Each week, I like to find beaten-up stocks that I believe have the potential to surge higher (or lower) in coming days due to a specific event-driven catalyst. I especially like when these stocks with near-term potential also qualify as solid long-term plays.I compile my ideas in the Rocket Stocks portfolio portfolio. Remember, each pick has a specific catalyst. Before we get to this week's picks, let's take a look back at last week's portfolio. To read more, visit Stockpickr.com.