Welcome back to another Foolish review of the hottest stocks as ranked by Motley Fool CAPS. We're looking at the three best-performing industries over the past 30 days and your favorite long and short candidates in each.

Can anyone dethrone the microprocessor makers? Not so far. For the third straight week, the chip kings rule the realm. This time, they're up an average of 42.1% since mid-October.

Our second-place finisher will be familiar to regular readers. That's right, Fool, the Linux lions are back. Those seeking to profit from the free operating system, such as Red Hat (NYSE:RHT), are, as a group, up 29.17% over the past 30 days.

Third place, meanwhile, brings a new category: suppliers of home furnishings. Stylish retailers such as Stock Advisor pick Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY) have delivered a 17.6% average return over the past month.

According to you, our Foolish readers, the best stock -- i.e., with four or five of the maximum five stars in CAPS -- in this industry to own now is:

Company

CAPS Stars

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bull Ratio

30-Day Price Change

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC)

****

3,806

89.7%

1.0%

Sources: Motley Fool CAPS, Yahoo! Finance.

And your favorite short candidates -- i.e., those rated with one or two stars in CAPS -- are:

Company

CAPS Stars

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bear Ratio

30-Day Price Change

Haverty Furniture (NYSE:HVT)

*

38

76.3%

13.3%

Pier 1 Imports (NYSE:PIR)

*

200

65.0%

(31.9%)

Transmeta

*

33

48.5%

132.6%

Restoration Hardware (NASDAQ:RSTO)

*

103

46.6%

118.9%

Sources: Motley Fool CAPS, Yahoo! Finance.

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Fool contributor Tim Beyers, who is ranked 12,784 out of more than 74,000 participants in CAPS, didn't own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this article at the time of publication. Find Tim's portfolio here and his latest blog commentary here. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy is hotter than city asphalt in the summer heat.