Yesterday proved to be a pretty interesting day for watchers of our Rule Breakers newsletter service. After a spectacular run in recent weeks for many of the 18 active stock recommendations, the average pick is now up 0.85%.

Not too impressed with that 0.85% gain? I can't say that I blame you. However, you would be intrigued by the newsletter service's present showing if you had checked it out just a month earlier when the typical pick was off by 15% with just three of the stocks in the black.

Today nine of the companies are trading higher than when they were first recommended, and four of those are showing healthy double-digit percentage gains. While there have been two big winners -- Steiner Leisure (NASDAQ:STNR) and Archipelago Holdings (NYSE:AX) are up by roughly 60% apiece -- the extra green scattered throughout the scorecard these days is refreshing.

As a bonus, TiVo (NASDAQ:TIVO) shares soared 18% higher after an analyst upgrade yesterday. While TiVo is not an official Rule Breakers recommendation (though it was singled out in Motley Fool Stock Advisor), the DVR pioneer has its own dedicated discussion board on the Rule Breakers site because the stock has been so appealing to growth investors in recent months.

Modeled after the original Rule Breakers strategy that David Gardner implemented in uncovering some of the great 1990s growth stocks like (NASDAQ:AMZN), Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN), and eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY), the newsletter was launched in the fall of 2004 and features monthly stock recommendations as well as dedicated columns devoted to biotechnology, nanotechnology, and early adopters.

While the next nine months are unlikely to follow the same path as the first nine, relatively speaking, 0.85% never looked so good.

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Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz thinks that green is beautiful. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this story. The Fool has a disclosure policy. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.