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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, subprime lenders were cuddled up with Jack Frost in a capital-destroying polar bear-hug. Anyone want to bet they've escaped? Of course not. The dirtbags at NovaStar Financial (NYSE: NFI  ) and their peers are, as a group, down 27.6% since late October.

But they're not alone. Blue-lipped financial insurers rank second, off 27.4% over the past 30 days. And that's including the results of four-star heater Wesco Financial.

Who's in third? Marine stocks. They've soaked shivering investors with a 27% average loss over the last month.

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

Bear Ratio

30-Day Price Change

Fremont General (NYSE:FMT)

*

338

57.4%

(23.7%)

Impac Mortgage (NYSE:IMH)

*

333

57.4%

(23.4%)

IndyMac Bancorp (NYSE:IMB)

*

541

56.2%

(29.9%)

Ambassadors Int'l (NASDAQ:AMIE)

*

55

50.9%

(42.2%)

Countrywide Financial (NYSE:CFC)

*

1,554

49.5%

(35.1%)

Sources: Motley Fool CAPS, Yahoo! Finance.

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

Company

CAPS Stars

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bull Ratio

30-Day Price Change

TBSI International (NASDAQ:TBSI)

****

601

94.8%

(53.3%)

Sources: Motley Fool CAPS, Yahoo! Finance.

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