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 week and the week prior, subprime lenders were to investors as Ebenezer Scrooge would be to an Up With People concert: nasty and out of place. But they refuse to leave the party. Delta Financial (NYSE:DFC) and its peers are, as a group, down 25.3% since early November.

In second place, we have a new entrant: battery makers. Altair Nanotechnologies (NASDAQ:ALTI) and its peers have done little to charge investors' portfolios. Stocks in this sector are off 23.3% on average over the past month.  

Marine stocks, meanwhile, remain stuck in third. Still wet and shivering, these seafarers have, as a group, fallen 22.2% 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:


CAPS Stars

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bear Ratio

30-Day Price Change

Fremont General (NYSE:FMT)





IndyMac Bancorp (NYSE:IMB)





Ambassadors Int'l





Countrywide Financial (NYSE:CFC)





Advanced Battery Tech. (AMEX:GBT)





Sources: Motley Fool CAPS, Yahoo! Finance.

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


CAPS Stars

No. of CAPS Ratings

Bull Ratio

30-Day Price Change

TBS International (NASDAQ:TBSI)





Sources: Motley Fool CAPS, Yahoo! Finance.

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Fool contributor Tim Beyers, who is ranked 6,572 out of more than 76,000 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.