Welcome, brave Fools, to our house of horror, where terrifying tales of investing frights rule the night.
In past years, we've celebrated Halloween by identifying the scariest stocks on the market, including a member of the living dead in the form of once-zombie bank Citigroup
The 12 companies that made our list in 2009 certainly had a tumultuous year. Two, Palm and Diedrich Coffee, were gobbled up, by Hewlett-Packard and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
This year we have a blood-curdling line-up that pays tribute to the B-movie monster flicks of the past, whose low budget scares frightened moviegoers. But those old films pale in comparison to the nightmares you'll see in this series. Each one of our full-length features highlights a unique story of financial peril, and unlike these B-movies, the shortcomings of our tales' targets won't grow endearing over time.
Read on and make sure to avoid these 8 investing horror shows:
David Williamson owns shares of Pfizer. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool's disclosure policydoesn't know what's scarier, a meat dress or a Snuggie?