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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, renewable energy technology stocks were more out of place than Bill Maher at the Vatican. Today, you'll find them in Tuscany, and out of the picture.

Who's our winner, then? Surprise! It's the subprime loan insurers. These not-so-lovable losers are off 55.7% since early October.

Following closely are subprime lenders, down 36.6% over the past 30 days. This industry includes loan guppies such as CompuCredit (Nasdaq: CCRT  ) . But that might thrill Tom Gardner, who counts CompuCredit as one of his Stock Advisor recommendations.

Third place, meanwhile, hosts title insurers like LandAmerica (NYSE: LFG  ) . This group is off an average of 35.9% over the last month. Shocking.

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:


CAPS Stars

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bearish CAPS Ratings

Bear Ratio

MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG)




















Source: Motley Fool CAPS.

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


CAPS Stars

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bullish CAPS Ratings

Bull Ratio

Alleghany (NYSE:Y)





Source: Motley Fool CAPS.

That's right. Only one of the 26 companies tagged with those industries is considered good enough to merit a four-star rating. These groups are really disliked.

Do you agree? Disagree? Let us know what you think about these stocks and your other favorites by signing up for CAPS today. It's 100% free to participate.

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