I'll aggregate my picks into one thread. What I will do here, is to post my outlook, and outlook on industries, and finally post a stock that I like and the reasons. Disclaimer: Any recommendations made in this thread ought not to be taken as recommendations for buying. Consequences due to trading with any material in this thread will solely be the responsibility of the reader. I won't post here very often. I'm a position trader and I'll stick to it. Short term swing trading and swing trading aren't what I'm good at. Outlook for markets in the short term: neutral for the next few days Outlook for the markets in the next few months: Bullish on Nasdaq breakout of bearish wedge Important events: FOMC on Dec 13. Bullish sectors: Semiconductors(consolidating) Oil& Natural Gas(time to buy) Oil broke above $60 a few days ago, but ended below $60 today. No obvious reason, but resistance above. Oil has broken out of a channel and is bullish. Gold, silver and Platnium(overextended) These are bullish for many reasons, but are too overextended as off now, though I'm still bullish on them. Picks: DIOD(Semiconductor stock, very strong fundamentals, great growth, breakout of a base and consolidation now) CVX(Oil blue chip with strong growth. Still consolidating after breakout of rectangle bottom. Partial decline during the consolidation period implies strong gain) APC(Oil&gas company, good fundamentals, near a double bottom breakout) CFK(Speculative small cap. Breakout of base and big retracement today, bullish) Exit Strategy: Stops below 10% on entry.