Penny stocks are securities generally issued by small, publicly traded companies and usually trade at a price of less than $5, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The low price and high volatility o... More »

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The easiest way to purchase penny stocks is to open a brokerage account and use the broker to purchase the stock for you, according to finance site Money Morning. A broker can also help you to avoid many of the scams and... More »

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Trade penny stocks online by researching reputable online brokerage firms that facilitate trading of penny stocks. Choose a brokerage firm and open an account. Deposit a desired amount of money into the account to begin ... More »

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People who trade stocks online can limit potential losses by doing research and guarding against problems such as trades not executing, not having access to accounts and placing the wrong types of buy orders, advises the... More »

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Penny stocks, also called micro-cap stocks, are any stocks under $5, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission; however, some organizations consider stocks under $3 or $1 to be penny stocks, says Nasdaq. Penny ... More »

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Penny stocks work just like regular stocks, with the main difference being that investors buy and sell penny stocks in over-the-counter bulletin boards (OTCBB) or the pink sheets. The term "penny stocks" refer to stocks ... More »

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Federal securities laws require public companies to disclose financial statements and other information to the public so that prospective investors judge accurately whether a company's securities are a good investment, e... More »

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