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

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.

Every company should offer their workers a save-as-you-earn scheme. Here’s why

The best way to narrow the wealth gap is by making ordinary workers richer, says David Thornton. Share schemes are one of the best ways of doing that.

Bulletin boards are pure poison for private investors

Internet bulletin boards can be very dangerous places for investors, says David Thornton. They’re certainly not a place for reliable stock tips. Here’s why.

Small cap CEOs have a much bigger impact than their overrated blue chip counterparts

Blue-chip CEOs have very little effect on the corporations they head, while small cap CEOs are much more in tune with their companies. David Thornton explains why.

This could be the beginning of Quindell’s big comeback

A new management team at troubled insurance outsourcer Quindell hopes to turn the company’s fortunes around. David Thornton weighs up their prospects.

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.

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.

American small-cap stocks will bounce back

Smaller companies in America will play catch up with their bigger peers.

How George Osborne helped small-cap investors in 2014

By making Aim stocks eligible for tax-free Isas, George Osborne has really increased the potential returns for investors, says David Thornton.

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