March 2009 - that was the first time I ever bought a share…
It was Old Mutual. And while Old Mutual was a massive company, the 2008 financial crisis decimated it, and the share became a ‘penny stock'.
I bought my first shares in the company for 603c, with the money I made from vacation work as a student at the mine I had a bursary with. I bought 990 shares with around R6,000.
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If you want to add some spice and the chance of large gains to your investment portfolio then penny shares could be for you. But before you rush in and buy the first penny share you come across, you need to make sure you do your research. You don't want to throw your money into a company that has no hope of growing into a better one. Read on to uncover some tips to help you find a winning penny sh... ››› more
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