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TJG210
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New Orleans
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Information on low volume pink sheet stocks....

I'm trying to buy 500 shares of stock that is listed on the pinks, however when I check the stock on Scottrade it shows the daily volume at 0....I looked on yahoo and they had 59 by the 3 month avg. Is it possible things are this low? I have a hunch regarding this stock and have been wanting to get in for awhile with a little play money.

Have yall ever invested in something with such low volume? Is this common? Is there something wrong?


foshizzle
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Washington DC metro
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re: Information on low volume pink sheet stocks....
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Have yall ever invested in something with such low volume?


My house. That's about it.

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Is there something wrong?


Yes. You need more than a hunch. Otherwise you are just gambling. If the volume is this low then you will likely pay a hellacious bid/ask premium.


TJG210
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Aug 2006
22923 posts

re: Information on low volume pink sheet stocks....
In theory if the stock takes off.....I assume the volume traded will as well? If the company strikes it big, I assume the stock will become more liquid? I'm not investing(gambling) a big amount of money and it will be less than 1% of my portfolio.......just a gamble I think will pay off.

The bid/ask is pretty large......bid is .285 and ask is .34.......last sold is .30.


foshizzle
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re: Information on low volume pink sheet stocks....
With a stock this illiquid there's no telling what will happen.


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tokenBoiler
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I'm trying to buy 500 shares of stock that is listed on the pinks


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Chris Farley
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re: Information on low volume pink sheet stocks....
Between the bid/ask premium and commissions you are going to need the stock to go up at least 30% just to break even. You realize that right? Just go to the casino, you'll get better odds.


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Vols&Shaft83
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..just a gamble I think will pay off.


Could just buy lottery tickets instead, lol. It's your money, so do what you want, but it seems like a loser to me.


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