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.

How to build your penny share portfolio

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

Latest articles on penny shares

Quindell’s other big problem

Insurance outsourcer Quindell has had a terrible year. Not only was there the director share dealing controversy, but it has also been the victim of short-sellers.

Could this penny-share controversy be a buying opportunity?

Stock market investment relies on trust between shareholders and company directors. Recent controversial events have shaken this trust, says David Thornton.

What 15 October can tell us about risk

Most investors don’t need a fancy model to tell them about risk, says David Thornton When things get dicey, just keep calm and use your common sense.

Why Optimal Payments fell 22%

Misunderstandings arise when penny share directors aren’t clear about their intentions, says David Thornton. That can be devastating for the shares.

I met a very interesting man last week

Stephen O’Hara’s biotech company Optibiotix aims to profit from the ‘human microbiome’. David Thornton explains what that is, and what it means for investors.

How small-cap stocks can supercharge your portfolio

Investing in small-cap stocks can give private investors a huge advantage over the City pros – and has the potential for massive returns. Matthew Partridge explains how.

Why US investors make 20% more

Wall Street can teach penny-share investors a thing or two about picking fast-growth stocks, says David Thornton.

Before I invest in any company, I study this list

Checking a company’s shareholder register is essential, says David Thornton. You can tell a lot about a stock by seeing who your fellow investors are.

How did Fitbug’s share price jump 1,500% in a week?

Fitbug, the small-cap technology company, is a great example of why penny shares are such an exciting part of the stockmarket, says David Thornton.

The other reason dividends are so important

Investment theory holds that dividends don’t matter. But as David Thornton explains, nothing could be further from the truth.

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