Penny shares

At MoneyWeek, we’ve been a supporter of penny shares for more than a decade. Throughout that 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.

Why now is not the time to invest in buy-to-let

Investing in buy-to-let has traditionally been a reliable way to draw in a pretty decent income. But in 2016 buy-to-let comes with a host of hidden dangers that could prove a huge drain on your personal wealth. Chancellor Osborne is making it harder and harder for investors to actually make buy-to-let worthwhile.

Don’t worry, the MoneyWeek team have sat down and come up with an alternative income plan that could prove far more reliable over the coming years.

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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 long-term investment ideas for the brave

Professional investor Rebecca O’Keeffe looks at three long-term investment ideas – biotech, Indian equities, and smaller companies – and picks the best ways to invest in each.

Four small caps that will stay small – and that’s a good thing

Companies don’t have to be big to make fantastic returns for investors. Anna Croze tips four such stocks to snap up for the long run.

A brighter spot in the small stocks universe

Investors in a fund such as this need to be comfortable with volatile small stocks, but for those who are, it could be an interesting option.

A cheaper way into US small caps

The US smaller companies market is expensive, but investors can still find value with this fund.

Three great growth stocks to buy

These three Aim shares not only offer great growth potential, but they can also cut your inheritance bill, says professional investor Justin Waine.

Aim has been a dud for investors – but there are still bargains

The Alternative Investment Market hasn’t performed so well for investors in its 20-year life. But it does contain some hidden gems. Matthew Partridge explains what to look for in an Aim stock, and picks two that promise great things.

Aim’s mixed record

Aim, the London Stock Exchange’s junior market for small companies, has been widely hailed as a success. But it hasn’t always been like that.

Gervais Williams: if you want real dividend growth, buy small-cap stocks

Merryn Somerset Webb interviews small-cap stock expert Gervais Williams about how penny shares outperform blue chips ‘again and again’.