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, Greek stocks were tanned, toned, and covered in cash. They're just as radiant today, up 25.4% on average over the last 30 days.

As for the other hotheads, gold stocks are glittering in second place with a 24.9% average return, while minimally invasive medical equipment makers such as Intuitive Surgical (Nasdaq: ISRG  ) are third with a 10.9% average gain.

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

*****

185

184

99.5%

Excel Maritime (NYSE:EXM)

*****

347

340

97.9%

Rubicon Minerals (AMEX:RBY)

*****

224

219

97.8%

Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY)

*****

1,065

1,037

97.4%

Compania de Minas Buenaventura (NYSE:BVN)

*****

151

147

97.4%

Northgate Minerals (AMEX:NXG)

*****

906

882

97.4%

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

CONMED Corp. (NASDAQ:CNMD)

*

22

7

31.8%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

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Fool contributor Tim Beyers, who is ranked 6,428 out of more than 60,000 participants in CAPS, didn't own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this story at the time of publication. Find Tim's portfolio here and his latest blog commentary here. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy is hotter than city asphalt in the summer heat.


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