At MoneyWeek, we’ve been a supporter of penny shares for more than a decade. Throughout that time we’ve published Penny Sleuth and Red Hot Penny Shares 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.
Latest articles on penny shares
Smaller companies in America will play catch up with their bigger peers.
By making Aim stocks eligible for tax-free Isas, George Osborne has really increased the potential returns for investors, says David Thornton.
Ignore the hype surrounding George Osborne’s ‘pensioner bonds’, says David Thornton. Investing in penny shares makes much better sense.
Aim, the small-cap stockmarket holds many attractions. But beware. You forego much of the security and scrutiny you get with a fully listed peer, says Bengt Saelensminde.
There is a time in the market cycle when you definitely shouldn’t own small-cap stocks, says David Thornton. But that time is not now. Now’s the time you should be buying.
With market conditions changing all the time, investors need to be flexible and responsive. Sticking rigidly to a fixed view of the world is a recipe for losing money, says David Thornton.
The idea that small-cap stocks outperform blue chips over time is widely accepted. But is it true? Cris Sholto Heaton investigates.
Making predictions about the oil price is a mug’s game, says David Thornton. But that’s not going to stop him. So here goes with three of his own.
Insurance outsourcer Quindell has been battered by short-sellers. But perhaps that’s something to be thankful for, says David Thornton.
Stock market investment relies on trust between shareholders and company directors. Recent controversial events have shaken this trust, says David Thornton.