Acting on panic never helps investors, but it's still a good idea to question why you're really buying individual investments.
Consider steelmaker U.S. Steel
Here at The Motley Fool, we like to consider both the good and bad sides of an investment, so in this article, I'm highlighting three of the main bearish arguments on U.S. Steel today. Be sure to read the bullish side as well, and then weigh in with your own comments below or rate U.S. Steel in CAPS.
1. Money loser
While steel peer Nucor
2. Bleeding cash
Some CAPS members are voicing significant concern regarding U.S. Steel's high debt load and the amount of cash it has been burning lately. While competitor Steel Dynamics
3. Choppy recovery
Despite an increase in second-quarter sales, U.S. Steel, among others, sees challenges ahead that could cause more volatility in the stock. It has seeing slower order rates from spot market customers, while competitor AK Steel
To see details of what CAPS members are saying now about U.S. Steel, just click on over to Motley Fool CAPS and have a look -- or add your own thoughts directly to this story in the comments box below.
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Fool contributor Dave Mock can easily come up with three reasons to have dessert before his dinner. He owns no shares of companies mentioned here. Nucor is a Stock Advisor recommendation. The Fool's disclosure policy is better at predicting the winner of the Super Bowl than political elections.