The Motley Fool's CAPS investing service is a great way for investors to work together to beat the market. Among other features, CAPS lets users blog about their stock 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.  

At Valence, a picture is worth 1,000 words
CAPS blogger and one of CAPS' top players, Seth Jayson -- aka TMFBent -- expressed his thoughts on Valence Technology (Nasdaq: VLNC) without writing much.

Sell your restaurant stocks NOW!!!
CAPS All-Star TMFDeej sees a bad moon rising in the restaurant industry. Specifically, he thinks that inflation in meat prices is going to slam the industry and cause the stocks to fall even further. He doesn't think that any restaurants will be safe -- he notes that even well-run, well-liked restaurants such as Buffalo Wild Wings (Nasdaq: BWLD) will take a hit.

Investing thoughts
CAPS blogger Entrepreneur58 is not among those who think an impending turn in the U.S. economy is a reason to be buying U.S. stocks right now. In fact, he believes quite the opposite. Other than a few outliers like Insteel Industries and K-Swiss (Nasdaq: KSWS), he thinks investors should be avoiding U.S. and European equities in favor of those from emerging economies.

A journey from debt-laden graduate to very rich, young retiree
CAPS blogger BittenOnce is putting himself on the right financial path and using his blog to keep track of it. Check out his most recent post for his thoughts on paying down debt and creating a personal "emergency fund."

I love Brazil!
Brazil likely ended up at the beginning of the handy "BRIC" acronym because "CRIB" and "RuBrIC" weren't as neat or catchy. Schmacko, however, thinks that Brazil is No. 1 for other reasons when it comes to the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China). With powerhouse companies like Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) and Vale (NYSE: RIO) hailing from Brazil, he thinks there is a lot of opportunity in the country for equity investors.

Patience Rewarded
Sometimes you just have to wait. At least that's what TMFDoraemon found when it comes to trendy shoe maker Crocs (Nasdaq: CROX). He's been bearish for some time, and though the stock had a strong run-up through most of 2007, the stock has since crashed hard, and a 43% fall on Tuesday capped a stunning 87% fall from its 52-week peak.

Learning from my Bear experience
Talk about a near miss for the trade of the century! brdavis98 tells about how he nearly struck gold buying puts on hapless investment bank Bear Stearns (NYSE: BSC).

And that's our roundup 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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