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 add more great content on a daily basis. I've dug through the past week's posts to find some of CAPS' best insights. With room for only seven 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 checking out some more.

It's official -- CAPS is the world's greatest investing community
How do we know? Well, as TMFJake outlines in his blog, two of CAPS' top players are currently outpacing industry pros on MSN's Strategy Lab. Click through to get the full story, as well as an interview with the two excelling CAPS investors and a case for checking out China Natural Gas and Lufkin Industries (Nasdaq: LUFK).

Bear Stearns on CAPS
The ill-fated investment bank Bear Stearns (NYSE: BSC) has carried a rock-bottom one-star rating on CAPS for some time now, suggesting that if CAPS players didn't anticipate exactly what was about to happen, they sure weren't taking any chances. The correct call is certainly worthy of some hearty back-patting all around, and in this blog, All-Star DemonDoug does a little of the ol' horn tooting for his call on Bear.

Why the Bear deal is bullish
While there seems to be no reason for Bear Stearns' shareholders to be happy in any form or fashion about the $2-per-share buyout from JPMorgan (NYSE: JPM), CAPS All-Star camistocks sees a silver lining in the situation. He thinks the collapse of Bear and the way the situation has been handled has staved off a much worse situation and should not be taken as a signal to sell.

Jim Rogers on the Bear Stearns bailout
Whenever you're feeling a little too happy and need to come down a notch, Jim Rogers is usually a good guy to turn to for that dose of somber. CAPS blogger TDRH shares Rogers' recent thinking on why everybody's favorite investment bank, Bear Stearns, sold itself rather than declared bankruptcy.

Housing charts
And speaking of a source of malaise, CAPS blogger Sinchiruna has shared some heavy charts on U.S. housing and debt that make me think twice about how soon we can expect to see the other side of the current housing and economic downturn.

Fun with startups
Watching the likes of Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), MySpace, and Facebook, are you beginning to think that we never left the dot-com days after all? CAPS All-Star dwot has dug up a hilarious video that explores just that question.

Chesapeake Energy
Looking to ride "waves of change" with natural gas? CAPS All-Star bellard explains why he thinks Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) should be on your radar.

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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