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-loan insurers -- chief bagholders in this panicky market -- were like a skunk at a garden party. Today, MGIC Investment (Nasdaq: MTG  ) and its peers smell as rotten as ever, down 57.7% since mid-November.

The subprime lenders -- you know, the dog-food eaters that turned subprime-loan insurers into bagholders in the first place -- are a distant second in today's contest of chumps, but still down 40.6% on average over the past 30 days.

And third place once again hosted title insurers like Fidelity National Financial (NYSE: FNF  ) . They're off an average of 32.6% 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

MBIA

*

225

72.0%

(47.6%)

PMI Group

*

266

60.2%

(55%)

Radian Group (NYSE:RDN)

*

259

56.4%

(48.8%)

IndyMac Bancorp (NYSE:IMB)

*

532

56.8%

(46.8%)

Ambac Financial (NYSE:ABK)

*

228

57.0%

(61.1%)

Fremont General (NYSE:FMT)

*

332

56.3%

(44.3%)

Source: Motley Fool CAPS.

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

Alleghany

****

164

98.2%

(4%)

Source: Motley Fool CAPS.

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