Is Trading Penny Stocks Like Gambling?

Is Trading Penny Stocks Like Gambling?

I have been trading stocks as a hobby for a long time.

However, it was not until I started trading penny stocks that I made enough profit that I could easily quit my primary income job and trade stocks for a living.

I know what you must be thinking as to how I do it, right?

Read on and I will tell you.

Recently I have read several online articles on various sites that make the claim that trading penny stocks is like gambling.

As an active and very successful stock trader, these sorts of statements irritate me as they are not true for most traders who trade the otcbb and pinksheets.

In fact, far from it, I don’t really enjoy any type of gambling because I enjoy making money far more than losing it.

I don’t even like going into casinos, although playing poker can be fun as there is at least some strategy to that.

Now this is not to say that there will not be some traders out there that do indeed trade penny stocks with the same random pattern as pulling the lever on a slot machine or rolling the dice while drunk in Las Vegas.

However, these are usually newbies to the stock market and they burn out very fast.

Those investors that are serious about making money with penny stocks soon learn techniques that allow them to do so.

They soon learn they can make more money with stocks that trade for less than $5 per share as compared to traditional stocks and shares.

I personally look for ones that are on the verge of breaking out and once I make a nice profit I usually sell and lock in my profit.

I am not a daytrader but I also don’t believe in being so greedy I miss out on locking in my profit when I have the chance to do so.

I also want to be totally honest with you.

Penny stocks are notorious for being involved in scams where unscrupulous people manipulate the price by promoting certain penny stocks in a less than truthful or ethical way.

You have probably heard of pump and dump scams.

It is imperative that whatever method you employ to trade these stocks that you are able to avoid these types of scams.

There are many of us that make a very good profit on a consistent basis trading penny stocks.
We have learned methods to minimize risk and avoid scams.

We have also learned how to find the top 1% of these stocks and also when to trade these to maximize profit.

There are successful traders like Peter Leeds who analyze penny stocks using methods similar to the fundamental analysis used for stocks that trade at much higher prices and have much larger market caps.

For me personally though, I have found that this type of analysis does not work well for the majority of penny stocks.

However, it does work for some of them and for times when it does work, this method would certainly not be considered gambling by anyone who understands the stock market.

I will say though that the Leeds method and similar approaches to finding good penny stocks is not my first method of choice for 2 reasons.

First, it simply does not work on many categories of penny stocks that I think show a great deal of promise.

This includes ones that I have traded and made a very nice profit from!

Second, it takes an enormous amount of time using these types methods just to analyze a few stocks.

That is once you go through the very steep learning curve which can take months, in fact years to truly master.

What I generally do is purchase premium stock picks from professionals who specialize in penny stocks and really know how to research them using a variety of methods.

This would of course include the fundamental analysis techniques whenever possible.

But the best services also know how to play detective and ferret out the important facts that are needed to evaluate these lessor known companies before everyone else learns about it.

I learned early on to test my sources of picks before I ever traded them.

Then, once I have found a trusted source that sends me consistently good picks,

I trade only the best of them.

I also only trade the picks that make the best sense to me.

Sometimes I do a bit of research but I have tested my sources of picks so well that I know which ones send winners on a consistent basis so my extra research is just me being extra cautious.

To me, this is a very logical and very profitable way of trading penny stocks. It is not gambling in the least!

Penny Stock Egghead Risks And RewardsCreated by Kevin Brown – author of The Definitive Guide To Swing Trading Stocks, Swing Trader Guide is his online trading course that teaches people how to make money from stocks even if they have no experience and knowledge.

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