BALTIMORE (Stockpickr) -- Don't think for a minute that that this shortened trading week is going to be uneventful. The saga in stocks is continuing this week. U.S. stocks are starting things off significantly lower this morning as traders come back to their desks from the Labor Day market holiday.The big news to kick-start the week came from Europe, where major equity indices, such as the Euro Stoxx 50, saw slides of greater than 5% Monday on news that Switzerland was planning to cap the exchange rate on the franc. It's a major development considering the franc's status as a flight-to-quality favorite among investors. But even though this morning's move is threatening to push the S&P 500 to retest Friday's lows, there's a way to skirt much of the selling -- it's all about the Rocket Stocks. Related: 5 Breakout Stocks: The Search for Survivors For the uninitiated, Rocket Stocks are our list of companies with short-term gain catalysts and longer-term growth potential. To find them, I run a quantitative screen that seeks out stocks with a combination of analyst upgrades and positive earnings surprises to identify rising analyst expectations, a bullish signal for stocks in any market. It's a strategy that's been working out pretty well. In the last 118 weeks, Rocket Stocks have outperformed the S&P 500 by 85.3%. With that, here's a look at this week's Rocket Stocks.
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