What Are Penny Stocks  

In general, penny stocks can be defined as low priced, speculative security of a very small company. Definition of penny stocks differs from country to country. According to the US financial markets, any stock that trades below $5.00 is termed as penny stock. In general, any stock that trades outside one of the major the US stock exchanges is also called as a penny stock. According to the UK financial markets, penny stocks are companies with market capitalization of less than £100 million and have a share price of less than £1. In France, penny stocks are usually priced below 1 euro. However, penny stocks are always considered high risk investments in any country.

Trading of penny stocks usually occur in the over-the-counter (OTC) market. Penny stocks are usually ignored by stock brokers and large brokerage firms. Smaller companies are not expected to have steady growth profile over a long run. However, these stocks can be exceptionally rewarding if one finds a good company that has the potential of becoming the future giant. The most important of penny stocks is that these stocks have the ability to get doubled or tripled within weeks resulting in great profit.

You should be really careful before investing in penny stocks. Since penny stocks are associated with companies having little history, it is important for investors and traders to collect information about the ownership distribution of the share. You should not buy stocks having uneven ownership distribution. It is also important to have information about the company. You can collect information about the company from the internet. You should never opt for a company that has heavy debts or is running through a great amount of business turmoil.

What Are Penny Stocks






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