The penny stock pump and dump scheme is the longest running pink sheet scheme still in practice today, but it is difficult to control because of the way it works. Since the barrier to day trading has been reduced by advances in computers and internet availability more people are becoming addicted to trading stocks and making money in this market. The newcomers to day trading are often more susceptible to manipulation because they are often following technical trading patterns laid out in books, but even more experienced traders can get caught up in these schemes.
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Is it really possible to make significant money buying and selling penny stocks?
Yes, it is possible. Is it likely? Well, that’s another question. Some people have earned significant money simply buying penny stocks low and selling them for a profit, but actually doing this isn’t as simple as it sounds.
Because these stocks are low value per share they are tempting for the beginning investor, but this is actually a complicated market that can be quite volatile. Even though the price per share is low, these stocks are generally traded in volume. This is how you make more money, but it also what makes them risky. Prices can go up or down quickly and as the price goes down you need to find a buyer if you want to sell your stock.
Buying penny stocks and selling them for a profit requires research. If you are willing to do the work and put in the time there is money to be made in this business. There are a few keys to success in this market. Continue reading
A stock chart is simply a pictorial view of the price of a stock over time. Virtually all common styles of stock charts can be generated for free online or through your online stock brokers. Just generating charts is not enough. You need to learn how to read stock charts in order to gain any value from them. Learning how to read stock charts can be broken down into understanding the timescales, understanding the price scales, and knowing the different charting styles.
If you are buying penny stocks, you need to determine if you’re looking to capitalize on day trading or if you’re just looking for a diamond in the rough to stick with for the long run. Continue reading