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  • When penny stocks perform
  • Penny stocks have the potential to perform very well. In fact, they have the potential to put in a better performance than their large-cap counterparts. But penny stocks are sensitive. If the economy is under pressure, they stand to perform badly. Let's take a closer look at how penny stocks have performed and what could lie in store for them… Half a century ago, investing in stocks ... ››› more
  • [05 February 2015]
  • Why you should steer clear of the stock market rumour mill, especially with penny stocks
  • If you put money into any stocks, it's understandable that you may want to check what's happening with the company from time to time. And this includes reading information about a company that may not have come from it directly. But you should be cautious about the information you act on if it's not from the company itself. It could be based on nothing. And this is especially the case with penn... ››› more
  • [28 January 2015]
  • Why you should scrutinise the CEO of a penny stock before investing
  • Chief executive officers (CEOs) can have a big bearing on a company. When it comes to penny stocks, this is particularly true. A CEO plays a crucial role in making decisions and steering the company into the future. With penny stocks their role is even more important. Here's why you should pay close attention to CEOs of penny stocks before investing… The importance of a penny stock... ››› more
  • [27 January 2015]
  • You WILL lose money if you don't buy shares using these two words
  • “Francois, what happened to Santova today? It dropped 10% and then soared 10% instantly!” Santova is a very volatile share. On a typical day it can swing 10% in any direction. However, in the past six months its done even more than that, with a couple of days signalling moves from 218c to 300c and back! So what is going on? If you invest in penny stocks I'm sure you've felt their v... ››› more
  • [16 January 2015]
  • How to increase your chances of making money from penny stocks
  • It's widely accepted amongst investors and academics that penny stocks have the potential to outperform larger stocks. But surely it's not as easy as buying a few penny stocks and hoping for the best? Read on to find out how you can increase your chances of bagging some big profits on penny stocks… The evidence for investing in penny stocks Over the decades, penny stocks or small-... ››› more
  • [15 January 2015]
  • Penny stock investing: When to buy penny stocks and when to avoid them
  • Statistics show that small-caps, in other words penny stocks, outperform over the long-term. That's a historic fact. But the key to investing in penny stocks is understanding that this performance comes in fits and starts. So when should you invest in penny stocks and when should you avoid them? Let's take a closer look… The secret to making money investing in penny stocks W... ››› more
  • [19 December 2014]
  • Why short-sellers can split the good penny stocks from the bad penny stocks
  • Professional investors can short-sell shares on the market if they find someone willing to lend them those shares in the first place. For retail investors, if you want to short-sell you have to use a geared instrument. And it tends to be the bigger companies on the stock exchange that you can do this with. If professional investors believe a company is doomed or its share price is simply too... ››› more
  • [28 November 2014]
  • Penny stock investing: Three reasons why you should consider investing in penny stocks
  • Penny stocks are the smallest companies on the stock market. They can be riskier to invest in than their bigger stock market cousins, but that's not a reason to ignore including some in your portfolio. So why should you consider investing in penny stocks? Read on to find out… The ins and outs of penny stocks Penny stocks are generally those trading on the Johannesburg Stock Exc... ››› more
  • [26 November 2014]
  • How to invest in penny stocks
  • If you've got your eye on a penny stock or two you want to invest in, what do you do? If you don't have a stockbroking account already, you'll need to open one. So why do you need a broker? And how does buying and selling penny stocks work? Read on to find out… Using a stockbroker to buy and sell penny stocks Whether you’re investing in penny stocks or shares in blue-chips, y... ››› more
  • [25 November 2014]
  • How to best manage your risk in the world of penny stocks
  • Risk management should be high up on your list of priorities if you invest, particularly in penny stocks. But it's not always that easy. Some measures that you take when you invest may work well. Yet if the stock market starts to behave erratically, your risk management strategies can't keep up. So what should you do? Read on to find out… The problems with risk management strateg... ››› more
  • [24 November 2014]
  • Want to invest in a solid penny stock? Focus on a simple business idea
  • Some businesses can get carried away trying to give their customers too much. The fact is, simple businesses flourish in today's market. Customers don't want to have to analyse each offering to see what's best for them. They want a simple service. So if you're looking to invest in penny stocks, here's why it's worthwhile paying attention to companies with simple business ideas… Penny... ››› more
  • [20 November 2014]
  • Why directors' dealings can have such an impact on penny stocks
  • When you trade penny stocks, a good sign of confidence in the company is directors owning a lot of shares. It shows that they believe in the company and want to share in the success of the business over the long-term. But directors in penny stocks can also own a large amount of stock. And this can lead to fluctuations in the share price if they part with any. Let's take a closer look… ... ››› more
  • [19 November 2014]
  • Why you should invest in penny stocks
  • Penny stocks are the smaller companies of the stock market. Many of these companies fall below the radar of many professional investors. And this gives you the upper hand. So why should you invest in penny stocks? Read on to uncover why… Why penny stocks give you an advantage Penny stocks are one area of the stock market where you have an advantage over professional investors. ... ››› more
  • [17 November 2014]
  • If you want to invest early in a penny stock's life, you need to look to the AltX
  • If you want to invest in penny stocks, you have two options. You can look at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's main board or the AltX (Alternative Exchange). The AltX is part of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, but its listing requirements are slightly less arduous. This gives younger companies the chance to benefit from listing. So what are the differences between listing on the JSE's main ... ››› more
  • [14 November 2014]

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