Reduce Your Risk When Trading Penny Stocks

It’s common knowledge that penny stocks carry a higher than average risk when it comes to investments. But this doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be a part of your investment portfolio. Micro cap stocks have the potential for large gains if you know how to work past the scams and the bankruptcies. If you want to know how to reduce your risk when investing in penny stocks here are a few tactics you may want to use so you can lower your overall risk and create a diversified growth area for your stock portfolio.
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Level II Stock Quotes

Using stock quoting systems can help you achieve more success with your stock trading, but to get the most benefit from them you need to choose the right system for your investments. Some may provide too little information, while others may provide too much information that will only distract you and take you off course.

Level II stock quotes are one of those quoting systems that provide a lot of information, but this information can be useful if you are into day trading or trading penny stocks. These quotes allow you to track the buying and selling by market makers, wholesalers and electronic communication networks. By following some of these players you may get signals that will help you get a better feeling of the future stock price of certain markets.

These quotes will also provide you with the ask price, highest bid and the size of the order. This can help you track increased or decreased interest in a particular area. It is important to note that this quote only shows specific things like highest bid or lowest ask, but it doesn’t necessarily show prices for the whole order. Continue reading

How to Trade Penny Stocks

In this segment I will offer an abbreviated summary of the actual penny stock trading process. Learning how to trade penny stocks is not that challenging from a technical perspective, however it is important to consider a number of things before you begin investing your money in this risky niche market.

The first step is to create a stock trading account with one of the online penny stock brokers. You will find many online brokers offering different services and charging different fees. The most common online brokers happen to be E*TRADE, TD Ameritrade and Scottrade but this does not mean they are the best brokers for each and every situation. Some contend that Zecco is a decent choice for novice traders because it is so inexpensive, but you need to look at each of the brokers to make your own decision of who is best for you.

Once you have your trading account set up you can start getting into the fun part of penny stock trading. Continue reading