Penny Stocks

by Manshu on May 6, 2008

in Articles

The name penny stock can be somewhat misleading to those who aren’t familiar with the stock market. The name tends to express that there isn’t very much money involved. This is true because they often trade at less than $5, but they are very high risk investments.

That means you don’t have very good odds in your favor of earning any return on them. These types of stocks are best left for those who have money they can afford to lose. Many people do invest in them though because should they get a return on them it is usually quite substantial.

It is very important to understand that the information out there about penny stocks can be manipulated. They are often involved with fraud, false reports, and information that show them to be liquid in nature when they really aren’t. There are less shareholders and so there isn’t going to be the liquidity with penny stocks as you will find with many other types of investments.

In fact, that is often the case so new investors should steer clear of them. Even those with a great deal of expertise in the market can’t predict what will happen with them most of the time. It is important to carefully consider the pros and cons of penny stocks before you move forward with investing in them.

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