Some stocks are one-hit wonders, making a big splash when they first appear, then quickly fizzling into obscurity or oblivion. But for other stocks, that initial big move is only a preview for even bigger and better gains.

Today, we've listed three stocks that made some of the biggest moves up over the past month, which we'll pair with the ratings issued by our Motley Fool CAPS community. The higher each stock's rating, the greater CAPS members' faith in that company's ability to keep on beating the market.


1-Month % Change

CAPS Rating (out of 5)

Asia Entertainment & Resources (Nasdaq: AERL) 90.2% ***
Motricity (Nasdaq: MOTR) 67.4% *
NovaGold Resources (NYSE: NG) 62% **

One-month % change from Oct. 21 to Nov. 19.

As the markets whipsaw to changes in second-half economic performance, the S&P 500 has been volatile. So before we get shaken out again, let's see why some in the CAPS community think some of these companies might continue to outperform the market.

A mighty temblor
If the recovery of gambling in Macau intrigues you, yet you're still leery of investing in Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) or Melco Crown Entertainment (Nasdaq: MPEL), perhaps Asia Entertainment & Resources would be a better gateway for you.

Macau casinos thrive on the business from VIPs. For a commission, junket operators bring high rollers to the casinos, issue them credit, and collect on their debts, thus helping drive volume. Las Vegas Sands had tried to cut out junket operators, because of the reduced margins they bring, but in the summer revisited the decision to try to increase the number of big-spending gamblers coming through its doors.

Asia Entertainment & Resources operates as a VIP gaming room promoter, running rooms at MGM Resorts' (NYSE: MGM) Grand Macau casino, the Star World Hotel & Casino, and most recently Melco's The Venetian on the Cotai Strip. Its VIP rooms primarily offer high-stakes baccarat, which accounts for about 88% of the total casino winnings in Macau, according to the island's gambling agency.

Earlier this month, Asia Entertainment & Resources released unaudited numbers for October rolling chip turnover showing a 72% jump year over year to $1.1 billion. Rolling chip turnover is a casino metric measuring the volume of VIP business and representing the amount of bets players make for the month.

CAPS member bigchange007 likes Asia Entertainment & Resources.

Gaming stocks do very well when an economy is good, and the Asian -China economy is currently one of the hottest. Its news is good-no debt, low p/e,and d [earnings per share].

Let us know what you think on the Asia Entertainment & Resorts CAPS page.

A sunny disposition
Motricity's mobile carrier-sponsored data platform is highly dependent on AT&T and Verizon (NYSE: VZ), which account for 70% of its revenues. While the company reigns in the low-end phone market, that segment is dying, so it wants to move into customized smartphone applications and services. Since it went public in June, Motricity has quickly become an investor favorite, with its shares tripling in value.

Yet as its lowly one-star rating indicates, CAPS members remain careful. While 55% of the CAPS members rating Motricity think it will bring market-beating results, less than half of the All-Stars rating it agree with that.

If Motricity is still too new for your tastes, you can follow along by adding the stock to your watchlist and have all the Foolish news and analysis gathered together for you in one place.

A speedy opportunity
It's probably not surprising that with Ireland getting bailed out, Portugal's finances crumbling, and economic uncertainty here at home, gold stocks are going up. And NovaGold Resources, sitting with Barrick Gold atop a mother lode of proven and probable reserves at their Donlin Creek property in Alaska, might shine brightest.

CAPS member tdaughtry3 says NovaGold has some work to do, but the value of the assets makes the stock reasonably priced.

Though NG has been slow in turning a profit and getting [gold] out of their mines, assets alone are worth more than the stock is trading for. Could be a potential $22 per share takeover target within 5 years. If they are able to begin producing gold (and copper) look for a ripper

Be sure to add it to the Fool's free portfolio tracker and see whether investors will laugh all the way to the bank.

Shake, rattle, and roll
With these stocks shaking the market this past month, it pays to start your own research on them at Motley Fool CAPS. Read a company's financial reports, scrutinize key data and charts, and examine the comments your fellow investors have made -- all from a stock's CAPS page.

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Fool contributor Rich Duprey does not have a financial position in any of the stocks mentioned in this article. You can see his holdings. You can shake, rattle, and roll The Motley Fool's disclosure policy, but it still won't break.