The Motley Fool's CAPS investing service is a great way for investors to work together to beat the market -- and maybe get famous while they're at it. Among its features, CAPS lets users blog about their picks, investing strategies, market views, the upcoming football season, or whatever floats their boat.
As the CAPS blogosphere continues to grow, players are adding great content on a daily basis. To make it easier to find some of the gems out there, I've dug through the past week's posts to find some of CAPS' best insights. With room for only seven posts, I can't possibly cover all of the great stuff in the CAPS blogosphere, so when you're done here, I highly recommend heading over to CAPS and checking out what some of the other investors have to say.
Good old-fashioned genetically modified growth
The agriculture run-up added words such as "potash" -- and companies such as PotashCorp
Bank stocks -- how to recognize a loser
CAPS blogger dexion10 doesn't want you to get caught with a loser of a bank stock. Nor does he want you trying to value a bank stock -- whether it's big ol' Wachovia
Time to go shopping for gold miners
"Enough is enough," says CAPS member jwfoster; "miners have had a round of abuse but I'll be adding to positions over the next couple weeks." This CAPS All-Star is ready to get serious about some gold producers, but which ones? Barrick Gold and Golden Star Resources
Looking for bargains in the retail sector
Consumer confidence is in the doldrums, thanks to the collapse of the housing market and the general economic malaise we've been in. For many retail stocks, this has meant a swift trip to 52-week lows, and CAPS member Imperial1964 thinks these declines could be a good opportunity to scoop up some bargains. Among his favorites are Coach
Cal-Maine Foods: great company, terrible stock
The stock market for dummies
Need a hand getting started in the stock market? If so, you're in the same boat as CAPS member dannp. She recently wrote a post on her blog asking for some help getting introduced to Mr. Market and got some great advice from the CAPS community. Check out dannp's blog to see what advice she got or to contribute some knowledge of your own.
Top financial blogs
CAPS blogger Atleus shared a list of his favorite financials blogs, including the always-popular Big Picture (a Barry Ritholtz production) as well as the bare-all Naked Capitalism. Head over to Atleus' blog to see his full list or suggest some of your own favorites.
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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