Introduction: There are advantages or disadvantages with any of the stocks and similarly penny stocks have some advantages and disadvantages. Although the main disadvantage with penny stock is the risk factor associated with it, penny stocks have a number of advantages. Some of the advantages have been mentioned below.
Advantage in trading penny stocks: A small and careful investment in penny stocks can bring a high amount of profit. A thorough research about the company offering penny stocks and the companies financial factors can give an idea about the company and prospects of its penny stocks for future. However, for getting the maximum advantage and profit from the penny stocks, you should evaluate and think twice before putting your hard earned money into the market. This is one of the market where you may not get the authentic and reliable information and you will have to search the right stocks that can give you profit in the long run. There are a number of people involved in trading in the over the counter market and some lose and other gain.
You can learn patience and make money from the penny stock market, however you should remember that you should not make any hurry. You should be patient, although you may get lot of misleading statements from brokers or dealers, but avoiding hurry and taking an advice from another operator will benefit you.
Another advantage is that you have lot of opportunities that too in pennies in this market. You should look for the several stocks instead of looking for a single stock. You should also make comparison between stocks and on the basis of various factors including financial factors should decide about the specific stocks. Financial factors such as profit, revenue, and profit equity ratio are important for deciding in favor of a particular penny stock.
Now a days online booking and sales of stocks can be advantageous and you can come to a decision in time and at the same time you can look for the other vital parameters including financial parameter of the company. You can monitor your portfolios online and you can see the stock rates online at the website of pink sheets.
With these simple steps, you can gain a good amount from this market, however you should remember that the penny stocks market is not a quick rich type of market. Your intelligence and look for all the options before investing in a particular penny stocks can be beneficial for not only in terms of money but you can also gain expertise in the area.
Summary: There are numerous advantages in penny stock trading. A lot of opportunities are available in penny stocks if right steps are taken. By through examining the available stocks in the same group, you can arrive at a conclusion in favor of specific stocks on the basis of its performance and financial indicators.
Penny Stocks: There is full-fledged market for the penny stocks, however these stocks have very limited liquidity. One of the reasons for the penny stock market‘s volatility is its limited liquidity, however the penny stock markets are very popular.
Penny stocks, sometimes also termed as micro cap are low priced stocks generally traded in over the counter market. Most of the stocks are available in a penny that’s why these are known as penny stocks.
The penny stocks are generally offered by a company having less than 3 years in business and have less than $5 million net tangible assets or a company has at least 3 years in business and has under $2 million net tangible assts or a company has $6 million revenue for 3 years.
Over The Counter Bulletin Board: OTCBB (Over the counter bulletin board) provides complete information for more than 3000 stocks including real time quotes display, last sale price and volumes. These equities are generally not traded in any national stock exchanges. The OTCBB electronically provide real time quote for domestic as well as foreign stocks and ADRs and also displays previous days trading activity in DPPs. More than 200 market makers are registered at the OTCBB. Over the counter bulletin boards are preferred over pink sheets.
Pink Sheets: Pink sheets is published and maintained by Pink Sheets LLC and it displays bid and asked quotation prices of different penny stocks. Companies listed in pink sheets are most risky as most of the companies easily meet the minimum requirement for listing.
Penny stocks at pink sheets are thinly traded. Many companies pay traders for selling these penny stocks and thus brokers uses all fraudulent activities to sell the shares and evade money from people.
Market Makers: In some of the cases, only a few market makers are actively involved in a specific penny stocks and buy and sell these specific securities only. Dealing with a market maker is preferable, as the market maker not only sells the specific stocks but it also buys the stocks. Around 230 market makers are approved by the OTCBB and these market makers buy and sell stocks on regular basis. It is also preferable to see that more number of market makers is available for specific stocks. Lower number of market makers can influence or manipulate the specific stocks. In such a case the investment in the specific penny stock is risky as these few market makers can control the prices of the stocks and thus can keep a wide gap between the sale and buying prices of the stock. In recent past some of the market makers were found to involve in the fraudulent activities.
Summary: There is a full-fledged market of penny stocks and penny stocks are traded at over the counter bulletin boards (OTCBB) and pink sheets. OTCBB is governed by the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission of United States.