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Penny Stock Investing: Top Ten F.A.Q

Penny Stock Investing: Top Ten F.A.Q

Penny Stock Investing: Top Ten F.A.Q. As the editor of a Penny Stock newsletter, the ‘PINK SHEET PICKS’, I am asked all the time about how to begin Penny Stock investing. There’s a common misconception that starting a Penny Stock portfolio is difficult or involves loads of risk. Neither of these is really true. A Penny Stock brokerage account can be created in minutes online. While people can and do lose money occasionally, Penny Stock investing is inherently no more risky than any other stock investment. The following is an overview of the top ten F.A.Q.’s about Penny Stock investing from the subscribers to the ‘PINK SHEET PICKS’ newsletter. Each of these subjects has also been created as a video tutorial which can be accessed at free of charge. 1. What are Penny Stocks? By definition, Penny Stock are stocks that trade on the ‘over the counter’ markets, also known as the ‘PINKSHEETS.’ (hence the name of the ‘PINK SHEET PICKS’) The S.E.C. considers any stock that trades below a share to be a Penny Stock. Also, any company with a market capitalization of under million dollars is considered a Penny Stock. 2. How to buy Penny Stocks? Penny Stocks are purchased through a stock broker from the over the counter markets. Some of the most popular Penny Stock brokers include: Zecco, E-trade, Tradeking, etc. Setting up an account is a simple process that only takes a short amount of time. 3. How to find High Gains Penny Stocks? This is where professional advice comes in handy. Penny Stock selectors do this every day of the week. Your job is to find those that possess the acumen and accuracy to make money consistently. 4. What are the pitfalls to Penny Stock Investing? Penny Stocks have occasionally been connected to stock manipulation and outright fraud. That is why it is extremely important to personally research every stock prior to investing. 5. Where to conduct Penny Stock Research? Penny Stock message boards, forums, websites, and professional advice, are all good places to start. Beware of everything you find in a public forum though. This type of information lends itself to manipulation tactics. 6. What about Penny Stock Forums? Most forums are run by online brokers and some of the more prominent stock picking sites. You want to stick to the moderated forums that don’t allow spamming and touting to get more useful information. 7. Choosing a Penny Stock Broker? The most important aspects of choosing a broker are its fees and service. You first want to ensure that your trades are placed correctly and timely. Then, keep a close watch on the fees there are charging you to place orders. 8. What are all these fees? This is the most important aspect of Penny Stock investing other than picking the right stock itself! For example, if you made profit on a trade, but have to pay both (buy/sell) in commissions, now you really have only made ! See how quickly the fees can eat up potential profits? 9. What are Penny Stock Options? Playing the options market in Penny Stocks is truly a professional level enterprise. This type of investing leverages the risks of stock movements against your gut feelings about the market’s direction. Professional advice here is a must unless you have a financial industry background. 10. Who can help do this? That one’s easy! and the ‘PINK SHEET PICKS’ newsletter is your source for information and advice on profitable Penny Stock investing. The ‘PINK SHEET PICKS’ newsletter is the fastest growing Penny Stock picker online. We’ll help you reach your investment goals today! You can access all 10 of these F.A.Q.’s as detailed video tutorials on our home page also. Visit: for more information on Penny Stock investing and sign up for our FREE STOCK SELECTIONS too! We look forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks, TJ Pennychase Editor, Pink Sheet Picks Get 0 TradeKing Bonus when you open a new trading account with TradeKing. Great deal for new and current investors. Expires within 48 hours. Act Now!
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10 Awesome Google Search Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Finances, Investing and Productivity Knowledge

10 Awesome Google Search Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Finances, Investing and Productivity Knowledge

Google plays a big part in my life and my blogging  business. Apart from it’s Adsense  publisher program which provides the bulk of this blog’s  income, Google’s search engine provides the basis and background for a number of the topics that I write about. I am not alone with 70% of the world using Google Search for most of their search and online questions. However there are a lot of cool features around Google search that can specifically help you improve your knowledge and understanding of the finance and investing world. Rather than just type in the search words, use some of the following “super” search tips to make you more productive and perhaps even grow your bottom line. Best of all – these are all FREE.

1.  Use Google as a personal finance and investment dictionary. Not sure what a structured settlement is or what term life insurance is. Then use the “define:” operator to return definitions from various dictionaries (for example define: capital gains tax). So rather than return a whole bunch of sponsored search results, you actually see a straight definition.

2. Key economic Indicators – Want to know the unemployment rate in California, GDP of American vs China or population of Brazil (if investing in one of the Brazilian ETF’s) then just use google to get this data instantly. Type unemployment rate CA (13%) or GDP America (.6 Trillion) or GDP China (.33 Trillion). A cool site I found when researching this article was US Debt Clock, which shows all of the key US economic indicators (in real time) for America. Some big numbers.

3. Use the “site:” operator to limit searches to a particular site. I use this one all the time, and it’s particularly handy because many site’s built-in search tools don’t return the results you’re looking for or have a decent site feature. For example, even though I have a search feature at the bottom of this page, you could search content on my site specifically by using a search phrase like: Another Extension to Home Buyer Credit

4. Google Finance . The reason that discount brokers like Zecco and TradeKing can offer ultra low stock trading rates less than five bucks is that they do not need to spend a ton of money on research offerings for their customers. That’s because savvy, cost efficient investors can find pretty much most of the public information and recent news articles on particular stock or investment at sites like Google Finance. Want to know the latest news and market data on Apple (AAPL). Go to Google Finance and search for Apple or the ticker AAPL. On the results page, you can click the link to see more data from Google Finance such as free options quotes viaMorningstar. You can use the Compare tab in Google Finance to track the performance of several different stocks or indexes at one time, or to give you a better idea of how different stocks are doing. Also, see all the blog posts on your favorite stocks in one place.

5. Use the google search box as a calculator. Google has a built-in calculator — try entering a calculation like 110 * (654/8 + 3). Yes, your computer also has a calculator, but if you spend most of your day inside a browser, typing your calculation into the browser’s search box is quicker than firing up your calculator application.

6. Get quick currency conversions for your currency trading or that overseas trip. Google can also do currency conversion, for example: 100 pounds in dollars.  If you would like to convert minor currencies, be sure to be specific about the country. So, if you want to find out how many nuevos soles your dollars might buy, you could try: 100 dollars in Peruvian nuevos soles.  You can also do unit conversions for pretty much any measure as well via google search. For example to figure out how many pounds 3 kilograms is equivalent to, type in the phrase 3 kg in pounds

7. Find the Best Prices at Looking for a deal on that item you want. For example, I recently purchased a ASUS 1005PB Netbook (see my netbooks review) and to find the best price I did a froogle search. Aamzon had the best prices and after checking at various other shopping portals, turned out froogle was spot on. Google Shopping is another specialized
google search product worth checking out for some real-time bargains.

8. Flight Tracker.  To see flight status for arriving and departing flights, type in the name of the airline and the flight number into the search box.  Eg Type UA 893 and you will see recent flight times. This is a much more efficient way than going to the airlines websites and trying to find the flight status page. Also if you are on your mobile, google search is much, much faster than a flash enabled airline website. As a frequent flier this search has definitely saved me time (and money) over the last few years.

9. Build a blog and some passive income with Google Adsense. If you are interesting in blogging or putting up an informational website then Adsense is probably the easiest way to make some extra money on the side. You make money via people clicking on the Google hosted ads on your site. I found that visitors that come through Google search are the best for revenue opportunities because they are looking for something specific. It takes time and traffic though to build up a decent income but it is very much possible. In 2 years I went from about p/day to a personal daily best of 0 through the Adsense publisher program.

10. Find and Search for images. Looking for that particular image in a presentation or for invitations. As the old saying goes an image can tell a thousand words and Google Images allows you to search millions of images. Just make sure you pay attention to the copyright and attribution rules for the owner of the picture.

Bonus 11. Collaboration via Google Docs. This is one I have been using more and more. After reading the 4-hour work week, I decided to take some of the productivity advice and get a virtual assistant to help with managing some of this blogs administrative and SEO activities. However working across different countries was challenging and sending documents could
cause version control issues. This is where google docs came and I was able to create shared a documents and spreadsheets which I am able to share with multiple people all over the world. It is safe, feature rich and free. Another use is if you are doing a shared budget. With Google Docs you and your family can track and update income/expenses in one shared place.
Searching across the documents is also much easier!

I am a personal finance junkie and my blog is the main channel through which I share my thoughts/views and hopefully add some value to my readers. I have completed nearly one year of writing on my blog and during that time I have learnt so much, interacted with hundreds of other bloggers and even made a few bucks along the way. It has truly exceeded all my expectations ~ Andy

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Investing Q&A

Investing Q&A

Good fund to invest within for long possession no hassle?
What is a good fund to invest within that has a angelic asset allocation which will be held for 10+ years? I am in my impulsive 20’s and don’t mind an aggressive portfolio. I want…

Good investments to invest surrounded by and why?
i have a institution project in resembling 2 mins and i need honourable investment at least three and explain why they are virtuous investments to invest inj.pliz help?

Good stocks?
what are some good stocks to invest within right now. this is for a university project and i have to invest contained by a stock and im not sure what one to chose. it has to be on NASDAQ or NYSE gratitude soo much

Google Stock Return?
What’s the percent increase of Google stocks between when they started and now?

Gosh, what to do? our reduction sucks!?
should I just find the white house approval to print trillions of money and make everyone a millionaire?? consequently everyone will have tons of money to spend, forget the stimulus check what a silly theory!

Got my PM spin-off from Altria (MO) – is my broker going to automatically digit out my tentative costs basis?
on this, or do I need to gross manual adjustment myself (and if so, what are the #s to use)? Thanks. Long: …

Gujarat Flurochemicals : What is the end date for buy final process ?
I bought Guj. Fluorochemicals 25 shares for each share Rs. 285/-. They want to buy it vertebrae. I want to sell it for Rs. 300/-. Will they buy adjectives my shares ?…

Has any one done turtle trading and would you recomend it??
Have you made any money or would you trade options or commodities instead!

Has any one invested surrounded by a stock call Purple Beverage?
Does this look like a risk-free stock or what might someone suggest or how would you play it as a options stock??

Has anyone every used Zack’s Investment Research? If you own, have it be successful for you?
I am starting to invest and am looking for the best source to find stocks to invest in. Any suggestions?

Has anyone hear of Knight Fox Holdings?
I had hear from a representative there is a process to use the equity of a home and invest a minimum of ,000USD with Knight Fox Holdings. She say you get a return of 25% quarterly. Ever hear of…

Has anyone hear of or hold made investments surrounded by “forex-money maker”?
Hi, Has anyone heard of or know of any forum reviews or own made investments with the following HYIPs “forex-moneymaker, loon fund, your profit here, golden forex investment, wherewithal investment central, marketplace forex…

Has anyone invested within just now?
I joined near program but have not see anything posted about them since February and would resembling to find out if they are reputable? Thank you!

Has anyone tried the Jeff Paul shortcut to Internet Millions ?
How does it work ?

Has anyone used TRADEKING? Any problems, would you recommend it?
Has anyone used TRADEKING? Any problems, would you recommend it?

Has gold ingots topped out?
Looks like ending month when gold hit 00/oz or so deeply of people established to cash out, knock the price down about 0. Is 00 the illusion number? People don’t want it to go any sophisticated? How about silver? Seems resembling…

Have anyone used Zecco to buy stock? Is it really free? Is it secure?
Have anyone used Zecco to buy stock? Is it really free? Is it safe?

Have the market stopped dropping and are we nearing the final bottom?
Subprime mortgage crisis, credit crunch, and ressecion. Is it too late to find out of the market or should I go my stocks now?

Have you ever won anything near Premium bonds?
I’m thinking about investing some money contained by premium bonds, lb3,000 to be precise and am just wondering whether anyone beside a similar amount has ever won anything? Or beside any amount! Cheers :)

Heating option / should i invest within a pellet boiler?
I sat down and crunched the numbers. Assuming absolutly no inflation on grease price and pellet prices (there typically is far less increase contained by pellet price per year then grease per year) the saveings is…

Hedge funds and investment bank?
What are the main business areas of Investment Banks and their need in the financial system beside particular mention to hedge funds?

Hedge funds?
Can anyone tell me how abundant globally how masses hedge funds are within? where can i catch information about adjectives of them? some web links please.

Hello, I hold nine dollar coins, how much would they be worth?
They are real silver dollar coins from 1922-1923.

HELP i dont deduce this nearly stocks!?
ok so if i bought 5000 shares at 1.00 a share that cost me 5000 dollars and if the share increases to 2.00 i now enjoy 10000 dollars with 5000 shares. and if i sold it at 2.00 i…

Help me comprehend: I wasn’t competent to get hold of a vastly righteous answer to this scenario posed to 3 GREAT traders:?
THIS IS NOT HOMEWORK OR AN ASSIGNMENT. This scenario & Q need to be address & answered in a customary manner. …

Help me take started surrounded by the stock souk?
here are my questions. 1. What is a fitting online site that allows me to buy and sell stocks slickly with a credit card? 2. what would be a honest amount of money to start with. im…

Help me to buy Gold? confused around gold ingots prices? is it possible to muffle contained by adjectives?
I want to buy gold for my wedding. But now gold ingots price is so high? I am confused whether to buy or continue for some time? If…

Help near decide which stock to invest contained by?
I am 13 and I want to buy some stock. I’ll be getting some money soon and I want to invest 0 of it. What should I invest in? Also since I live within Canada would I…

Help near investment word problem?
I don’t even think this is a valid problem. The merit of a particular investment follows a cut-out of exponential growth model A = 1700e^0.064t. How much did you initially invest in ths depiction?

Help necessitate to put on the market my silver jewelry what’s the PRICE per ounce today ??
what’s the price of 1 ounce of silver today? I want to sell my misshapen and old silver stuff and I don’t want to return with tricked!

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Investing For Average Joes

Investing For Average Joes

Have you ever wanted to invest in the stock market but were afraid to because you thought you’d lose money? Or maybe you felt intimidated because you had no clue about how to get started, where to go, etc.? You can get a broker but they tend to be expensive and do not always manage funds the way you would like them to do.

The first thing you can do is check out and open an account. They don’t have any minimum balances, nor do they have any in-activation fees like some of the other online trading sites. They have lots of free information about how to trade and what kind of trading you should do considering your situation.

Let’s face it, everyone is different and everyone has a different situation as far as how much extra money they have. The experts say to give 10%, save 10%, and live on 80%. Unless you’ve been doing that already, it can take some serious changes in the way you deal with your money.

But if you are in a situation where you can save 10%, then some of that 10% should be invested in the stock market because it is a sound place to grow money. It has ups and downs, and if you sit back and let nature take it’s course and don’t intervene, you could lose money, like many people did by not paying attention.

Perhaps, though, you are not a sitter and you would like to jump on the band wagon and really watch your assets grow. In that case, you should subscribe to The Oxford Club Communique at , the place where investing is an art form. They are not brokers so they can’t give advice or tell you how to trade but they can do research and make suggestions.

For a modest subscription fee, you will recieve daily emails with timely market news and information, tips and strategies on how to trade and when to sell. They have a strategy for selling that keeps you from losing too much when the market turns bear and some excellent suggestions for when the bulls are running. You’ll get a monthly newsletter chock full of information on the market and what the top traders are doing. They’ll even pick a few top trader brains to get idewas on what the future holds. It’s truely a phenomenal package.

Since I subscribed to The Oxford Club in February, my stock portfolio is up 36%! That’s only four months, and during an unstable market. If nothing changes, that would be 108% for the year. The old school ways say if you get 15% per year you are doing well; 20% and your money doubles in four years. My money appears to be on the track to double this year. That’s quite a bit better than the old school.

These are my personal results and yours will likely vary but if I had bought every suggestion the Oxford Club gave, and in a timely manner, according to their records, I would be up 76%. I’m not very experienced yet but I know a good thing when I see it and I cannot thank them enough for helping me to be a better investor.

The key to doing anything is to DO IT. The longer you wait on the sidelines, the less time you have left to accomplish your goals. So are you a sitter or a jumper? If you really want to retire some day with something leftover from all your hard toil and trouble, be a jumper. Start investing in your future so that when you get there, your future will be happily waiting.

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—This article is a reprint from my blog @

I am Michael Edwin Rush, 44, truck driver, journalist, business owner, and investor. I write news releases and articles about my business and things that interest me. I live on a lake in Southern Tennessee.

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Should I Start Investing Now in the Stock Market?

Should I Start Investing Now in the Stock Market?

The thing there is no right or wrong time to invest in market. Your investment decision should depend on the price of stock and strength of the stock. There is no exact definition for right stock. . Investing in companies whose stock prices are currently undervalued but the company has good growth potential in future would be called as investing in undervalued stocks and generally advisable.

Following are couple of ratios to find undervalued stocks but to take decisions for investment further analysis is important and these ratios don’t provide all information.
Low Price to Earnings (PE) ratio –

PE ratio is one of the most important ratio on which most of the traders and investors keep watch. The PE ratio tells you whether the stock’s price is high or low relative to its earnings. The high P/E suggests that investors are expecting higher earnings growth in the future compared to companies with a lower P/E. but, the P/E ratio doesn’t tell us the whole story of the company. It’s more useful to compare the P/E ratios of one company to other companies in the same sector/industry and not in different sectors. PE ratio of less then 10 is generally considered as undervalued provided it has future growth potential. And in some scenarios PE of 10 to 15 can also be considered provided the company has high growth performance in past and expecting same in future. Generally stocks bought below 10 and kept invested for long term given more great returns.

Low Price to Book Value (PB)-

Basically PB ratio is mostly utilized by value investors to find real wealth when the stocks are at their lower prices. So investing in stocks having low PB ratio is to identify potential candidates for future growth. A lower P/B ratio could mean that the stock is undervalued. Book value – It is the total value of the company’s assets that share holders would receive if a company closed down. Like the PE, the lower the PB, the better the value of the stock for future growth. Some of the investors become quite wealthy by holding stocks for the long term of such companies whose growth is based on their businesses instead of market. If the stock’s price to book value is below 1 then it is considered as undervalued.

Earning Per share

EPS shows how the company is profitable and growing. EPS of a company should keep increasing year after year. So the conclusion is to have a look for the past 4 to 5 years EPS and check the consistent incremental growth in the ratio.

Above three are most widely used ratios but decision based on only above is not advisable.

Experts also suggest opening multiple accounts because different accounts offer different kinds of specials. For example TradeMonster rates for Options Trading is exceptional, on the other hand TradeKing offers one of the cheapest rates for Stocks trading. Incidentally both of them have specials going on currently for new accounts. For more details on how to select a brokerage firm for your needs, check out – “Finding Best Online Discount Stock Brokers”. You will find the special offers going on from major online stock brokerage firms. aims at helping Traders (Stocks, Equities, Options, IRA, Mutual Funds) to make smart investing decision in stock market. We partner with different online stock brokers and bring out their value proposition to consumers for a fair comparison.

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Finding High Return Investments Before Others Do, Angel Investing

Finding High Return Investments Before Others Do, Angel Investing

Everyone knows that investing in ventures that make one’s money grow is an excellent means of securing one’s future. What escapes many investors is the understanding that powerful opportunities exist online which have the ability to greatly increase returns. Many of which have the ability to greatly outperform investments touted by the big firms.
Knowing they exist but not knowing quite how to find them is the reason for much frustration for investors seeking such opportunities.
However today, it is easier than ever. When you know where to look.

In this Internet age, search engines have been tools utilized to locate all types of information. So I thought, why not use search engines to look for viable investment opportunities as well. I was really surprised at what I found in my exploration of this concept. Sure, I know readers of this article are thinking. The Internet has been used for investment information from the beginning. I know that.

On this journey, however, I avoided searching for the investing related terms millions of other investors search for. I essentially tried to get off of the beaten path. I avoided terms such as; AMERITRADE, Ameritrade, TDAMERITRADE, TD Waterhouse, Online Trading, Online Stock Trading, Online Investing, Online Trading Services, Stock Trading, Buy Stock, Trade Stock, Stocks, Stock Market Trading, Online Trades, Investing, Investment, Investments, Online Investment, Stock Investing, Mutual Funds, IRA, Roth IRA, Online Trading Tools, Option Trading, Broker Services, Online Broker, Online Stock Broker, Online Brokerage, Stock Market, Active Investing, Active Trading, and Online Stock Research.

I attempted to look for those investment opportunities that I knew had to be slipping under investor radar. I searched words like “Invention needs manufacturer”, “invention needs investors”, “Invention needs funds” and “Invention seeks funding”. Initially, I thought it strange that the results I was finding existed on sites like, and a less known website called Thinking that this was too easy, I investigated it further to determine whether this was just some quacks with an “underwater basket weaving gadget” or whether they were legitimate investment opportunities that had merit.

I was actually pleasantly surprised to find that the opportunities were legitimate ventures that if funded and managed well could easily become the next big thing. Two opportunities that really stick out in my opinion are two investment opportunities that I found clearly listed on The inventor makes a compelling case.

Investment Opportunity 1


Investment Opportunity 1 (investment info)


Investment Opportunity 2


There is a diverse assortment of investment opportunities but I chose to highlight these two because they clearly represent an extraordinary range of investment opportunities that exist online.


The name of the investing game is “high returns”. Excellent opportunities exist for those investors that would like to add powerful additions to their portfolios. Angel investors looking for the next big thing need only change the keywords they use to search for it.

The author, Bob Winston, has 15 years business experience and has had the opportunity to use and review multiple online businesses and strategies. You can read more about avoiding the money trap of music downloads at

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Investing and Trading: Challenge Project for July 2008

My Daily Blog is at: Rules for the Challenge Account: 1) The initial investment is 0.00, to be split amongst the accounts. We did that back in October of 2007. 0 went to Sharebuilder for longer term investments, and 0 went to the Xpresstrade brokerage for futures options purchases. Xpresstrade was later bought out by “optionsXpress”, therefore this is now the optionsXpress account. This account is the ‘trading’ account, for stocks, ETF’s, and futures options. Therefore, rule #1 is always complete. 2) Each month, I can contribute 0.00, that can be split amongst the accounts however I choose. In other words, I can send .00 to Sharebuilder, .00 to optionsXpress; or 0.00 to optionsXpress, and nothing to Sharebuilder, etc. Last month, we deposited .00 to our ING Direct Savings account, .00 to the optionsXpress trading account, and .00 to our Sharebuilder Investing account. We didn’t trade last month, because we are looking to get the account equity bumped up without any risk of drawdown. Our account equity is therefore bumped up by more than 10% Now we have arrived in a new month; July, 2008. This month we’re going to do the same thing. .00 to our ING Direct Savings account, .00 to the optionsXpress trading account, and .00 to our Sharebuilder Investing account. I’ve already initiated the deposit to the optionsXpress trading account, and will be performing the other transfers on the 3rd of the month. If you note

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