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.

Once again, firms doing business in Venezuela are hotter than an armor-clad knight in Death Valley in August. Stocks under the thumb of president Hugo Chavez are, as a group, up 35.9% over the last 30 days.

Who are the other hotties? Have a look:

  • Glowing bright in the second spot are the uranium miners, whose stocks are, as a group, up 30.6% over the last 30 days.
  • Digging for returns in the third spot: nonmetallic mineral miners, whose stocks are collectively up 25.4% 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 (out of five)

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bullish CAPS Ratings

Bull Ratio

Altius Minerals

*****

7

7

100%

New Gold (AMEX:NGD)

*****

13

13

100%

International Royalty (AMEX:ROY)

*****

16

16

100%

Energy Metals (NYSE:EMU)

*****

96

95

98.9%

TGC Industries (AMEX:TGE)

*****

252

249

98.8%

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

Compania Anonima Telefonos de Venezuela (NYSE:VNT)

*

112

69

61.6%

Uranerz (AMEX:URZ)

*

207

106

51.2%

Fronteer Development (AMEX:FRG)

*

265

88

33.2%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS.

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Fool contributor Tim Beyers, who is ranked 1,556 out of more than 26,600 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. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy is hotter than city asphalt in the summer heat.


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