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5 Warm-Weather Stocks: Buy, Sell or Hold?

MINNEAPOLIS ( Stockpickr) -- The official start of spring marks the end of what has been a very long winter. Massive snow storms followed by long stretches of cold weather blanketed much of the U.S. this year. I'm ready to see the sun again -- and more important, I'm ready to get out of the house.

I don't think I am alone. Cabin fever has reached a peak for many. I suspect that not only are people ready to get out of the house, but consumers are ready for another burst of spending. The economy is recovering, and personal balance sheets are being repaired.

As the seasons change, so do trends in the market. Some companies do better during the warmer months, reflecting shifting buying patterns. Business, as they say, is cyclical, and that includes being cyclical around the calendar.

I recall a great example of that cyclicality with the trading of what is now named SMF Energy (FUEL). Around the time of Hurricane Katrina, this company enjoyed wild swings in share price thanks to speculation that business would improve during hurricane season. When the season ended, investors and traders moved elsewhere.

Are there other examples of stocks that can be expected to do well now that the seasons have changed?

Related: 3 Stocks With Bullish Technical Setups

The stock market has held up well despite rough weather this winter. A mild correction has resulted in a solid base that is primed for future gains. A spring rally is certainly a possibility

Here is my take on five spring fever stocks.

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