Investing in Penny Stocks

by Sarah Freeland - Date: 2006-12-18 - Word Count: 286 Share This!

People are generally interested in low price stocks because they can buy more shares for less money. Penny stocks are a low priced stock that generally sells for less than a dollar per share, however, a few types of penny stocks actually sell for less than five dollars per share. Penny stocks can also generally be categorized as small cap stocks. What this means is that the company that is offering the stock to the public has a market capitalization of less than $1 billion.

Buying penny stocks is just like buying any other type of stock. First you will need to research your options. Next you will need to set up an investment account with a stock broker or with an online stock trading service. Then you will need to fund your account. And finally you will need to enter your purchase request for the type of penny stock you want to invest in, as well as how many shares you want to buy.

Day trading is one way investors can maximize their gains by trading their stocks, whether they are penny stocks or regular stocks, on a daily basis. This form of short-term investing takes a lot of guts as short term performance of any particular stock can either swing up or down. People who day trade will buy a stock one day and then sell it when it gains as little as an eighth of a point. By doing this the investor makes a large return on their short term investment quickly. If you are interested in this type of investment activity it is a good idea to learn about the tax drawbacks of this form of income before you start buying and selling shares.

Related Tags: stock, market, invest, shares, broker, selling, investing, strategy, investor, small cap stocks, penny stocks

For more information on medical tourism, plastic surgery and hospital equipment visit the medical directory. For style and beauty tips visit the hair stylist information center at Landis Salon. Your Article Search Directory : Find in Articles

© The article above is copyrighted by it's author. You're allowed to distribute this work according to the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs license.

Recent articles in this category:

Most viewed articles in this category: