NEW YORK ( Stockpickr) -- Another day of upward moving stocks has investors excited as we edge closer to the start of 2010.
And with a shortened trading week between the Christmas and New Year trading breaks, vacations and volume decreases could lead to increased volatility for a number of stocks despite the shorter holding time this week.
To make the most of our trading time, it's time to look to the Rocket Stock once again. Our weekly list, which takes a look at beaten-down stocks with near-term growth catalysts and long-term growth potential, took some knocks last week vs. its benchmark as the S&P 500 rallied 2.18% between last Monday and Friday.
Still, with 43.16% outperformance over the S&P over the last 23 weeks, Rocket Stocks have proven their worth in 2009 and should continue to do so into 2010. Last week's Rocket plays include Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG - Get Report) and Visa (V - Get Report).Now here's a look at this week's Rocket Stock plays.