The Motley Fool's CAPS investing service is another great way for investors to work together to beat the market. Among other features, CAPS lets users blog about their picks, investing strategy, market view, favorite rugby team, or whatever floats their boat.
As CAPS blogging catches on, players keep adding great content every day. And that's why I've dug through the past week's posts to find some of CAPS' best recent insights. With room for only six posts here, I can't possibly cover all of the great stuff in the CAPS blogosphere, so when you're done here, I highly recommend that you check out some more.
Buy a public homebuilder
CAPS All-Star floridabuilder has put his foot down. He says this spring is the time to be looking at the public homebuilders. Why? Among the 19 reasons he lists: Supply is diminishing as private builders go under, falling prices are making it harder for privates to compete, and there's a big-picture demand for housing.
When (or if) you're convinced that builders are getting interesting, you can move on to the three public companies he recommends -- Pulte, KB Home (NYSE: KBH ) , and Centex (NYSE: CTX ) .
Invest in water
Ahh, delicious, nutritious water. If you haven't heard, many observers think that fresh water is the next resource battleground, after oil. We've already seen the great returns that investors have snagged from betting on oil, so now CAPS blogger DemonDoug is giving readers a crash course in how to get behind water. Aqua America (NYSE: WTR ) and Veolia Environment are two of his favorite water stocks.
10 Buffett quotes you may not have heard
Think you've heard it all from Berkshire Hathaway's (NYSE: BRK-A ) (NYSE: BRK-B ) chief architect? CAPS player EarningsPower brings us 10 quotes that many investors may have never heard from the Oracle of Omaha. My favorite? "We believe that according the name 'investors' to institutions that trade actively is like calling someone who repeatedly engages in one-night stands a 'romantic.'"
The (not so) greatest guitar players in the world
If you're looking for a quick diversion from stocks, check out camistock's blog. He's posted videos of some of the world's greatest guitar players, along with some great spoofs of their epic soloing.
Rocketing credit rates
With credit markets still skittish and storm clouds hanging over MBIA (NYSE: MBI ) and Ambac (NYSE: ABK ) , borrowers everywhere are facing soaring rates. CAPS blogger dwot took a look at a few of these unlucky parties.
Dividends ... Aha!
A recent blog post about dividends from CAPS player MoneyDocSchloss sparked an interesting exchange on his blog.
And that's our round-up for this week. Be sure to check back next week for more great blogging action. In the meantime, why not head over to CAPS and add your two cents to the community pool?
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