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Penny Stocks: Are Penny Stocks Too Risky?
The term “high-risk investment” sounds scary, doesn’t it? This phrase alone is enough to put many investors off. After all, no one wants to take a risk. The trouble with buying any kind of stock (high-risk of not) is that it’s always a gamble. But how do you decide when a stock is just too high-risk, for you?
Penny stocks and investments
Penny stocks: Penny stocks are the small value shares that are generally preferred by many people for investments. These shares can easily be purchased in pennies and that’s why are preferred for investments. However the investment in penny stocks is risky as you are not aware about the nature and background of the company where you are investing your money. Therefore all the precautions must be taken before investing in penny stocks and a thorough research about the company offering penny stocks is helpful in deciding in favor or against a specific penny stock.
How you can make (or lose) money on penny stocks
As we have seen earlier, penny stocks carry higher risks and also can give greater returns. This actually means that you can either lose a lot of money by investing in penny stocks (because of the higher risk factor) or make a lot of money (because of the higher potential returns). Which of these happens to you will depend a lot (but not only) on how you go about assessing the investment. Before we go further, however, you should be aware that no matter how much care you may take there is a certain amount of risk associated with penny stocks, which is much higher than in the case of large cap, stock exchange registered stocks.