Updated from 8:01 a.m. EDT

With the slowest trading week of the year out of the way, investors and traders can finally get back into the normal hustle and bustle of the markets. Unfortunately, though, the stories in the market will most likely be the same. Where is oil going? Have financials bottomed? Who is leading in the presidential polls this week? All the same stories!

Whatever the case might be, there are new stocks with unique catalysts and new strategies that need testing.

This week's

Rocket Stocks portfolio

includes such stocks as

Stec

(STEC)

,

Joy Global

( JOYG) and

Valero

(VLO) - Get Report

.

For the rest of the story and analysis on this week's rocket stocks, please click here.

At the time of publication, Altucher and/or his fund had no positions in stocks mentioned, although positions may change at any time.

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and the author of

Trade Like a Hedge Fund

,

Trade Like Warren Buffett

and

SuperCa$h

. Under no circumstances does the information in this column represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks. Altucher appreciates your feedback;

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