Like so many things, advances in the Internet and in technology have made buying penny stocks online accessible for anyone from the savvy stock investor to the casual day trader. You no longer need the education or attire of a stock trading professional now that you can buy penny stocks or any stocks from the comfort of your own home.
While it is great that this market has opened up to a wider range of people it is important to know that buying and selling penny stocks can be a risky business. You need to prepare and arm yourself with knowledge in this field if you want to increase your chances of success. Sure there is money in this market, but keep in mind the other side of this. Many people lose a lot of money on penny stocks, but with the right tools and knowledge you can decrease your risk and increase your chances for success.
Day trading software and stock newsletters are among the tools available, but it can be difficult to know where to begin. Continue reading
One of the most common — if not the outright most common — questions I receive is, “How do I buy stocks on line? I think one of the most important ways to answer this is not with a direct answer but rather with a series of questions that helps the questioner understand the complexity and weight of that question.
In all likelihood, if someone is asking this question they are new to online investing. That can be a very precarious and vulnerable role to play these days, as these Internet waters are infested with fraud-perpetuating sharks. So come along with me as I examine what someone asking about how to buy stocks on line is really asking. Keep in mind the answer to this question can also vary based on what type of stocks you are considering, for example someone looking to get into online penny stock trading may use different tools than someone trying to diversify their retirement portfolio. Continue reading
Anyone who has experience with buying stocks online likely knows about Motley Fool. The Motley Fool is one of the lasting and well-respected resources on the Internet for reliable financial news and information. To put it simply, if you are remotely interested in regular stock trading, you really should be referencing this source several times a week.
Just a few days ago Motley Fool published an interesting article discussing penny stock trading, which looks at both the risk and the potential involved in this specific market. Continue reading