Knowhow-Now Article

Fraudulent Activities In Penny Stocks

An Introduction to fraudulent activities in penny stocks: We all suffer from some kind of fraud or misappropriation of our money from cheaters many times in our life. There are few people engaged in fraud and uses various fraudulent measures to sell penny stocks to people. The Securities and Exchange Commission of United States of America seems to be inappropriate in controlling all these frauds as many fraudulent activities takes place daily.

These stocks are highly risky due to various reasons and fraud is one of the reasons. Sometimes a few market makers control the stock and thus adopt the fraudulent activities such s spam and phone calls.

Tip: You may also want to look into buying software that helps analyze and calculate your investments. This package can assist you in keeping track of stocks and obtaining more knowledge of how prices are appearing.

Role of Brokers or Market Makers: In recent past the fraudulent activities of some of the brokers or market makers has been noticed by people and reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission of United States.

If a company offers a few market makers (one or two) to sell or buy the penny stocks of the company. These market makers therefore hype about the company and mislead the investor for buying. As all the stocks of the company will be in the hands of a bunch of people, these people control the stock prices.

Tip: You need to avoid getting greedy when making sound decisions about trading stocks. This is a common way many people lose large sums of money.

Many times the company pay for some dealers or brokers for selling the stocks and for getting more money, the broker or dealer adopts fraudulent methods for selling the stocks. The dealer or broker will generally contact you over phone and hype about the stocks. Sometimes the dealer or broker can use email to convince the people. The poor people and people who do not have resources to verify the particulars of such emails or such phone calls easily get victims.

Sometimes the dealer or broker may offer free stocks and after manipulating the prices can ask for more investment in a specific penny stocks. This may be one of the techniques to lure the people but you should avoid taking free penny stocks. Sometimes free pamphlets or free newsletters can be offered to the people and these free newsletters should also be avoided these newsletter may contain some misleading information. Some brokers may ask you to make investment quickly and you should avoid quick decisions, as in most of the cases this technique is part of frauds.

Tip: You may wish to educate yourself about accounting and money. You don't need a formal education, but taking some classes to learn basic principals couldn't hurt.

You should go through the prospectus of the company and see all the particulars including risk factors very carefully. Penny stocks listed at pink sheets are highly risky and you should ensure about these stocks before investing in them. You should enquire about your broker from the state office of the Securities and Exchange Commission before dealing with the broker.

Summary: By taking some of the common and simple steps, you can be safe while investing in penny stocks. Do enquire about your broker from other investors as well as from the state office of the Securities and Exchange Commission before investing in his or her recommended penny stocks.

Comments
Order by: 
Per page:
 
  • There are no comments yet
   Comment Record a video comment
 
 
 
     
Related Articles
Investing in penny stocks can be a rewarding, albeit risky, venture. “Penny stocks” is a term used to describe stocks trading for under a dollar per share. Penny stocks are traded in “over-the-counter” (OTC) exchanges. (...)
17.08.2013 · From TheAuthor
The term “high-risk investment” sounds scary, doesn’t it? This phrase alone is enough to put many investors off. After all, no one wants to take a risk. The trouble with buying any kind of stock (high-risk of not) is that it’s always a gamble. (...)
09.08.2013 · From TheAuthor
They don’t trade on the main stock exchanges. They have not been approved by the SEC, but nor have they been disapproved by the SEC. They are labeled as a high-risk investments. Very little is even known about them, and they’re often used in Internet e-mail spam...
08.08.2013 · From TheAuthor
Introduction to Penny stocks: Penny stocks are low priced speculative stocks and these stocks are traded in over the counter (OTC) market. As per SEC (The Securities and Exchange Commission of United States) the maximum price of the penny stocks is fixed at $5. (...)
04.08.2013 · From TheAuthor
Most Internet e-mail users have been subject to penny stock scams. There are more than fifty billion spam messages sent each day, and many of these mention investing in penny stocks. Spam isn’t a very reliable investment source, right? Does that mean that all penny...
02.08.2013 · From TheAuthor
Ads
Article Info
501 Views
0 Subscribers
All Articles by TheAuthor
Sharing Is Good!
Rate
0 votes