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 week, Venezuelan stocks were fierier than Carrot Top after a two-hour session at the tanning salon, and they're still en fuego. Stocks that either call Venezuela home or just have significant assets in the country are, as group, up 24.3% over the last 30 days.

Who are the other hotties? Have a look:

  • Second best, for the third straight week, are providers of solar power. Stocks of sun worshippers are, as a group, up 23.1% over the last 30 days.
  • Third best are the uranium producers. Digging for radioactive gold has stocks like Uranium Resources and its peers up 22.7% over the last 30 days.

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

Ternium S.A. (NYSE: TX  )

*****

52

52

100.0%

Suntech Power

****

908

871

95.9%

Cameco (NYSE: CCJ  )

****

369

351

95.1%

USEC (NYSE: USU  )

****

145

136

93.8%

BP (NYSE: BP  )

****

462

407

88.1%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

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

Company

CAPS Stars

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bearish CAPS Ratings

Bear Ratio

Compania Anonima Nacional Telefonos

*

125

83

66.4%

Uranerz Energy (AMEX: URZ  )

*

146

97

66.4%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

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Fool contributor Tim Beyers, who is ranked 775 out of more than 23,500 in CAPS, didn't own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this story at the time of publication. All of his portfolio holdings can be found at Tim's Fool profile. His thoughts on hot stocks, Foolishness, and investing in general may be found in his blog. Suntech Power is a Motley Fool Rule Breakers choice. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy is hotter than city asphalt in the summer heat.


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