7 Stocks Under $10 Worth Buying

When a stock costs less than dinner at a fast-food joint, there’s almost always a reason.

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When a stock costs less than dinner at a fast-food joint, there’s almost always a reason. The company may be losing money, experimenting with unproven technology or have its future riding on the outcome of a hard-to-predict event. Or it may just be tiny. All that said, dabbling in stocks with single-digit prices can also be like putting a few bucks on red or black at a roulette wheel—you’ve got a roughly 50-50 chance that a small investment could deliver a big reward.

Share prices are as of November 17, 2014; revenues are for the last 12 months.

Kathy Kristof
Contributing Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Kristof, editor of SideHusl.com (opens in new tab), is an award-winning financial journalist, who writes regularly for Kiplinger's Personal Finance and CBS MoneyWatch. She's the author of Investing 101, Taming the Tuition Tiger and Kathy Kristof's Complete Book of Dollars and Sense. But perhaps her biggest claim to fame is that she was once a Jeopardy question: Kathy Kristof replaced what famous personal finance columnist, who died in 1991? Answer: Sylvia Porter.