at some pretty obvious charts with a little commentary to go with it. The first thing that blasts off the page is NIKE wow she soared past a hundred it seems just like last year I was buying and selling this $60 to $70. Maybe buy and hold does work? Too high now. Too late now. Where is Cramer with his sell Nike now at $77 call! RIMM what can I say that was me who bought at $79 in case you were wondering. Too high now. China National Offshore , CNOOC looks interesting it bounced sweetly off it's 200 day but look they have struck a deal to but LNG from Iran! Bad move guys. Lets move on. The Trader column brings up one interesting point the near perfect copy of this year to last year in that last year a strong 4th QTR rally peaked on DEC 14 and then the market slid 2% heading into the holidays. This year the market peaked on DEC 15th! WOW that's too close for coincidence- some backtesting is needed here but it may say something about mutual fund flows and when they close their books. And yes we are off near 2%! As we read on in the Trader column we see this is going to be one of those " Told You So " issues when past good calls are triumphed to the umpteenth degree so here we go FORD & Pier 1 are you kidding me? Two crapoloa stocks. But they had big moves. UAL, Wendys nice picks but not biting... Alaska Communications? (ALSK) don't know that one, up 32% with a big dividend hmm! This will be our first candidate. Lets take a look at the winners and Losers to see if we get any ideas... Bently Pharm (BNT) back from the dead with a 17% move, that we will take a look at. Oh dear Exact Sciences again! (EXAS) I have a long and painful history with this stock. They offer VIRTUAL COLONOSCOPY! How can this not be a good thing? Up 35% this will be a candidate. Oh No Not Arotech again! (ARTX) batteries all the time with these guys to the US government it showed up on a momentum screen for me last week I looked at it and tossed it- up 39%. Sh*t! Lets move on In 13D filings I see Tontine Partners has boosted it's stake in Wheeling -Pittsburgh to 1.97 million shares or 13.9 % Thats a large commitment, (WPSC) will be at the top of our list for research. In Insider transactions we have a WPSC highlight again- 1 buyer went in for 138,800 shares! A $2 mil plus commitment... interesting. That's a Barrons hint, if I can find a third reason to commit I'll be in next week! Mankind (MNKD) is highlighted too with 2 buyers- that's the inhaled insulin game again- interesting company 2 buyers 26,000 shares. In research reports Gigamedia a stock I already dig is in there but with pretty stale news by market standards, not sure if that's enough (GIGM). Looky, Looky OSIS! I already gave that info to ET on another thread this past week- it's nice to be ahead of Barrons! Wow pretty packed issue so far let's quickly peruse the low priced column/ spec stocks for big movers to look at: Almost Famous? AFAM- plus $1.94 @ $39 Amerigon? ARGN- plus 98 cents @ $10.31 Yum! Dialysis Corp! DCAI- An old fave from last year used to trade much higher plus 86 cents @ 12.97. Onstream Media? ONSM plus $1.34 @ $3? Gyrodon? GYRO plus $2.49 @ $59 and lastly EuroTech Holdings CLWT plus 71 cents @ $5.16. As we wrap up this holiday issue their is an interesting piece on E.W. Scripps. It reads very well, for whatever reason I always thought this was a pharmacy benefit Company!( SSP ) bad symbol! I've been dabbling in media stocks without too much success this one looks potentially very good. Lastly there is an interview with Chicago-based Institutional capital they have two interesting picks Temple Inland TIN & InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)..... Oh Man! Let's go through the ideas to research: The Top 10 ideas in this weeks Barrons are: ALSK / BNT / EXAS / ARTX / WPSC / MNKD / GIGM / SSP / TIN / IHG... The other 6 long shot candidates are: AFAM / ARGN / DCAI / ONSM / GYRO / CLWT. It's Christmas time I don't want to do all this work! Somewhere in this mess of symbols is a $1,000 payout for the stonedinvestor and you! Our mission is to find it... stay tuned! And PLEASE throw in your own choices for investment from this power- packed episode of THE BARRONS GAME!!!!