Why do experts advise you to stay away from penny stocks?

Most penny stocks are over the counter, which means that these stocks are far less regulated by officials and are prone to market manipulation by people with more money than you will ever have.  With less regulations and cheap prices, penny stocks can be falsely advertised to generate a pump and…

Taxes on stocks basics

Before you sell your stocks, make sure you know what you’ll pay.  One of the best thing about tax breaks in investing is that no matter how much your stocks worth, you don’t have to pay taxes until you actually sell your shares. However, once you do, you’ll owe capital gains…

Stock market basics

Ever seen a penny stock jump up 1000%?  I have, and it’s not a pleasant thing to look at if you don’t hold any shares in it.  However, before you start buying stocks, there are basic terminologies you should understand.  Also, to truly understand how well a stock is doing,…

Birthday attacks basics

Birthday attack is an attack on hashing algorithms, if you don’t remember what hashing is, you can click here to review. Birthday attack is basically a brute forcing of one way hash based off the birthday paradox.  The birthday paradox states that in order for there to be 50% chance that someone…

PTCT stock and why it’s up today

Surprisingly, I held on to this stock until the market closed today.  It was pretty much of a gamble at this point because this stock is honestly worth junk right now.  The analyst valuate this stock as 15 and under, but it ended up finishing at 20.  It fluctuated around…