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Monday, November 13, 2006

Mark Up Pricing

There are several things to think about when it comes to penny stock investing. In the sale of penny stocks, there is an additional cost to take note of. That is the mark up price. Some broker or dealers will mark up the price of the security to a certain degree. They do this because they have had to maintain an inventory of the product. This usually happens when they need to maintain inventory sufficient to the supply demand that is out there fore orderly and liquid markets.

In other words, to you, this is likely to be an additional cost of the penny stock. This is again the built in cost factor. This cost should be taken into consideration when it comes to your investing strategy as well as what your long term goals are.

Two Prices?

Are you confused by the two prices that are listed? Penny stocks are commonly bid on using two price figures. There are generally two bid prices listed and two ask prices listed. This is called the inside, as well as the outside, bid and ask.

This is the range in which the stock can be bought or sold. In most cases, you will want to consider the outside bid and ask prices as well as the lower bid and the higher ask prices. These are the numbers you are looking for as they are generally the costs that you will find a public customer or beginner investor is likely to need.