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  • 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]
  • How your frame of mind impacts your chances of making money on penny stocks
  • Are you a glass half-full or a glass half-empty kind of person? Your frame of mind can make a big difference to your investing. As an investor in penny stocks, being optimistic has its benefits. Read on to find out why… Being an optimistic penny stock investor Applying optimism to your penny stock investing doesn’t mean ignoring real threats and risks. Weighing up risk is a cruc... ››› more
  • [13 November 2014]
  • Penny stocks uncovered: Five strategies to find good stocks to invest in
  • Investing in penny stocks comes with its risks. But with this risk, comes the chance of hitting it big by uncovering a penny stock that will soar over the coming years. All companies start out as penny stocks. If you can pinpoint the best penny stocks out there, you're in a great position to benefit from the company's future success. So what are the best strategies to follow to find good pen... ››› more
  • [12 November 2014]
  • Found a penny stock that pays a dividend? Here are two reasons why this is a good sign…
  • When you invest in penny stocks, it's not unusual to find that the majority of them don't pay dividends, especially if they're growth stocks. If a company isn't generating enough profits, it won't be able to sustain paying a dividend. And if a company is still ploughing money into its business, it doesn't make sense for it to pay dividends. But if you find a penny stock that does pay a divid... ››› more
  • [10 November 2014]
  • Look for this key piece of information to help you uncover promising penny stocks
  • When you're trying to find penny stocks to invest in, there are literally hundreds of things you can look at. There's an abundance of data in a company's financial statements, including profit margins, growth rates and balance sheet ratios. You can also look at what the share price has been up to. But there are some other factors that you should look at too. These can give you clues about... ››› more
  • [07 November 2014]
  • Want to invest in penny stocks? Here's where you can find them…
  • Penny stocks have the potential to give your portfolio a boost. Get your picks right, and you could make a serious amount of money. Of course, the chance of big profits comes with higher risks. You can't just start investing in every stock on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange that falls into the penny stock category. You have to research each potential penny stock investment just as you would ... ››› more
  • [06 November 2014]
  • If you're investing in penny stocks, here's why you need to ignore dividends
  • There are a variety of different approaches to investing. And these different approaches give rise to investing in a variety of different types of companies. You may focus on dividend paying companies for your long-term portfolio. But when it comes to penny stocks, dividends are something you need to ignore. So why is that? Let's take a closer look… What are penny stocks? Penny... ››› more
  • [03 November 2014]
  • Why you need to pay attention to the PE ratio of a penny stock
  • Investing in penny stocks can prove to be a profitable endeavour. You can make money by investing in the right small company. When you invest in a penny stock that's soaring, it can be hard to know when to bail out. You don't want to see your profits disappearing as the share price heads south. That's what it's important to keep an eye on its PE (price earnings) ratio. Let's take a closer... ››› more
  • [12 September 2014]
  • Use this simple system to find potential penny stock winners
  • Finding the best penny stocks to invest in can be a daunting task. There are a lot of small companies that fall into the penny stock category. But where do you start when it comes to filtering through them? You need a system to help you. Let's take a closer look … Unearthing a penny stock winner means research To unearth a diamond penny stock, you need to look for companies that ... ››› more
  • [05 September 2014]
  • Use these five tips to help you invest in the best penny stocks
  • Investing in penny stocks can prove lucrative. But it can be a bit of a minefield finding the penny stocks with the best chance of future success. So to help you uncover the penny stocks with the best potential, here are some tips to get you on your way. Read on to uncover what these are… Investing in penny stocks tip #1: Forget about profits and think research Take the rand signs... ››› more
  • [04 September 2014]
  • How to avoid falling prey to penny stock scams
  • Penny stocks have the potential to make you handsome gains. But penny stocks also have a dark side. There are those who take advantage of investors and use penny stocks as an investor scam. Luckily, in South Africa with our modest sized stock market, scams aren't very prevalent. But, jump over the pond to the US and it's a completely different story. Just because you reside here, don't th... ››› more
  • [30 July 2014]
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