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.

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.

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.


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Latest articles on penny shares

Gervais Williams: Why you should back the runts

In the stockmarket, the top dogs are going nowhere – but the smaller mutts have plenty of growth in them yet. Merryn Somerset Webb talks to Gervais Williams.

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’.

This tiny healthcare stock could revolutionise cancer treatment

David Thornton looks at one small Aim-listed biotech company that has the product and the management behind it to succeed.

Neil Woodford’s new fund aims to harness the power of small growth companies

Early investors in Neil Woodford’s new small-cap fund could be onto a winner, says David Thornton. But as the fund’s name suggests, they must be patient.

What the election means for small-cap investors

General elections can have a big impact on investments, says David Thornton. And that’s especially true for Aim-listed stocks.

Shoddy resources have held Aim back – but now the market looks like it’s turning

The recent dismal run of Aim shares has been down largely to poor performance from resource stocks, says David Thornton. But things are starting to look up.

This Oxford University spin-out could be floated on the stockmarket

This tiny university spin-out company has developed two ingenious new uses for ultrasound. David Thornton looks at its prospects.

It’s been another rollercoaster week for Quindell

Aim-listed stock Quindell has been hauled over the coals by investors recently, says David Thornton. Is the worst now behind it?

These innovative small companies are leading the charge against the UK’s energy problems

David Thornton looks at the smaller energy companies that are turning Britain’s urgent power-shortage problem to their advantage.

Dividend payouts are a strong indicator of a solid company

Investing in small growth-stocks is exciting, but it also pays to look for quality, says David Thornton. That means dividends.

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