Penny shares

At MoneyWeek, we’ve been a supporter of penny shares for more than a decade. Throughout that time we’ve published Red Hot Penny Shares and Penny Sleuth 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.

Profit as cash goes mobile

Apple’s new toys may be thrilling for tech geeks, but the real excitement for investors lies in its new payment system, says David Thornton.

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Latest articles on penny shares

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.

If you don’t own Tesco, don’t worry about it

The fear of missing out on high-profile stocks such as Tesco is often a compelling reason to buy, says David Thornton. But it’s never a good one.

Ten simple rules for maximising your penny share profits

Maximise your penny share profits by following these ten simple rules from small-cap expert David Thornton.

Fund of the week: A compelling bet for risk takers

River and Mercantile’s smaller companies fund has a good record of rewarding brave investors.

Buy small stocks – you have a big advantage

Ed Bowsher explains why small-cap stocks can give you a big advantage over City investors, and picks two of the best ways to buy in.

How to avoid ‘value trap’ stocks

David Thornton explains how to tell if a cheap stock is good value or if it will slide further, and examines a small-cap publisher to see if it’s worth buying.

Two lessons from the Ryder Cup

In investing, as in sport, it doesn’t pay to get complacent, says David Thornton. When things start going wrong, it can be very difficult to turn things around.

5 common mistakes people make when investing

Tom Bulford examines five common mistakes that private investors make, and explains how you can avoid them.

A new way to invest in the pharmaceuticals sector

Huge pharmaceutical giants can end up with lots of drugs that are too small to make a difference to their business. That’s where this small-cap firm comes in.

Why it pays to keep investing simple

Investing needn’t be complicated. Just sticking with some simple rules of thumb can help you make better, more profitable decisions, says David Thornton.

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