5 best $5 stocks to buy

It's not easy, but shrewd investors can find some good stocks in the Wall Street bargain bin if they know where to look -- and don't mind a bit of risk.

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May 2, 2014 6:25AM
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For some reason, I find it difficult to buy into a story about $5 stock when 2 of the 5 stocks are above $5.  I understand that those two stocks start with a 5, but when you talk $5 stock, it is generally understood to mean under $5.
May 4, 2014 5:35PM
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There are ALWAYS reasons why a stock sells for less than $5.  None of them is ever good.  Not to say there are not turnaround stories possible, but you should always be questioning such stocks.


At one time you pretty much had to avoid buying odd lots of stocks (less than 100 shares).  Today you can easily and cheaply buy 10 shares.  So gone is the reason some used to shop low priced shares.


And low priced stocks trade on fundamentals like all stocks, so a higher priced stock is as likely to rise at the same percentage as a low priced stock.  And perhaps given my first point, higher prioced stocks are actually likely to do better.

May 5, 2014 7:38PM
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AMD is the best choice for the rest of 2014.
May 4, 2014 5:50PM
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I suppose that Navistar stock today was a steel I mean steal at that price.
May 2, 2014 6:30AM
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It's actually... Gold, guns and oil, Koo... and at the fanatical level. They also practice drone piloting by masking model airplane flying as a "hobby" also, at a fanatical level. They feel their mortality and it shouldn't be surprising that they want to exit our world in the history books. Too bad it won't be for a particular achievement, just a fanatical cult presence. 
As for Tesla... more likely we will adjust to two forms of sustainability-- small towns doing things the bigger cities need and will buy... the in-come sustainability approach. The second is more an urban culture that thrives on society and retail purchasing or out-go survival. The suburbs will wither and die because they have nothing to offer society or makers and will largely be compromised by rental saturation. 
Markets and manias are all toxic. The key to all investing is potential. Over the next decade, service and craft will blow away paper and administration. Better to fix the toilet than to write the order up and balance the books for the plumber. That said, making tools and replacement parts that restore, revive, repair or redo that last beyond the warranty is a goldmine; making an "app" won't be. 
Right next to this post is a poll question... "The pizza chain Papa Murphy is preparing for an IPO." Those words are synonymous now with-- con business platform that wants unit productivity and is willing to put sawdust in the pepperoni to maximize profit. Who knows which one causes our demise, but one certainly will. What will YOU fall back on? Got skill set?
May 2, 2014 2:34AM
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One word for Tea Party believers in oil: TESLA. Electric cars are the future, oil and nat gas will be exported when we are weaned off of it. Teens dress like hobos nowadays. Clothing retailers are dying. Office Depot is an overpriced copy shop. I buy everything else off the internet from HP website or Amazon. All bad choices.

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