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, investing in homebuilders looked about as smart as Bill Belichick. Still want a piece of the action? No, you don't. Homebuilders lead the league in losses, down 15.9% on average since mid-August.

Our other lovable losers are new entrants. In second, makers of products for the free Linux operating system are down 12.7%. In third, optical-components suppliers can't see straight; they're off 11.2% over the past 30 days.

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

Bearish CAPS Ratings

Bear Ratio

Beazer Homes

*

586

443

75.6%

Centex

*

417

279

66.9%

KB Home

*

596

395

66.3%

Lennar (NYSE:LEN)

*

508

336

66.1%

Pulte Homes (NYSE:PHM)

*

624

411

65.9%

Hovnanian Enterprises (NYSE:HOV)

*

474

301

63.5%

The Ryland Group (NYSE:RYL)

*

299

187

62.5%

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

Bullish CAPS Ratings

Bull Ratio

Oplink Communications (NASDAQ:OPLK)

****

103

98

95.1%

Source: Motley Fool CAPS

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Fool contributor Tim Beyers, who is ranked 7,602 out of more than 65,000 participants in CAPS, is a sucker for growth stocks and a regular contributor to David Gardner's Motley Fool Rule Breakers service. Tim didn't own shares of any of the companies mentioned in this story at the time of publication. Find Tim's portfolio here and his latest blog commentary here. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy freezes out Wall Street's worst.