BALTIMORE (Stockpickr) -- Summer Doldrums. June Gloom. There's no shortage of cliched terms for this time of year -- and none of them are good.
Yet they're getting plenty of attention as we head into a new month of trading. It's almost easy to forget that the S&P 500 has been making new all-time highs within the last couple of weeks.
So while some investors start to run for cover this summer, we're turning to the stocks that are best positioned to outperform here. I'm talking about the Rocket Stocks.
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 weekly 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. After all, where analysts' expectations are increasing, institutional cash often follows. In the last 301 weeks, our weekly list of five plays has outperformed the S&P 500's record run by 76.48%.
Without further ado, here's a look at this week's Rocket Stocks.