Nine of the Best Stocks to Buy in October

Our new best stocks to buy now list: Last week we highlighted nine of the "best of the best" stocks for Money Morning readers to boost their portfolios in the fall months.

As the U.S. Federal Reserve moves closer toward policy changes, our chief investment strategist highlighted the importance of stocks that protect your wealth from rising interest rates. He recommended three to get you started.

Our defense & tech specialist gushed over a biotech company that's on the cusp of coming out with the first-ever Alzheimer's treatment. And our resource specialist has a play that takes advantage of Russia's and China's shift away from the petrodollar. The company's capital expenditures - an excellent gauge of its growth prospects - increased 600% between 2010 and 2014.

You can find all of last week's tips and recommendations here in our latest list of the best stocks to buy now.

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  • More than 5.3 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's - that's one out of every eight people. That means big bucks for any company that can come up with a way to cure, treat, or even slow down the disease's progress. And right now, there's one biotech company that's zooming ahead in the race for the cure - its drug is currently in late-stage phase 3 trials. Once the FDA approves it, Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson is anticipating the company's stock will pop 50% over two years...
  • There are more signs of Russia and China moving off the petrodollar system. This month, it was reported that Russia's Gazprom - the largest extractor of natural gas in the world - plans to export 80,000 tons of oil to China. And it's accepting payment in yuan. The shift will roil the currency and stock markets - but it'll open up profit opportunities as well. "I've found the perfect stock to benefit from the petrodollar's demise," Money Morning Resource Specialist Peter Krauth said last week. This Canadian refinery's estimated to exhibit the strongest per share growth in its peer group over the next several years, and Krauth calls it a "triple-digit gainer"...
  • In the second quarter, companies in the S&P 500 Index notched 10.3% earnings growth for the highest advance since 2011's Q3, according to S&P Capital IQ. It's no wonder so many dividend-paying stocks increased payouts over the last several weeks. In the week ending Sept. 19 alone, 24 companies hiked payouts - including an 11% boost from tech giant Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), and a historic 5% enrichment from fast-food king McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD). You can find the full list of 24 here...