The Big Business of Penny Stocks
They may sound small, but penny stocks are big business. The phrase “penny stocks” is one of the most popular financial searches on the Internet. In fact, it gets more searches than terms like “stock picks,” “stock quotes,” “New York Stock Exchange,” or “stock broker.”
This translates into tens of millions of investors in America, and millions more worldwide, actively searching for information and guidance on penny stocks. Unfortunately, hidden motivations abound, and misinformation outweighs the amount of proper analysis. As the Penny Stock Professional, I am actively working to change this state of affairs.
My team and I help people avoid some of the common dangers, and find the best penny stock companies with the greatest upside. You’ll find that it is quite simple—it’s extremely lucrative to get involved with the best 5 percent of penny stocks. These companies will have:
- Strong management teams
- Good upside potential
- Solid financial trends
Finding and investing in the best penny stocks is one of the most lucrative ways to make money on the stock market, or to make money at anything for that matter.
Broad Appeal of Penny Stocks
I love the broad appeal of penny stocks. Unlike most investment vehicles, which get the attention only of specific types of people, penny stocks seem to generate interest among all types of investors, of all skill levels and all financial situations.
If you are a beginner, you’ll learn about trading quite quickly, because penny stocks move faster and are more volatile than more conventional investments. Your learning curve will be much shorter than if you just put money into IBM and let it sit there for a year or two.
If you have limited funds to invest, penny stocks give you the potential of actually making something out of your money. A $1,000 investment can multiply many times over, compared to putting that cash into a slow-moving blue chip or a super-safe bond, even if you let it sit there for years and years.
If you are an experienced trader, penny stocks are appropriate for a portion of your portfolio because they add excitement and big-gain potential to your investments.
If you know what to look for, and thus get involved with really high-quality companies, it can translate into massive gains. So many of these high-quality penny stocks are trading for pennies a share simply because they are:
- Sold off in sympathy with a sector or the overall market
Look, I’ve been involved with investing from all angles, and still am, including:
Based on extensive personal experience, and the many years of analysis/research/editing I’ve done at PeterLeeds.com, I’ve come to the rock-solid conclusion that:
Penny stocks are the most lucrative and realistic method for building wealth that I’ve encountered.
With penny stocks, gains come more rapidly and the returns are greater. What’s the point of putting $500 on some massive company, and a year later you’ve made 10 or 15 percent on your money? And that’s considered a good return? Hello, 45 bucks—big deal!
All you’ve done is tied up your money for a year to make an insignificant profit (or maybe even took a loss) and given up the opportunity to have that $500 potentially do some- thing more. Maybe something much more.
Especially if you have a small portfolio, the gains you will prob- ably get from blue-chip stocks are going to seem insignificant. They aren’t going to change your life. There’s no excitement in it.
Yet people are afraid of penny stocks, and might argue that blue-chip stocks, like GM and IBM and Exxon, are better investments because they’re based on better companies. Yes, blue chips are a lot better than 95 percent of the penny stocks out there.
However, in terms of upside potential, growth of your investment, and life-changing profits, the 5 percent of penny stocks that make the Leeds Analysis cut represent far more compelling investments, and very often are far superior companies. They’re just smaller. Much smaller. And the best part is once you find these high-qual- ity penny stocks, you get to pick them up for pennies a share!
As the Penny Stock Professional, my job is to help steer you toward the 5 percent of penny stocks that may dramatically outperform every other investment option that’s out there, including so-called “safe” blue chips.
The 5 Percent Rule
Only about 5 percent of penny stocks pass Leeds Analysis. Those that pass the test are:
- Significantly more likely to outperform the rest
- Fundamentally very strong
- Less likely to suffer downside price moves
- More likely to enjoy massive upside potential
Some of the criteria we look for with Leeds Analysis include, but
are not limited to:
- Strong management teams
- A track record of gains in revenues
- Accelerating increases in earnings
- High barriers to entry to the industry
- Company approaching profitability or already profitable
- Low or no debt load
- Patented technologies and/or strong intellectual property rights
- Involvement in a growing industry or market
- Strong and long-term competitive advantages
- Superior and effective branding, positioning, and marketing
Subscribers to Peter Leeds may remember some of the homer- uns we’ve hit using Leeds Analysis, like Absolute Software, which went from $0.80 to $40.64! (split adjusted). (See Figure 1.1.)
Another great example, Disc Inc., spiked from only $0.38 per share all the way up to $9.93 for a 2,500 percent gain! (See Figure 1.2.)
Or take Forward Industries, which we revealed to Peter Leeds subscribers when it was trading at $1.00, before it absolutely exploded to $29.85 for a total gain of 2,885 percent! (See Figure 1.3.)
You wouldn’t see gains like that in IBM or Exxon even if you waited a lifetime!
Penny Stock Phobia
People have a phobia of penny stocks. This fear has been instilled in them because they hear a lot of bad stories about people who have been “swindled,” “ripped off,” or otherwise “scammed.” Other people may have had personal experiences, or heard stories of others that ended with lost money.
These may have been real experiences, and real stories, and that doesn’t surprise me at all. I am telling you that most people who trade penny stocks lose money. This is almost always because they invest:
- For the wrong reasons
- At the wrong time
- (Most notably) in the wrong companies
For every nine people losing $1 on the market, the tenth person is making $9. That tenth person could be you, if you learn to invest:
- For the right reasons
- At the right time
- (Most notably) in the right companies
This book, with its explanation of Leeds Analysis, will help you do that. Not everyone is successful with it, and penny stocks can go up or down in price. However, I do have a track record of people whom I don’t even know, who’ve never met me, sending me pictures of boats and cars and other things they bought with money they made trading penny stocks based on my guidance.
Some of these people have followed my picks at my online newsletter, Peter Leeds Penny Stocks. Others have read my earlier book, Understanding Penny Stocks. However they came to their penny stock successes, each one of them proves even more that Leeds Analysis works and can give investors of all experience levels, and from all walks of life, an unfair financial advantage.
Penny Stocks May Not Be for You
Penny stocks might not be an appropriate investment vehicle for you, based on your experience level, risk tolerance, or personal investment strategy.
It’s important that you know when not to trade penny stocks:
- You’re losing sleep at night because you’re stressed out.
- You wind up fighting with your spouse about it.
- You think about it so much that you aren’t paying attention to your family.
- Your mind wanders while you’re at work.
If you find yourself thinking about your penny stock investments too frequently, this type of investing may not be right for you. Of course, this doesn’t apply to plain excitement, when your penny stocks are multiplying in value and your constant thoughts are positive ones. Rather, it’s when negative associations start crop- ping up that you may want to take a break from the world of low- priced shares.
It is also important to have realistic expectations. A lot of less- experienced investors think they can turn $1,000 into a million bucks just by trading penny stocks. Many people have great success stories and make a lot of money, but it’s not realistic to expect to make such ridiculous amounts.
Yes, technically, it is possible. It has happened. Of course, those are extremely rare situations. That will not happen to you. If you prove me wrong, that’s fantastic, but it is not helpful to expect such a monumental degree of success. It’s important that you have realistic expectations.
Penny stocks go up in value very frequently, doubling or tripling in price. Very often penny stocks go down in price. You need to have a good comprehension of this. Don’t enter the penny stock arena until you’re ready to approach it with a sensible understanding.
You should get involved with penny stocks only with risk money, especially at first and certainly if you’re a less experienced trader. Don’t put money into penny stocks that you need for your children’s education, or your retirement, or your mortgage. In other words, never put your grocery money into the stock market.
Should you talk to your financial planner? Absolutely. You could talk to them about penny stocks, but I’ll save you the trip. I’ll tell you what they’ll say:
- “No, it’s dangerous.”
- “Stay away from penny stocks.”
Hey, I actually happen to agree with them! Penny stocks are dangerous, and ridiculous, and you should stay away from them. Most penny stocks will potentially cost you money. In that sense, I agree with the doom-saying financial planners.
Where I diverge from their generalized opinion is as follows: Once you know how to find the 5 percent of penny stocks that rep- resent high-quality investments, penny stock investing becomes possibly the most lucrative way to build wealth.
I Do Not Give Advice
Understand that anything you read or hear from me is not advice. I don’t give advice. I don’t know you. I don’t know your trading style, your financial situation, or your time outlook (long term, short term, day trader). I can’t know what kind of stock is best for you or what you should do with your money. I don’t know the answers to these things, nor do I want to know.
I can’t talk to you about what’s best for your retirement, or what you should do with your savings, or how to make your money double the fastest. I’m just going to give you opinions and guidance, based on my experience and the results of Leeds Analysis. After that, it all comes down to your deciding what’s best for you. At the end of the day you need to take responsibility for your trading deci- sions, regardless of where your stock picks first originated.
We’ve had subscribers at Peter Leeds Penny Stocks who have come to us complaining that they lost money on a stock pick we made. At the same time we have had subscribers who are providing testimonials because they are making money on that exact same stock in the same time period! Some people just traded it better than others. Your own personal skill level and trading strategy will come into play.
Over the years, the Peter Leeds Penny Stocks subscribers who have fared the best (by far) were the ones that used my research and analysis as one part of a more balanced, overall trading strategy. If we made a stock selection that they didn’t love, they would pass and wait for a different pick. If we made a stock selection that appealed to them, they would look into it more deeply, and decide for themselves if it fit their trading style and investment goals.
In Invest in Penny Stocks, I’m not going to go into very much detail about how trading works and how the stock markets work. All of that information is available in my other book, Understanding Penny Stocks. I will merely touch on some general topics very briefly when I feel the need for a general explanation.
Mainly, I will focus on the more highly advanced techniques that have the potential to make you (or save you) a lot of money. These strategies have been very effective for me, and were developed over many years through trial and error as well as in the trenches with millions in live money.
From the defensive side, you’re going to learn how to avoid the duds and dangers that are out there in the penny stock world. As well, you need to avoid the scams that you may encounter.
Then we’re going to get into some really fun stuff. I’ll explain the techniques that I use to turn penny stock theory into actual cash profits. From “Leeds Analysis” to “Trading Windows,” from “Scaling In” to “Volatility Plays,” I haven’t held anything back.
So, let’s get started!