Hot Stocks You're Buying Now

Welcome back to another Foolish review of the hottest stocks as ranked by Motley Fool CAPS. We're looking at the three best-performing industries over the past 30 days and your favorite long and short candidates in each.

Last time, makers of organic light-emitting diodes were smiling bright. Not today. This time, firms specializing in acquisitions are sizzling like bacon on a griddle, up by an average of -- get this -- 437.9% over the past 30 days.

You've seen our other hotheads before. Financiers have come in from the cold to rank second, up 25.8% since early August. Greek stocks, meanwhile, are sunning themselves in third, having returned 16.9% over the same period.

According to you, our Foolish readers, the best stocks in these industries to own now -- i.e., those with four or five of the maximum five stars in CAPS -- are:

Company

CAPS Stars

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bullish CAPS Ratings

Bull Ratio

National Bank of Greece

(NYSE: NBG  )

*****

216

214

99.1%

Excel Maritime Carriers

(NYSE: EXM  )

*****

468

454

97.0%

Star Maritime Acquisition

(AMEX: SEA  )

*****

44

42

95.4%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

And your favorite short candidates -- i.e., those rated with one or two stars in CAPS -- are:

Company

CAPS Stars

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bearish CAPS Ratings

Bear Ratio

Alternative Asset Management

(NYSE: AMV  )

*

11

7

63.6%

CBRE Realty Finance

(NYSE: CBF  )

*

80

43

53.8%

Crystal River Capital

(NYSE: CRZ  )

*

133

56

42.1%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

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