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Penny Stocks

Penny Stocks

Penny stocks are a form of market traded security which attracts minimal pricing. These securities are mostly offered by companies with lower market capitalisation rates. Therefore, these are also called nano-cap stocks, micro-cap stocks, and small-cap stocks, depending on the company’s market capitalisation.


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Features Of Penny Stocks

Features Of Penny Stocks

  • High-returns: These stocks provide much higher returns compared to other forms of securities. As such shares are issued by small and micro-cap companies, they have vast potential for growth.
  • Illiquid: Penny stocks in India are illiquid in nature, given the fact that the companies issuing them are relatively unpopular.
  • Low-cost: In India, penny stocks are usually priced lower than Rs. 10. Therefore, you could purchase a substantial amount of stock units from penny stock list with a small scale investment.
  • Unpredictable pricing: Penny stocks might not attract adequate pricing during the sale.


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Why Should You Invest in Penny Stocks?

Why Should You Invest in Penny Stocks?

  • Multibagger: Some of these stocks have the potential to evolve into multi-baggers. It means shares which yield in multiples of the investment amount. If specific security reaps double its investment amount, it is called a double-bagger, and if it returns ten times its investment value, it is considered a ten-bagger.
  • Inexpensive:  Investing in these stocks is comparatively cheaper. Hence, you can invest in them without losing any significant portion of your investment finances. 


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What are the Risks Associated with Penny Stocks?

What are the Risks Associated with Penny Stocks?

  • Limited information: Given the fact that companies issuing penny stocks are start-ups, there exists a dearth of information on their financial soundness, past performance, growth prospects, etc.
  • Scams: Penny stock scams are commonplace in international financial history. One such popular method is “Pump and Dump”. Companies and scammers purchase a considerable amount of penny stocks resulting in value inflation which attracts other investors to follow the hype.


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