This article originally appeared Sept. 6, 2013, on Real Money. To read more content like this, + see inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar portfolio for FREE Click Here NOW.An element of being a good money manager is knowing the "tricks of the trade". There are certain thought processes that are time-tested ways to finding money-making ideas. No approach guarantees positive returns, of course; the idea is to go "where the fish are biting". Getting in the vicinity of good ideas creates far better opportunities to put a real winner on your hook. One trick is to look for relative strength. Stocks that are going up tend to continue up, but even more importantly, stocks going up when the market is going down can be especially fruitful investments. These trend "non-followers" typically have a unique situation that is driving either substantial growth or value realization. While every stock that went up during the correction may not continue to be a winner, it is worth looking at why they went up and which moves may be sustainable. The table below lists all the exchange-traded stocks above $500 million market cap that gained over 20% during the August correction. During this same period, the S&P 500 declined 4.48%. You should be asking: "What is up with these names?"