Kurtis Hemmerling Kurtis Hemmerling is a personal finance enthusiast that has been putting his passion into writing since 1998. His goal is to demystify the investment world to benefit the readership of Money Crashers.
Companies represented by blue chip stocks are typically of high quality with a long history of stable earnings. The publicly traded shares often represent well-known name brands run by high quality management teams that often pay dividends to their shareholders.
Some long-term investors view these companies as being of lower risk when compared to newer fad stocks that have yet to prove themselves fiscally.
The bottom line is that blue chips stocks are typically a good investment. But how do you choose the best ones to invest in? Here are 3 steps you can use as a guide.
Few investment phrases can create as much excitement as these two words: penny stocks.
But what’s the fuss over cheap share prices? Do hot penny stock picks actually live up to their money-making hype?
What’s a Penny Stock?
The problem with penny stocks is that their definition is ambiguous. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) defines them as low-priced speculative securities of very small companies. In this article, we’ll further restrict penny stocks to shares trading under one dollar.
So why do traders go wild over penny stocks? What is the appeal of these low priced shares?
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