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The best penny stock mutual funds

Have you seen the news about penny stocks?

I have seen hundreds of emails, ads and even faxes explaining the virtues of penny stocks. In most cases a claim is made that a stock is about to explode in value giving the investor 2000 percent gains. I have had a lot of co workers talk about buying penny stocks. They seldom talk about selling them and when they do they have lost their money.

I am not an individual stock picker, let alone pick penny stocks! I am a big believer in selecting the best mutual funds managed by the best managers to invest my hard earned money. Given the fact that penny stocks can allegedly give great returns I set out to find the best penny stock mutual fund to invest my money. The results were astounding.

The best penny stock mutual funds are:

There are no best penny stock mutual funds in fact I could not find any mutual funds that claim to invest in penny stocks. If penny stocks were as profitable as advertised one would believe there would be hordes of mutual funds dedicated to investing in penny stocks with tremendous returns. The truth is there are no mutual funds that invest in penny stocks because such a fund would yield such poor returns that the fund would soon cease to exist.

I can tell you from personal experience that investing in penny stocks is one of the fastest ways to turn nearly a thousand dollars into a value meal or perhaps a cup of coffee. Penny stocks should not be part of your investment plan. Penny stocks simply stated are one of the biggest mistakes an investor can make.

Please avoid penny stocks. Develop your own asset allocation and invest in the best funds in those asset classes. Penny stocks are not a wise part of any asset allocation. Once the investor has their asset allocation select the best small cap, best mid cap, large cap, bond, global and even concentrated portfolio funds for their portfolio.

Regardless if you are investing in your IRA, 401K, 403B or taxable account invest your hard earned money wisely. How you invest can be as important as how much you invest.


David on February 03, 2015:

As an XVegaser I can tell you that many of the games payout more than 90% return but most of it is in the jackpot and so there are many more that lose than win and I guess that is the same with penny stocks.

C E Clark from North Texas on October 12, 2013:

I do hope you will write more on the subject of investment. It's really Greek to most of us and I think the reason so many people like the idea of penny stocks is because they believe they can afford them and that if they lose they won't lose much.

Glad I read this article and will heed your advice. I have always heard mutual funds are the best and that everything else should be looked at the same as investing in the slot machines at Vegas -- only invest what you can afford to lose and won't miss.

Voted up and will share with my followers!

Mr.A on March 14, 2013:

hI DADDY paul

I beg to differ. I think you can make gains with any type of stock whether it be penny or AAA rated. With penny stocks you can have windfall gains vs. more stable stocks. The rule is simple "High risk+ High return'. I have shares of JCP that are not penny stocks by any means but are as risky as penny (as of 3/14/13). Ideal situation is to have the right mix based on your risk appetite.

I for one hate a 10% return from the market which would get taxed brutally with only chum change left as profit for all my money's worth. If I wanted that I rather go for IRAs.

So if you are a make it or break it person then have at it :)

IndyMo on January 08, 2012:

Hell, I don't even touch the big-board any more! My last fiasco ended up in the listing going bankrupt,dropping off the NYC and I ended up with nothing. "Buy & hold", my a...! No, to take it a little further than Daddy Paul, if you're retired with less than a million dollars in assets, you have no business owning stock of any sort!

Daddy Paul (author) from Michigan on November 28, 2011:

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I am very glad you are successful.Perhaps you would like to start a mutual fund. I am sure you could get investors. I would love to see how someone can make money in penny stocks on a regular basis.

pennystocktrader on November 28, 2011:

sheer narrowmindedness never siezes to surprise me in the financial industry by the so called man on the street. pennystocks provide a chance to become financially free. i am a pennystock investor and i use the technicals to trade these money making machines called stocks and i can assure you that you a big buck trading these stocks. for example if you invested in the apple stock in 98 you could have walked away with a cool 9000%. take that mister daddy paul

Spence on July 05, 2011:

Penny Stocks are certainly not for the average investor. I agree with Mr. Moylan's comments above as there is some tremendous value in some companies valued between $1 and $5 per share. Of course, you MUST do your homework and undertand the inherent risk in violent price swings, professional and highly capitalized traders manipulating the selling / buying pressure, and lower trade volume.

james moylan on January 11, 2011:

I have a web site where I cover stocks under five dollars. I am an astute value investor I have been researching penny stocks for a long time. what most investors fail to releize about penny stocks is that most penny stocks that trade under one dollar are of poor quality the penny stocks of higher quality trade between 1 dollar and five dollars a share there are many stocks today that once traded under five dollars for example ford motor corp. was a one dollar stock two years ago petsmarts was trading around two dollars ten years ago and even apple computer traded under five dollars in 1998 these are only a few examples.

chan0512 from Camarillo, CA on January 02, 2011:

Thanks for sharing a great hub! as always, I enjoyed reading your hubs. Thanks again.

Money Glitch from Texas on June 09, 2010:

I know of only one individual that played around with penny stocks and made a couple of hundred dollars back. Of course, that was years ago, and we always thought that probably "lady luck was just on his side." Thanks for sharing your insight. :)

Alison Graham from UK on April 23, 2010:

Thanks for this, Daddy Paul - my Grandad used to say 'You never get owt for nowt' (you never get something for nothing) - so true and this is a really good article, thanks

Linda Todd from Charleston on April 17, 2010:

Thank you Daddy Paul for giving us this headsup information. I am happy to know this and will make sure I do not make the mistake of investing in penny stocks.

Rose Kolowinski on April 17, 2010:

Your title enticed me to read this hub, though I had a sneaking suspicion what was coming! : ) Very good advice to stay away from the penny stocks. For most people wasting money is not an option these days.

Daddy Paul (author) from Michigan on April 07, 2010:

Penny stocks are like gambling. I think your odds are better at the casino.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 07, 2010:

Penny stocks sound just like gambling to me. And with gambling...more people lose than win which is your point I would guess. Thanks!

Sandy Mertens from Wisconsin, USA on April 06, 2010:

Thanks for the information.

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