The Motley Fool's CAPS investing service is one of the newest additions to the investing community at Fool.com, and it's another great way for investors to work together to beat the market. One of the features in CAPS allows users to set up a blog to talk about their picks, investing strategy, market view, or their favorite football team (if that's what floats their boat).
As CAPS blogging has caught on, a lot of great content is going up on a daily basis. So I've dug through all of the blog posts over the past week to bring you some of the best posts coming out of CAPS. But there's no way I could hit all of the great stuff in the CAPS blogosphere with just seven posts to cover here, so when you're done here, I highly recommend checking out some more.
CAPSCenter video interview
Continuing his dogged pursuit of top CAPS players, whom he forces to divulge their secrets to success by any means necessary (I hear he's very persuasive), TMFHollywoodDan recently posted an interview with TDRH, currently one of the top three players in all of CAPS. TDRH shared some of his strategy, as well as a couple of stocks that he likes right now: National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV ) and McDermott International (NYSE: MDR ) .
Stocks on sale for income investors?
Noting the declining yield on U.S. Treasury bonds, rd80 highlighted the fact that a combination of rising bond prices and falling stock prices has made the dividend yields on a lot of high-quality stocks much more comparable with bond payouts. Among the stocks he noted here were Motley Fool Income Investor picks Diageo (NYSE: DEO ) and Unilever (NYSE: UL ) , as well as Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC ) , which currently sport dividend yields of 3.7%, 2.7%, and 4.1%, respectively.
Is Noah Education a sinking ship?
Even some of the hottest Chinese stocks, like China Mobile (NYSE: CHL ) , have come off their highs over the past few weeks. So for fresh IPO Noah Education, the timing of the debut may have put the stock in a tough position. In a recent blog post, wolfhounds looked at this newly minted public company and asked whether the selloff could have been overdone.
The builder debacle watch
The situation with homebuilders isn't getting any better, and CAPS All-Star floridabuilder, who previously predicted that six or more homebuilders would go bankrupt, is now just sitting back and watching his prediction play out. During the week, he added Standard Pacific to the group he thinks is most vulnerable to bankruptcy. In addition, he reviewed the earnings release from D.R. Horton (NYSE: DHI ) and wrote about the Chapter 11 filing from Dunmore Homes.
Mortgage-reset time bomb
Fellow Fool Seth Jayson (TMFBent) got a little graph-happy recently, showing readers the wave of mortgages -- including subprime and Alt-A -- still set to reset in the coming years. He also provided some nice charts showing the nasty trend of housing starts and completions over the past couple of years. And for those in the D.C. area, he also noted how bad the situation has become.
Me worry? Why?
CAPS blogger QualityPicks answers his own question in a recent post, noting his worry about the sheer magnitude of people who have been, and to some extent still are, relying on home equity loans to keep up their lifestyle.
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