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Best Penny Stocks Under $3 to Buy Today

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Written by Timothy Sykes
Updated 4/30/2024 9 min read

The best penny stocks under $3 to buy today depend on today’s chart. The fact is, 99.9% of these cheap stocks will eventually be worth less than they are right now. That’s why I tell my students to build a watchlist every day.

The best traders watch more stocks than they trade. That’s essential for getting to know the charts of these stocks — these charts will give you valuable info about their future moves. If you study the patterns these stocks follow, you can find opportunities for the kind of small gains that can grow a small account fast.

Today I’ll show you how to build a watchlist for stocks under $3. Read on for the results!

What Are the Best Penny Stocks to Buy Under $3 in May 2024?

To find the best penny stocks to buy under $3 in May 2024 requires a top-level stock screener. I use the one in StocksToTrade — I helped design it, so it has all the tools and customizations I look for to create my penny stock watchlists.

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To find watch-worthy penny stocks under $3, I input the following criteria:

  • Last Price ≤ $3
  • Last Price ≥ $1
  • Volume ≥ 100,000

When I run this screen in May 2024 and sort by percent change, it gives me the following top results:

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Best Penny Stocks Under $3 to Buy in May 2024

The best penny stocks under $3 in May 2024 are:

This is a watchlist — not a “buy list.”

I’m sharing this so you can see my process. If you want to see more NO-COST watchlists, you can sign up for my weekly watchlist here.

Read on for the best penny stocks that I’m watching today!

Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc. [NASDAQ: CYCC]

Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company which develops targeted medicines for cancer and other proliferative diseases. It develops several families of anticancer drugs that act on the cell cycle, including nucleoside analogs, CDK (cyclin dependent kinase) inhibitors, and PLK (polo-like kinase) inhibitors. The pipeline development programs of the company include CYC065 CDK inhibitor, Sapacitabine and seliciclib, CYC682, CYC140 PLK inhibitor, and CYC202. It earns the majority of its revenue from the United Kingdom.

Global Mofy Metaverse Limited [NASDAQ: GMM]

Global Mofy Metaverse Ltd is a China-based technology solutions provider engaged in virtual content production, digital marketing and digital assets development for the metaverse industry. Utilizing its technology platform Mofy Lab, the Company creates three- dimensional (3D) high definition virtual version of physical world objects such as human, animal and scenes. The Company primarily operates its businesses through three segments: Virtual Technology Service segment, Digital Marketing segment and Digital Asset Development segment. Virtual Technology Service segment provides comprehensive technology solutions to assist customers in virtual content production. Digital Marketing segment provides advertisement production and promotion services to customers with integrated digital marketing services. Digital Asset Development segment engages in virtual content production business and opportunistic acquisition of certain digital assets.

Oatly Group AB [NASDAQ: OTLY]

Oatly Group AB is engaged in the food and drinks industry. Some of its products include Oat Drink, Chilled Oat Drink, Oatgurt, Creamy Oat, Icecreams, among others. It caters to Sweden, Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands, North America, Finland, and Other markets.

HWH International Inc. [NASDAQ: HWH]

HWH International Inc. operates a marketplace platform to provide products and services for health, wealth, and happiness. It operates HWH Marketplace, a marketing place; Hapi Café; Hapi Travel Destination platform to book travel, hotel, and vacation packages; and Hapi Wealth builder program. The company is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

Marin Software Incorporated [NASDAQ: MRIN]

Marin Software Inc provides a cloud-based digital advertising management solution for search, display, social and mobile advertising channels to improve financial performance, realize efficiencies and time savings and improve business decisions. The company’s enterprise marketing software platform is offered as an integrated software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution for advertisers and agencies. Its software solution is designed to help its customers measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns through its reporting and analytics capabilities; manage and execute campaigns through its user interface and underlying technology that streamlines and automates functions.

Which Is the Cheapest High-Potential Stock to Buy Right Now?

To find the cheapest high-potential stocks, you have to study their charts.

Take a look at the 1-year chart for Clean Vision Corp. [OTCPK: CLNV]:

See how many 100% spikes this stock had in the past year? Each one of these spikes was a trading opportunity — that’s the way I’ve made over $8,000 in total earnings trading this stock (click the link to see my individual trades).

However, that’s not a recommendation to “buy” this stock. See how it drops after every spike?

It follows my 7-step pennystocking framework perfectly. This is the chart you have to commit to memory:

What Are the Penny Stocks Under $3 with the Highest Potential?

Look up at the charts of the stocks above. Do you see any spikes in their long-term chart?

That’s a good sign.

History doesn’t repeat, it rhymes. And that’s a good thing for former runners…

Penny Stocks Under $3 FAQs

Just because a stock trades for under $3 doesn’t make it cheap. Read on for some more questions you might be asking…

Where can one find the list of companies’ penny stocks under $3?

Get a powerful stock screener like the one in StocksToTrade, and start building parameters. When I’m looking for tradable penny stocks under $3, I want their volume to be great enough for the stock to be liquid. This way I can enter and exit a position more easily.

What are high-volume penny stocks under $3?

A penny stock under $3 needs high volume for me to trade it. When I’m building my stock scan, I’ll typically look for stocks that have traded over 1 million shares so far that day.

The scanner I’m using in this article is set to look for penny stocks that have traded more than 100,000 shares. This will help you identify watch-worthy stocks — even if you’re looking in pre-market.

What are some great penny stocks under $3 for selling calls and puts?

Options are only offered on certain stocks. Many stocks under $3 won’t qualify.

What is Tim Sykes’ favorite stock under $3?

I don’t have a “favorite” stock under $3 — I think penny stocks are bad investments, and I don’t trust them at all. Trading scared has helped me make some profitable trades. One ticker that is ALWAYS on watch is Ozop Energy Solutions Inc. (OTCPK: OZSC) — I’ve made $45k over the years trading this penny stock (click the link for my individual trades).

What are the best stocks to buy under $3 that pay dividends?

Stocks that trade under $3 don’t usually pay dividends. Stocks that cost this little generally don’t have much going for them.

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Timothy Sykes

Tim Sykes is a penny stock trader and teacher who became a self-made millionaire by the age of 22 by trading $12,415 of bar mitzvah money. After becoming disenchanted with the hedge fund world, he established the Tim Sykes Trading Challenge to teach aspiring traders how to follow his trading strategies. He’s been featured in a variety of media outlets including CNN, Larry King, Steve Harvey, Forbes, Men’s Journal, and more. He’s also an active philanthropist and environmental activist, a co-founder of Karmagawa, and has donated millions of dollars to charity. Read More

* Results are not typical and will vary from person to person. Making money trading stocks takes time, dedication, and hard work. There are inherent risks involved with investing in the stock market, including the loss of your investment. Past performance in the market is not indicative of future results. Any investment is at your own risk. See Terms of Service here

The available research on day trading suggests that most active traders lose money. Fees and overtrading are major contributors to these losses.

A 2000 study called “Trading is Hazardous to Your Wealth: The Common Stock Investment Performance of Individual Investors” evaluated 66,465 U.S. households that held stocks from 1991 to 1996. The households that traded most averaged an 11.4% annual return during a period where the overall market gained 17.9%. These lower returns were attributed to overconfidence.

A 2014 paper (revised 2019) titled “Learning Fast or Slow?” analyzed the complete transaction history of the Taiwan Stock Exchange between 1992 and 2006. It looked at the ongoing performance of day traders in this sample, and found that 97% of day traders can expect to lose money from trading, and more than 90% of all day trading volume can be traced to investors who predictably lose money. Additionally, it tied the behavior of gamblers and drivers who get more speeding tickets to overtrading, and cited studies showing that legalized gambling has an inverse effect on trading volume.

A 2019 research study (revised 2020) called “Day Trading for a Living?” observed 19,646 Brazilian futures contract traders who started day trading from 2013 to 2015, and recorded two years of their trading activity. The study authors found that 97% of traders with more than 300 days actively trading lost money, and only 1.1% earned more than the Brazilian minimum wage ($16 USD per day). They hypothesized that the greater returns shown in previous studies did not differentiate between frequent day traders and those who traded rarely, and that more frequent trading activity decreases the chance of profitability.

These studies show the wide variance of the available data on day trading profitability. One thing that seems clear from the research is that most day traders lose money .

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Citations for Disclaimer

Barber, Brad M. and Odean, Terrance, Trading is Hazardous to Your Wealth: The Common Stock Investment Performance of Individual Investors. Available at SSRN: “Day Trading for a Living?”

Barber, Brad M. and Lee, Yi-Tsung and Liu, Yu-Jane and Odean, Terrance and Zhang, Ke, Learning Fast or Slow? (May 28, 2019). Forthcoming: Review of Asset Pricing Studies, Available at SSRN: “https://ssrn.com/abstract=2535636”

Chague, Fernando and De-Losso, Rodrigo and Giovannetti, Bruno, Day Trading for a Living? (June 11, 2020). Available at SSRN: “https://ssrn.com/abstract=3423101”