The Stock Advisors' George Putnam just released his top 10 "bounce candidates," meaning stocks that may benefit most from end-of-the-year tax sell-offs and portfolio window dressing.
As he puts it, "The extreme volatility this year has produced a particularly interesting crop of year-end bounce candidates."
Interested in his top picks? Before diving into the list, it's worth noting his requirements: All were worst performers on the S&P 500 in the 2011 calendar year, and only one stock per industry group.
Putnam thinks artificial selling pressures could result in some profitable buying opportunities. Do you agree? (Click here to access free, interactive tools to analyze these ideas.)
1. American International Group
2. Alpha Natural Resources
3. Bank of America
4. Computer Sciences
5. First Solar
6. Janus Capital Group
7. Monster Worldwide
9. MEMC Electronic Materials
10. United States Steel
Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in analyst ratings over the last two years for the stocks mentioned above. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research.
Rebecca Lipman owns shares of FSLR.