With 2011 a third of the way complete, the S&P 500 has already surpassed the fashionable year end target of 1350 that most Wall Street strategists have put out at the end of 2010.  In constant dollar terms the S&P 500 is barely up for the year, but thankfully it is priced in U.S. pesos, so the nearly 1:1 correlation between dollars and equities has led to nominal gains. 

However in real terms you have to do better to offset the loss of your purchasing power to really get ahead.  Here are 96 names that have already gained at minimum 50% this year.  To keep out the low rent stuff, the minimum market cap is $300M, minimum stock price is $10, and average volume has been in excess of 200K shares a day.

On this list I've been tracking Sky-mobi (MOBI) since early February, but have not mentioned it on the website.  I did tweet about it yesterday saying it was up 80% in 10 days - not too shabby!   We mentioned Rediff.com (REDF) earlier this week which is now a Groupon of India play - due to one press release... and Travelzoo.com (TZOO) which is now a Groupon-lite with its 20M subscribers.  Sina (SINA) I've obviously been pounding the table since late last year, while Youku.com (YOKU) [The Youtube of China] has been laughing at my face since IPO with its ridiculous valuation.  Some old names like Acme Packet (APKT), Tibco Software (TIBX), Baidu (BIDU), et al are also here... along with a host of energy plays. And of course the silver ETF.


TickerCompanyYTD Mkt Cap Industry
MOBISky-mobi Limited312.6%               709Diversified Communication Services
REDFRediff.com India Ltd.210.0%               479Internet Information Providers
SIMOSilicon Motion Technology Corp.162.6%               326Diversified Electronics
VRUSPharmasset, Inc.132.6%           3,750Drug Manufacturers - Other
ALJAlon USA Energy, Inc.121.6%               731Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing
IPGPIPG Photonics Corporation120.3%           3,290Semiconductor - Integrated Circuits
GLNGGolar LNG Ltd.116.7%           2,182Shipping
WTWWeight Watchers International, Inc.108.5%           5,692Personal Services
TZOOTravelzoo Inc.103.3%           1,385Internet Information Providers
SGISilicon Graphics International 102.6%               554Diversified Computer Systems
ISTAISTA Pharmaceuticals Inc.100.0%               345Drug Manufacturers - Other
GMCRGreen Mountain Coffee Roasters99.0%           9,261Processed & Packaged Goods
AMRNAmarin Corporation plc97.4%           2,026Drug Manufacturers - Other
REGNRegeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.96.8%           5,812Biotechnology
SRZSunrise Senior Living Inc.91.9%               597Long-Term Care Facilities
BSFTBroadSoft, Inc.91.8%           1,199Application Software
SINASina Corp.89.6%           7,948Internet Software & Services
GLBCGlobal Crossing Ltd.87.5%           1,471Diversified Communication Services
DKDelek US Holdings Inc.86.6%               736Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing
WWWWWeb.com Group, Inc.85.8%               447Internet Information Providers
VRXValeant Pharmaceuticals Int'l85.8%         15,535Drug Delivery
TBLTimberland Co.84.2%           2,344Textile - Apparel Footwear & Accessories
BASBasic Energy Services, Inc.83.1%           1,255Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
SFLYShutterfly, Inc.82.0%           1,862Consumer Services
PANLUniversal Display Corp.80.4%           2,130Computer Peripherals
MAKOMAKO Surgical Corp.79.4%           1,114Medical Appliances & Equipment
VHCVirnetX Holding Corp77.2%           1,304Internet Software & Services
NSMNational Semiconductor76.8%           5,864Semiconductor - Broad Line
PDCPioneer Drilling Co.76.1%               843Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration
HEESH&E Equipment Services Inc.74.0%               705Industrial Equipment & Components
GRMGraham Packaging Company, Inc.73.8%           1,487Packaging & Containers
SCSSSelect Comfort Corporation73.3%               879Home Furnishings & Fixtures
ABMDAbiomed Inc.72.2%               626Medical Instruments & Supplies
MTWManitowoc Co. Inc.71.0%           2,954Farm & Construction Machinery
ARUNAruba Networks, Inc.69.2%           3,561Networking & Communication Devices
AHDAtlas Energy, L.P68.8%           1,290Gas Utilities
YOKUYouku.com Inc68.8%           6,085Internet Information Providers
SDSandRidge Energy, Inc.68.0%           5,052Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration
SOHUSohu.com Inc.67.4%           4,057Internet Information Providers
BODYBody Central Corp.66.3%               372Apparel Stores
LOOPLoopNet, Inc.65.7%               598Property Management
ILIntraLinks Holdings, Inc.65.5%           1,661Security Software & Services
AHAccretive Health, Inc.64.9%           2,549Management Services
SSYSStratasys Inc.64.6%           1,136Computer Peripherals
RHBRehabcare Group Inc.64.0%               969Hospitals
JAZZJazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.63.5%           1,309Biotechnology
MERCMercer International Inc.62.6%               577Paper & Paper Products
GGCGeorgia Gulf Corp.61.8%           1,322Synthetics
LXULSB Industries Inc.61.7%               830Electronic Equipment
SKHSkilled Healthcare Group, Inc.60.5%               548Long-Term Care Facilities
EXKEndeavour Silver Corp.59.5%               952Silver
FMCNFocus Media Holding Ltd.59.1%           4,996Advertising Agencies
ACTGAcacia Research Corporation58.6%           1,434Research Services
VRTXVertex Pharmaceuticals Inc58.6%         11,406Drug Manufacturers - Other
ANVAllied Nevada Gold Corp.58.5%           3,706Gold
CBSTCubist Pharmaceuticals Inc.58.5%           2,016Drug Manufacturers - Other
MPELMelco Crown Entertainment Ltd.58.0%           5,379Resorts & Casinos
NXPINXP Semiconductors NV58.0%           8,292Semiconductor - Broad Line
WNRWestern Refining Inc.57.9%           1,517Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing
CRRCARBO Ceramics Inc.57.5%           3,764Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
TITNTitan Machinery, Inc.57.4%               544Specialty Retail, Other
UTEKUltratech, Inc.57.3%               785Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
AMMDAmerican Medical Systems 56.9%           2,278Medical Appliances & Equipment
SLViShares Silver Trust56.6%         15,194Exchange Traded Fund
FTOFrontier Oil Corp.56.4%           2,946Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing
TPXTempur Pedic International Inc.56.4%           4,296Home Furnishings & Fixtures
AGPAMERIGROUP Corporation56.0%           3,393Health Care Plans
SGYStone Energy Corp.55.9%           1,703Independent Oil & Gas
CYOUChangyou.com Limited55.4%           2,285Multimedia & Graphics Software
HSHealthSpring Inc.55.4%           2,359Health Care Plans
VDSIVASCO Data Security International55.4%               477Security Software & Services
ULTAUlta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance55.3%           3,203Personal Services
PDSPrecision Drilling Corporation55.2%           4,147Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
MTZMasTec, Inc.54.8%           1,778Heavy Construction
SSWSeaspan Corp.54.8%           1,307Shipping
PLCMPolycom, Inc.54.5%           5,312Processing Systems & Products
APKTAcme Packet, Inc.54.3%           5,395Communication Equipment
OPENOpenTable, Inc.54.3%           2,551Business Services
MOHMolina Healthcare Inc.53.9%           1,309Health Care Plans
SVVSSAVVIS, Inc.53.7%           2,254Business Services
BIDUBaidu, Inc.53.6%         51,665Internet Information Providers
APLAtlas Pipeline Partners LP52.8%           1,981Oil & Gas Pipelines
KEYNKeynote Systems Inc.52.6%               342Internet Software & Services
MDVNMedivation, Inc.52.5%               803Biotechnology
GPORGulfport Energy Corp.51.9%           1,550Independent Oil & Gas
EVEPEV Energy Partners LP51.7%           1,973Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration
MFNMinefinders Corp. Ltd.51.5%           1,340Industrial Metals & Minerals
SRXSRA International Inc.51.4%           1,774Information Technology Services
ARMHARM Holdings plc51.3%         13,835Semiconductor - Specialized
KNDKindred Healthcare Inc.51.2%           1,097Medical Instruments & Supplies
WTIW&T Offshore Inc.51.2%           2,007Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration
TWITitan International Inc.51.1%           1,240Auto Parts
RNOWRightnow Technologies Inc.51.0%           1,165Application Software
CHTRCharter Communications Inc.50.6%           6,718CATV Systems
EXELExelixis, Inc.50.6%           1,347Biotechnology
TIBXTibco Software, Inc.50.4%           4,920Business Software & Services