Updated from 12:19 p.m. EDT

By Guest Columnist Chris Fernandez of PeakStocks.com

The tumultuous market has continued to beat down stocks of all shapes and sizes. This is great news for those of us waiting on the sidelines to put new capital to work.

This month, I am looking at a broad range of stocks for possible inclusion in the PeakStocks.com portfolio. These stocks enter and exit my Top 5 as constant fluctuations in price, market conditions and business fundamentals alter the investment thesis.

These are not yet formal recommendations, but if you're looking for interesting companies to research on your own or that might be making headlines soon, you might find these ideas as compelling as I do.

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to read about the five stocks I'll be watching in October.

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