Penny Stocks - Entering the Ring

When investors hear the term penny stock, they cringe. Many of us have heard stories about people who put big money on penny stocks only to lose it all when that company goes bankrupt or fraud occurs. So to start, what is a penny stock?

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Great article - so you’re saying put all my retirement in Penny stocks!?! Haha

On a serious note, I had a bad run-in with trying to invest in a penny stock I was certain on, it crashed and then quickly went into bankruptcy and I lost everything. Never again!