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Cold Stocks You're Selling Now

Welcome back to another Foolish review of the coldest stocks, as ranked by Motley Fool CAPS. We're looking at the three worst-performing industries over the past 30 days, and your favorite short and long candidates in each.

Last time, the week before, and the week before that, the subprime lenders led the laggards. Surprise! They're still the worst of the worst, down 42.2% over the past month.

As for the other lovable losers ... there's little change. Subprime insurers rank second, off 39.2% since mid-July, and financiers -- our only new entrant to the list -- are third, down 36% over the same period.

According to you, our Foolish readers, the worst stocks in these industries to own now -- i.e., those rated one or two out of a maximum five stars in CAPS -- are:

Company

CAPS Stars

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bearish CAPS Ratings

Bear Ratio

Radian Group (NYSE:RDN)

*

130

101

77.8%

MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG)

*

146

102

69.9%

Countrywide Financial (NYSE:CFC)

*

743

476

63.9%

Impac Mortgage (NYSE:IMH)

*

331

195

58.9%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

And your favorite long candidates -- i.e., those rated four or the maximum five stars in CAPS -- are:

Company

CAPS Stars

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bullish CAPS Ratings

Bull Ratio

Wesco Financial (AMEX:WSC)

****

53

48

90.6%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

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Fool contributor Tim Beyers, who is ranked 6,971 out of more than 60,000 participants in CAPS, is a sucker for growth stocks and a regular contributor to David Gardner's Motley Fool Rule Breakers service. Tim didn't own shares of any of the companies mentioned in this story at the time of publication. Find Tim's portfolio here and his latest blog commentary here. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy freezes out Wall Street's worst.


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