In this edition of The Motley Fool's "Ask a Fool" series, Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser and Brendan Mathews take a question from a reader who asks, " What are some ideas on taking advantage of the future of graphene?"

According to Brendan, there are no large, reputable publicly traded companies that will directly benefit from the potential of graphene. Of course, there is no shortage of penny stock promoters that have surfaced to capitalize on the hype (and take advantage of individual investors).

Unfortunately, a large number of penny stocks and micro-cap stocks tend to work out badly for investors. Many of them have limited business operations and their "potential" is just hype generated by unscrupulous promoters. Thus, Brendan and Jason suggest treading with caution -- or better yet, avoid investing in any graphene-related penny stocks. Investing in penny stocks, whether related to graphene or not, is the most sure-fire way to lose money in the market.

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