Most consider penny stock trading to be the exchange of stocks at a price between $1 and $5 per share. You’ll also see them labeled as micro cap stocks, microcap stocks, nano stocks or even just small cap stocks. But that doesn’t mean there is less risk involved in this market; in fact these stocks generally carry more risk. That’s why it’s a good idea to practice trading before you start investing real money.
Penny stock trading occurs within the OTCBB (Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board) or on the Pink Sheets. So you’ll also find these stocks labeled as OTC stocks (OTC stands for over-the-counter). They tend to represent smaller companies, newer companies or struggling companies. They either haven’t proven themselves enough to list on NASDAQ or the grand New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) or in some cases they’ve been penalized by those exchanges and removed.
There is a common misnomer regarding this type of trading. Continue reading
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