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 that? It's a day of enlightenment for growth stock enthusiasts. It's the day when the latest issue of the monthly newsletter becomes available and two brand new stock picks are revealed.

Easy, now. You've got plenty of time. The new issue won't be released until the market closes. However, even if you find yourself checking out the issue fashionably late, there are still some pretty good reasons to pay belated attention.

Since the newsletter's launch last year, the average recommendation has soundly beaten the market. Then again, as of yesterday, the S&P 500 has averaged a negative return during the premium research newsletter's tenure. Just staying in the black would be enough to topple the indexers.

Yes, Rule Breakers tracks volatile growth stocks. Implosions will happen when you're fishing in the mercurial growth-stock waters. The newsletter already has a couple of those troublemakers. On the other hand, more than half of the newsletter's 24 past recommendations are showing double-digit percentage gains since they were first singled out. In a few hours, we will kick off our second year of picking out superior stock ideas like those. Can we keep it up?

And are you coming around? Getting excited about today? Is this the day when interest rate watcher Bankrate (NASDAQ:RATE) or mobile phone game publisher Jamdat Mobile (NASDAQ:JMDT) finally make the cut? They are just two of the 225 stocks in our active Rule Breakers Universe.

Another entry is Zebra Technologies (NASDAQ:ZBRA), which represents the migration to the RFID standard, one of the year's biggest trends. Major retailers and governmental organizations have taken to the evolved usage of radio frequency identification to ensure more effective inventory control, and Zebra is a heavy on that front -- it specializes in the printing of the RFID labels. We already have a pretty compelling RFID play as an active recommendation, but surely there must be room for another.

Finding great growth stocks early in their defiance cycle has proved lucrative in the past. It has translated into better than 50% gains for recent picks such as Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) and Protein Design Labs (NASDAQ:PDLI).

You'll find more than just two new picks in the newsletter, too. We'll also be taking a look back at the first dozen issues. My column is dedicated to the early-adopter breakthroughs that have taken place over the past year and the innovations that will rock 2006. Other articles are dedicated to the latest trends in biotechnology and nanotechnology. There is also a lively community board related to the newsletter, where you can keep the exchanges going above and beyond the regular distribution of new issues and mid-month updates.

So the next time you find yourself wondering how companies like bridal dot-com salvation TheKnot.com (NASDAQ:KNOT) or home-improvement player Home Solutions of America (AMEX:HOM) 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 did.

Want to see whether superior growth investing is a worthwhile investing strategy for you and your money? Learn more about the Rule Breakers service by kicking the tires with a free 30-day trial. Act quickly, though. The next issue is now just hours away.

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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. 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.