Stocks that climb to 10 times their original price are a rare breed -- but they're not impossible to find. Especially when you have Fools for friends.

The market's best stocks include companies that have risen tens, even hundreds, of times in value over the past decade. These aren't penny stocks: They're viable companies with sound prospects, achieving phenomenal returns every year. Finding just one or two of these monstrously successful firms can help you establish a winning portfolio.

Stalking the monster
To help find tomorrow's monster stocks, we'll enlist the more than 81,000 investors at Motley Fool CAPS. We've compiled a list of the most successful CAPS players, called All-Stars, who have picks that have doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled in price. Then we've plucked out some of their recent picks for stocks they find equally promising.

Player

CAPS Score

Monster Stock

CAPS Score

Recent Stock Pick

CAPS Rating

adoratium

99.68

Baidu.com

208.92

Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX)

*****

xxxpatriate

83.79

SunPower (Nasdaq: SPWR)

218.74

Cree (Nasdaq: CREE)

****

stockgripes

92.49

Dendreon

457.73

Trina Solar (NYSE: TSL)

**

wagnermr14

97.84

China Natural Resources (Nasdaq: CHNR)

398.14

Drew Industries (NYSE: DW)

*****

Data from CAPS as of Jan. 11.

Of course, this is not a list of stocks to buy -- or, for those monster stocks that our CAPS All-Stars have already found, to sell. Just consider them starting points for your own further research.

Lighting the way to the future
With Congress having decided that we'll eliminate the use of incandescent bulbs, alternative forms of lighting will have their chance to shine. While many people might first think of fluorescents or their close cousin, compact fluorescents (CFLs), the real future lies with LEDs, or light-emitting diodes. They shine brighter and last longer; their one drawback tends to be cost. But that has been coming down in recent years, and with big lighting companies like General Electric (NYSE: GE), Philips, and Siemens all making acquisitions in the industry, expect to see costs fall further.

Cree is one of the primary producers of LEDs and one of the few remaining publicly traded ones not yet gobbled up. While rumors regularly swirl about some imminent partner, so far Cree stands alone and at the head of the pack.

All-Star Kinzo, one of the top-rated players in CAPS with a 99.78 score, finds that LEDs now have the big push they need, particularly as they compete against CFLs.

Alternative energy is sooo hot right now...and so is energy saving equipment. Congress recently passed a law that will phase out all incandescent light bulbs by 2014. There is of course the new CFL (compact flourescent lightbulb). They do save energy, but contain an unhealthy amount of mercury. A bigger concern for the consumer is that even though they last 3 times as [long] and use only 1/5 the energy, they're almost 6 times as expensive!

So what's the alternative? CANDLES!

Just kidding. For this answer [I] look at the little flash light on my keychain. What is it? Why the LED bulb of course! And who makes this product? Cree Inc is one of the only LED producers that are publicly traded and therefore could potentially be a huge value. Hooray for LED's!

As for CAPS player luebypopoff, it's a matter of Cree benefiting from the movement toward "green" technology.

The production of LED semiconductors is part of the "Go Green" movement. LEDs are the future of lighting as the world turns to energy saving measures. CREE is at the forefront of the LED technology and will be a huge player in the coming years.

A chance for scary growth
Now's the opportunity for you to weigh in on Cree or any of the other stocks these All-Stars see as achieving monster growth. Agree with their views? Tell us on CAPS. If you don't agree, let us know that, too. If you've got an opinion, then this is the place where your voice counts just as much as everyone else's. Let's hear if you think these are tomorrow's monster stocks that have been uncovered today.

Baidu.com is a Motley Fool Rule Breakers recommendation. Don't be scared of trying the service free for 30 days. Drew Industries is a Motley Fool Hidden Gems selection.

Fool contributor Rich Duprey does not have a financial position in any of the stocks mentioned in this article. You can see his holdings here. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.