If you're not a subscriber to our Motley Fool Rule Breakers newsletter service, you may not even realize that today is the third Wednesday of the month. What's so special about today? It's a day of enlightenment for growth stock enthusiasts. Why? Because this is the day when the latest issue of the monthly newsletter becomes available.

Don't worry, you've got plenty of time since the new issue won't be released until the market close today. But even if you find yourself checking out the issue fashionably late, there are still some pretty good reasons to pay attention.

Since the newsletter's launch last year, the average recommendation has tripled the market's performance. The S&P 500 has returned an average of a little better than 4% while our picks have gained an average of 13.2%. If we can keep that up, over time even the most modest investor will make out nicely.

Yes, these are volatile growth stocks. Implosions will happen when you are fishing in the mercurial growth stock waters. The newsletter already has a couple of those. Then again, more than half of our 22 past recommendations are showing double-digit percentage gains since they were first singled out. In a few hours, 22 picks will become 24 as we complete our first year of superior growth investing.

Is this the day when XM Satellite Radio (NASDAQ:XMSR) or Sirius (NASDAQ:SIRI) finally make the cut? Baidu.com (NASDAQ:BIDU) was a wildly successful IPO earlier this month, but is China's search-engine giant Rule Breaker material?

Finding great growth stocks early in their defiance cycle has been lucrative in the past. It has translated into a 66% gain on shares of Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) since its recommendation in our April issue. Archipelago Holdings (NYSE:AX) got the nod two months earlier and is now up a whopping 85%.

Tonight we will be adding two new stocks to our list of active picks, but that's not all that you will find in the newsletter. One column profiles five attractive dot-com upstarts that may make tantalizing buyout candidates. Other articles are dedicated to the latest trends in biotechnology and nanotechnology. There is also a lively community board to keep the exchanges going above and beyond the new issues and mid-month updates.

So the next time you find yourself wondering how companies like dairy-beverage specialist Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY) or drug developer New River Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:NRPH) found the gumption to more than double in recent months, odds are that the trail to higher share prices started with a bunch of savvy investors who spotted the possibilities before anyone else.

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Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz finds that eating, sleeping, and breathing growth stocks will work wonders for your financial health. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this story, though he is part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. The Fool has a disclosure policy.