Penny shares

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.

How to buy and sell penny shares

Small-cap stock expert David Thornton explains the ins and outs of investing in penny shares.

Where to find penny shares

David Thornton explains what penny shares are, and where to find small-cap stocks to invest in.

Three reasons to be excited about small-cap stocks in 2015

After a decent start, 2014 wasn’t very kind to investors in small-cap stocks. But, says David Thornton, there’s plenty of scope for a good run in 2015.

How to build your penny share portfolio

David Thornton outlines his simple rules for how private small-cap investors can manage their portfolio.

The best and worst small caps of 2014

A few bad apples dragged down Britain’s small-cap index this year, says David Thornton. But there were also some stand-out winners.

Latest articles on penny shares

Two things every penny share investor should know

Equities – penny shares in particular – are the best way of generating a good long-term return, says David Thornton. But it requires the right attitude and a sensible strategy.

Naibu's disappearing-director scandal reminds us why we need friends on the board

The bizarre goings-on at Chinese sportswear manufacturer Naibu are a warning to investors, says David Thornton. Do your homework before handing over any money.

Tiny healthcare companies make the biggest medical breakthroughs

AstraZeneca’s interest in a small biotech firm is a reminder of why tiny drug companies are so important, says David Thornton.

Britain's leading fund manager's new start-up fund has got it right – almost

Neil Woodford’s new start-up fund will get plenty of hype, says David Thornton. But penny share investors should buy this stock instead.

I’m not surprised money is piling into momentum stocks such as Chipotle

One investment style has been unstoppable in the last 60 years: momentum investing. David Thornton explains what it is, and why it works.

One very important reason not to buy into high-profile listings

Don’t get sucked into IPO hype, says David Thornton. Avoid stocks in their first years as public companies, and pick ‘seasoned’ companies instead.

These four companies are going public today – if you’re thinking of buying, read this first

If you’re thinking of investing in a stock flotation, think again, says David Thornton. IPOs are traps, not bargains, for unwary buyers.

Right now, small-caps are going cheap

Small-cap stocks are set to outperform their larger counterparts over the next few years by a worthwhile amount, says David Thornton.

Last year was a stinker, but in 2015, small-cap stocks will easily outperform the market

There are some investment styles that do genuinely seem to work over time. And buying small-cap stocks is one. David Thornton explains why.

Buy into companies with employee share ownership schemes

David Thornton explains why employee share ownership schemes are a strong signal for investors to snap up the shares.

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