The Motley Fool's CAPS investing service is one of the newest additions to the investing community at Fool.com, and it's another great way for investors to work together to beat the market. One of the features in CAPS allows users to set up a blog to talk about their picks, investing strategy, market view, or their favorite ice cream flavor (if it floats their boat).
As CAPS blogging has caught on, there is a lot of great content being put up on a daily basis. So I've dug through all of the blog posts over the past week to bring you some of the best posts coming out of CAPS. There's no way I could hit all of the great stuff in the CAPS blogosphere with the seven posts I cover here, so when you're done with this article, I highly recommend checking out some more on your own.
Plagiarism on CAPS
Back in college, we had these little blue books in which we had to write all of our answers for all of our economics exams. At the back of these books was the school's policy on plagiarism and cheating -- specifically, they thought it was bad and you shouldn't do it. For every exam, we had to sign our name on this page, pledging not to plagiarize.
Fortunately, no such sheet exists for players on CAPS. In fact, for new players, "plagiarizing" the picks of more seasoned, higher-ranked players is a great way to get a start and get a feel for what works. CAPS player Mom73 has figured this out, and is busy practicing stock-picking plagiarism on CAPS to help her sharpen her investing chops.
Picks! Get your picks here!
SarahGen, one of the top players on CAPS and a very prolific blogger, put together an eclectic post over the weekend. She covers a number of areas including insider buying, expected turnarounds, and bottom-feeding. Some of the stocks she covers (there are a bunch of them) are Bowne, Akamai
Did housing really just bottom?
In a commentary last week on his CAPS blog, CAPS All-Star floridabuilder considers whether it is possible that, as many suggest, housing has actually bottomed this time -- as opposed to August of 2006 when, apparently, it only appeared to bottom. So is it finally time to jump into the likes of KB Home
I'm always a big fan of hearing the stock-picking philosophies of other investors. I find that even when somebody has a very different way of doing things (technical operators, program traders, etc.), there's often something I can learn from them.
In a recent blog post, randimal gives his strategy for dividend investing and shares how that strategy has evolved over time. Though he started by simply targeting high dividend payers like Anthracite Capital, he now mixes in other factors when he picks dividend stocks -- a change that's gotten him interested in stocks like Cherokee
I am not abashed to admit that I've been waiting with (as TheDukeofWallSt might say) sweet anticipation for the next installment of The Duke reading CAPS pitches. Well, the wait is over and the next installment is in, complete with a touching pitch for Intuitive Surgical
And while we're on the topic of CAPSTV, TMFHollywoodDan has delivered a great segment this week on thinking like a winner.
So now it's your turn -- get off the sidelines, join CAPS, and start up your own CAPS blog to share your own knowledge and insights with the rest of the CAPS universe.
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Fool contributor Matt Koppenheffer shares some thoughts of his own on his CAPS blog. He does not own shares of any of the companies mentioned. The Fool's disclosure policy gives all glory to the Hypno Toad.