Penny shares

At MoneyWeek, we’ve been a supporter of penny shares for more than a decade. Throughout that time we’ve published Red Hot Penny Shares and Penny Sleuth to help private investors get to grips with the FTSE small-cap and Alternative Investment Market (Aim) to find the best growth companies in the UK.

Although riskier and more volatile than other forms of investment, the capital growth potential of penny shares is large and exciting. With a small portion of your investment pot, it can be fun and rewarding to invest in a select group of penny shares. Here at MoneyWeek, we can show you ways to research and find the best growth companies in the UK.

The unstoppable rise of mBank

The banking industry as you know it is changing. In fact, it’s already changed. Find out how you could profit from it. Capital at risk.

A high-risk bet on the rise of mobile money

Mobile banking is set to be the next big thing. And a deal just signed means this small technology company could become a major player, says Ed Bowsher.

This technology could soon replace your bank account

New ‘mobile banking’ technology is threatening the lucrative business model of the traditional banks. It’s a change that can’t come too soon, says Bengt Saelensminde.

The tech industry has a new target

Mobile banking is set to become the next big thing, says Bengt Saelensminde. And for early investors, it promises to be a very lucrative market.

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Latest articles on penny shares

A high-risk bet on the rise of mobile money

Mobile banking is set to be the next big thing. And a deal just signed means this small technology company could become a major player, says Ed Bowsher.

This technology could soon replace your bank account

New ‘mobile banking’ technology is threatening the lucrative business model of the traditional banks. It’s a change that can’t come too soon, says Bengt Saelensminde.

The tech industry has a new target

Mobile banking is set to become the next big thing, says Bengt Saelensminde. And for early investors, it promises to be a very lucrative market.

This unfavourable company 'spin off' could be a great opportunity for us

Mining giant BHP Billiton’s plans to spin off unwanted assets could present investors with a rare opportunity, says David Thornton.

Too many investment 'experts' ignore this

Timing the market is often dismissed as outright folly, says David Thornton. But it is something that investors should bear in mind.

Why the stock market doesn’t always work

The stock market is a great way for companies to raise cash, says David Thornton. But for the real tiddlers, it’s not always the best solution.

My big problem with company fundraisings

Too many small-cap companies are engaging in the ‘wrong kind’ of fundraising, says David Thornton. Investors need to be careful.

Why everyone should have an Isa

The new individual savings account is a great way to shield your investments from tax, says David Thornton. There really is no excuse not to have one.

The one word I’m sick of hearing

‘Disruptive’ is a cliche when it comes to new technology. But the cloud is genuinely disruptive, says David Thornton. And this small-cap company is using it to transform video editing.

Should you worry when a CEO leaves without reason?

One of David Thornton’s investment rules of thumb is that you must be wary when a CEO goes for no obvious reason.

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