Penny shares

At MoneyWeek, we've been a supporter of penny shares for more than a decade. In that time, we've helped 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.

How to buy and sell penny stocks

Here’s everything you need to know about buying and selling penny stocks, from how to find a broker, to opening account and making a trade.

Where to find penny shares

Penny shares are risky, but they can make you a lot of money. Here, we explain where to find penny shares, and how to tell the winners from the no-hopers.

Why you should buy small-cap stocks if you want to beat the market

Some investment styles really do genuinely seem to work better than others over time. And one of those is investing in small-cap stocks. Here's why.

How to build your penny share portfolio

Whether you are investing £1,000 or £100,000, follow these simple guidelines and you'll be able to build the perfect penny share portfolio.

Ten simple rules for maximising your penny share profits

By following these ten simple rules, you can be sure that you are doing all you can to maximise your penny share profits.

Latest articles on penny shares

Three vibrant French small-cap stocks

With Emmanuel Macron’s election victory breathing life into the French economy, professional investor Eric Labbé picks three French small-cap stocks to buy now.

The “intelligent fanatics” who inspire greatness

What is it that makes great business leaders stand out from the crowd? Two American small-cap investors think they have found the answer, reports Richard Beddard.

Get a break backing small firms

If you’ve filled your Isa and pension, VCTs and the EIS offer good tax perks – but make sure you understand the risks

Join the flood of money heading in to Britain’s smaller companies

The tax regime for investors in UK smaller companies is extremely generous, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Investors are piling in – perhaps you should too.

Three ways to invest in small-cap stocks

Small-cap stocks should be a core part of your portfolio – but make sure you pick managers with complementary strategies, says Jon Rebak.

Back this exciting micro-cap investment trust

A boutique asset manager is raising up to £100m for an innovative investment trust that will buy into micro-cap companies.

Why France’s small-cap stocks are so resilient

France’s CAC Small stock index has gained 19% in three months and almost 4% this year. The more political worries flare up, the more France’s small caps outperform. So what’s going on?

In the war on globalisation, head for the safety of small-cap stocks

Populist governments are gunning for large global multinationals. It might be time to diversify into small-cap stocks, says Merryn Somerset Webb.