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Pick the market’s pocket with these short-term stock plays

Just a week or so ago, on October 5, the world was treated to a gorgeous Harvest Moon. If you are thinking that the Harvest Moon usually falls in September, you are correct—it is the closest full moon to the autumnal equinox of September 22, but of course, that means that it falls in October when the moon is full relatively early in the month. In any case, this is a time of year when many investors begin to think about harvesting some of their profits. In a year like this one, (the S&P 500 is up a very respectable 12%) you likely have plenty of profitable positions from which to choose.

What’s that? You want more? And you want it now? Well, step right this way. The stock market simply wouldn’t work if it were not for such demands. I can’t promise that the stocks on today’s list will be profitable for you, but I can promise that they is, in all cases, reason to believe they might rise rapidly. Furthermore, there is reason to believe they will do so before the Hunter’s Moon of November 2017.

Earnings season is right around the corner, and all of the stocks on today’s list report relatively early. In all cases, there is also reason to believe that he share price may be extremely sensitive to the upcoming earnings report. Of course, the possibility of high return comes with commensurate risk, and the possibility that such a return will come quickly raises that risk even higher. But… we’ve had this talk before, haven’t we?

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Julian Close

Julian Close became a stockbroker in 1995. In his 20 years of market experience, he has seen all market conditions and written about every aspect of investing. Julian has also written extensively on corporate best practices and even written reports for the United Nations. He graduated from Davidson College in 1993 and received a Master of Arts in Teaching from Mary Baldwin College in 2011. You can see closing trades for all Julian's long and short positions and track his long term performance via twitter: @JulianClose_MIC.