In this edition of The Motley Fool's "Ask a Fool" series, Motley Fool One analyst Jason Moser and Motley Fool Stock Advisor analyst Brendan Mathews take a question from a reader who asks: "I do not have a huge trading account, so I am looking for penny stocks to swing trade. Does anyone on the Motley Fool trade penny stocks?"
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