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Leverage: the Penny Stock Investor’s Best Friend

How Leverage in Small Stocks Enhances Their Value Some investors say that penny stocks are risky, unproven shell companies headed for disaster. In truth, they are right some of the time, but not always. Financially strong microcap companies with proven concepts and business models provide tremendous leverage–a penny stock investor’s best friend. In order to illustrate the…

OTC Markets Improving Visibility

Investors to benefit from new OTC Markets partnership One of the OTC Markets’ goals is better visibility in order to give investors confidence. Recently, they partnered with EDGAR Online to enhance investors and companies’ access to financial statements and company data. Under the partnership, the two will transform company financial statements into an XBRL database. XBRL stands for…

Simplifying balance sheet analysis

A company’s balance sheet is a statement of the company’s financial position. What are its assets? What are its liabilities? How do they compare? These are all very important questions when considering a company for investment. However, even if you can find these numbers, what do they all mean? Luckily, the Bowser Rating system simplifies…

Understanding the OTC Market tiers

In today’s economy, mentioning the OTC Markets generally creates a feeling of uneasiness. Investors are suspicious of this marketplace because they are afraid of shell companies, a lack of transparency, low liquidity, and much more. However, when Cromwell Coulson acquired the National Quotation Bureau in 1997, he had a vision of transforming the marketplace into…

Small IPOs staging a comeback?

I recently stumbled upon an article that caught my interest: “Mom/Pops finally get crack at new IPOs” (to read this article click here). The article discusses IPO Village, a crowdfunding business that specializes in bringing the IPO (Initial Public Offering) to “mom/pop investors”–in other words, individual investors. IPO Village maintains that by making the offerings…

Limit your losses with the Bowser Game Plan

Microcap stocks are risky. That goes without saying. These smaller stocks have limited assets and limited liquidity. They are not, however, completely limited. Over the years, we have sifted through thousands of microcap companies to provide individual investors with the most lucrative picks. In any portfolio, risk assessment is crucial. Here at The Bowser Report,…