Buying Penny Stocks For The Novice

By: George Best

Buying penny stocks can reap excellent returns on investment, but this market is also full of risks. The amount of risk can be substantially reduced by means of careful research and evaluation of stocks before you buy them, but this process is time consuming and difficult.

There is a new computer "bot" that has been created that analyzes penny stocks thorough in-depth mathematical analysis and by doing so dramatically decreases the risks and increases the profits from buying penny stocks, while greatly simplifying the work of choosing what stocks to buy and when. Of course, such a system does not come cheaply, but there is an opportunity for even the smallest of investors to reap the benefits of it.

Penny stock investing has big advantages when it comes to large, rapid returns on investment, and the fact that penny stocks are priced low enough for even very small investors to buy stocks and have the opportunity for a diversified portfolio. With penny stocks, a change in the price of the stock of just a few cents can mean a large change in the value of the stock on a percentage basis, leading to a large potential return on investment, especially when compared to the usual return on investments with higher valued stocks.

To show the power of penny stock price changes, let's do a comparison. If you wanted to invest $1000 and found a stock you decided to buy at $100 per share, if it increases by $1 per share, you'll have made $10. But, if you took that same $1000 and invested it in a penny stock selling at $1 per share and then it increased by $1 per share, you would earn $1000 on your investment!

Unfortunately, for the same reason that penny stocks can make so much money so quickly, they can also lose a lot of money quickly, which is one of the big reasons you need to be very careful in buyng penny stocks.

Another reason that penny stock investing is risky is because of shady or outright fraudulent practices of some individuals involved in marketing and selling penny stocks. It is often very hard to get reliable information to really evaluate penny stocks, as companies that issue these stocks are not legally required to file financial reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Various unscrupulous tactics may be used to lure unsuspecting investors into buying penny stocks as a ploy to drive up the stock price and then insiders may quickly sell of their stock at a high price. The sell-off drops the stock value sharply and the investors take a big loss. It is normal for investments with the greatest potential rewards to also have the greatest potential risks, but in buying penny stocks, the relatively large amount of fraud drives the risk much higher than what would occur just from the whims of the market.

In order to reduce the risks of buying penny stocks, it has usually required a large amount of time and effort to evaluate the stocks so that one could avoid the frauds and obtain a good return on investment. A careful penny stock investor could spend quite a bit of time evaluating a single stock. This effort would hopefully pay off in the long-run, but the time required in doing this often made penny stock investing out of the question for part time investors.

Then along came "Marl", which is a penny stock buying computer bot designed by a couple of guys that had the unusual combination of computer programming expertise and in-depth understanding of stock investing. Marl has more than one advantage over human stock-pickers, but the biggest is probably that Marl has no emotions to cloud his judgement. Marl makes his picks based on cold, hard, statistical calculations. Plus, Marl can do a detailed analysis of hundreds of stocks in less time than it would take even an expert stock analyst to do a cursory evaluation of just one stock. This doesn't completely eliminate the risks of buying penny stocks, but it does cut down on the risk considerably.

Marl has been so effective that he has allowed for huge gains by advanced investors. Because of this, Marl is considered a bargain at the $28,000 licensing fee, but bargain or not, this is well beyond the means of small investors. There is an option to use Marl that is available to investors with even the smallest of budgets though. The guys that developed Marl put out an e-newsletter that gives Marl's top penny stock pick for each week. For new investors, this might be even better than buying the full Marl program, as it narrows down the investment options to just one stock every week, instead of figuring out what to buy out of hundreds of options. Using this system, even complete novices have the potential to make good returns on their penny stock investments.

Although the inventors of Marl have indicated that they will be limiting their subscriber list to the newsletter and may stop selling new subscriptions in the near future, hopefully they will have compassion for the small investors who need all the help they can get and continue to allow new subscribers long-term. In the meantimePsychology Articles, small investors now have an option to dramatically assist them in buying penny stocks.

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