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, firms specializing in acquisitions had their 15 minutes. Brrrrring! Time's up. Bring in the subprime lenders. Seriously, they're tops among the hotties with a 28.8% average return over the past 30 days.

But our list is filled with entirely new names. Firms that went public in 2003 rank second, up 23.3% since mid-August. In third, antivirus software makers swatted enough digital pests to produce a 21.9% average return.

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

Telkom SA
(NYSE:TKG)

*****

29

29

100.0%

Secure Computing
(NASDAQ:SCUR)

*****

569

554

97.4%

Ctrip.com
(NASDAQ:CTRP)

*****

2,959

2,834

95.8%

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

Accredited Home Lenders
(NASDAQ:LEND)

*

586

346

59.0%

IMPAC Mortgage
(NYSE:IMH)

*

356

210

58.9%

Countrywide Financial
(NYSE:CFC)

*

1,092

614

56.2%

IndyMac Bancorp
(NYSE:IMB)

*

447

245

54.8%

Fremont General

*

308

166

53.9%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

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