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, microprocessor makers ruled the realm. Turns out they still do, much to my surprise. Last week's market meltdown gave Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD  ) a 6% haircut. But over the last 30 days, the chip kings are up 35.7% on average.

Still in second are the sultans of sin, "adult entertainment" stocks, whose sex appeal as a group has made for a 32.5% average return since mid-October. Third place, meanwhile, goes to the hardy souls who hail from the land of the Vikings. Nope, not Minnesota -- Norway. Stocks from the Great White North are up 30% over the past 30 days.

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

Company

CAPS Stars

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bull Ratio

30-Day Price Change

Norsk Hydro (NYSE:NHY)

*****

535

99.1%

7.6%

Statoil (NYSE:STO)

*****

355

98.6%

3.7%

New Frontier Media (NASDAQ:NOOF)

****

307

98.4%

(9.2%)

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC)

****

3,769

89.5%

(2.4%)

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

Bear Ratio

30-Day Price Change

Transmeta (NASDAQ:TMTA)

*

30

46.7%

125.1%

Playboy Enterprises (NYSE:PLA)

*

155

42.3%

(10.2%)

Source: Motley Fool CAPS.

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