I know how to trade penny stock pump and dumps. There is a certain way to screen out the picks that will most definitely be losers. If you can screen out the losers, then you are left with the winners. I can give you some general guidelines to help you become a successful penny trader by leveraging the power of the pump.
If you take a stock that has been lying dormant for several months, with almost no trading volume, and introduce this stock to thousands of investors or traders who like to take on high risk/high reward type stocks, you have the potential for a massive percentage gain in that particular equity/stock.
What would bring about this type of situation for a stagnant stock? A paid promotion, of course. These are also referred to as pumps by those well versed in the realm of penny stock trading. Penny pumps are a consistent occurrence in todays market. During the bear market of 2008 these types of stock promotions almost came to a standstill, but things are back to normal now. Basically, a publicly traded company with cheap shares will hire a stock promoter(s) to send out emails and snail mail to people who have expressed interest in penny stocks. Its a pretty shady ordeal, and most people who buy the promoted (or pumped) stock will come out with much less money than they originally invested in the stock.
Anyways, here are a couple things to consider to screen out the bad penny picks from the good ones:
The number of shares outstanding. You can learn to evaluate how likely it is that a stock will move if you understand the share structure. There is a few other factors about share structure to consider that will enable you to rate the penny share/stock and its chances of moving up.
Who it is that is pumping/promoting the stock. From my observations, penny stocks that are promoted by certain promoters have a higher chance of ascending in price than stocks pumped by average promoters. I can not list them all in this article but I do advise members of my site on this factor.
If you want to try to trade a few penny promotions on your own you are very brave. However if you arm yourself with some special techniques and facts you not only be a brave penny stock trader, but you will be a profitable one as well. I offer 3 free penny stock recommendations to members of my site, and I also will give you some useful nuggets of information to help you become an ultra successful investor/trader.
Written By Matt Morris, Editor of Microcapmillionaires.com the best penny stock newsletter in existence. I am one of the few penny-newsletter-guys that do not accept compensation to pump penny stocks. Sign up for 3 free Penny Stock Picks here.