Next Friday marks the official start of fall. After a summer full of treacherous storms, earthquakes, fires and thermometer-topping temperatures, I’m ready for things to cool down and enjoy all the wonderful changes autumn brings. Besides colorful foliage, apple picking and other traditional family events, the markets have annual autumn customs of their own. The good news for us is that their tradition involves a revitalization period for investors.
Investors who decided to pack up and take a break during the summer months are beginning to start afresh in the markets. The low trading volumes, high volatility and uncertain economic data we saw and experienced over the past three months will soon be a shrinking vision in our rear-view mirrors as we drive toward a new season full of new money, new trends and exciting new picks.
Here are five stocks that will add fresh flavor to your portfolio this fall. Whether you’re in the market to find a booming blue-chip, an emerging gem, or a global dynamo, there is something for you on this list.