The Motley Fool's CAPS investing service is 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 strategy, market view, their favorite ice cream flavor, or whatever floats their boat.
As the CAPS blogosphere continues to grow, players are adding more 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. Of course, 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 heading over to CAPS and checking out what some of the other investors have to say.
New bailout package effectively buying votes
With the failure of the House of Representatives’ first vote on the bailout package and the subsequent passing of a modified bill in the Senate, there are a cornucopia of CAPS bloggers sharing their feelings about the $700 billion question. VTEngineer2001, one of those observers, put up an interesting blog post that gives us a peek at a few of the sweeteners slipped into the bill that might help it pass the House on the second try. Click through to VTEngineer's blog to see what he has to say.
Senate passes bailout bill. Where's the outrage?
Also weighing in on the bailout situation was CAPS member givemeabreak, who is surprised that after the outpouring of concern over the original incarnation of the bailout bill, the passage of the revised bill in the Senate hasn't seen as much backlash. Head over to givemeabreak's blog for his take on why this is.
Try a CAPS contest!
We're rapidly approaching the Halloween season, and that means we're in for some frights (as if the recent market action wasn't enough!). Last year, the writers at The Motley Fool nominated a handful of stocks as the scariest stocks out there, and CAPS members voted on which one chilled their bones the most. The winner was DryShips
September homebuilder sales nationwide
Think it's high time to take the plunge on KB Home
Printing services and ballpoint pens may not get you all fired up, but Office Depot
Instead of bailing out AIG or the economy, do this!
Like many other CAPS bloggers, DeerHunter73 is against the idea of the bailout -- not to mention the handout already given to AIG
GE paying 10 1/2%
With the market going crazy all around us, Berkshire Hathaway
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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