I recently received a SPAM message demanding me to invest in Human Biosystems, a stock valued at $.12 on the day of the e-mail. Somehow, I avoided the urge to turn all of my cash into HSBC , but I experienced a surge of interest in the idea of "penny stocks". In fact, I've long been curious about this. (a/b) gets bigger as b gets smaller. I understand the idea, but nobody on this forum seems to mention these "penny stocks". I'm curious if any of you have spent any time or money pursuing these diamonds-in-the-rough. If you have, I beg you, brag or cry; if you haven't, why haven't you? Cheers!