Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Stock Pick for June 30

Today I will try to give you another juice stock pick like yesterday.  Right now I see yesterday's pick (e)C4 at 20.691 which sounds pretty good to me. 

Today's pick is Enrique (e)INDI

Yes, I know he isn't from Chile, but its the same social group =)  His activity is  a bit diverse, which is nice to see for a change =)  He also has 4 blogs/RSS hooked up, so its less likely he will hit a wall too quickly to make some earning!  Right now he is at 14.679 ea

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Stock Pick for June 29

I really didn't want to select a stock pick for today.  To really keep up with the gains that many people are seeing by numerous purchases, you can't just buy and hold one or two stocks.  The impressive gains in portfolio value is almost always done by flipping lots and lots of stocks lately.  Sure, you might hit that stock that no one else saw, and it will be your cash cow since you are the only investor.  Good luck with that, be sure to start your own blog at that point, I'll be glad to subscribe =)

That said, for those of you that need to make some money but don't really have time to look around:
My stock pick for today is Carlos Cornejo (e)C4

He is still very affordable at ~14ea, but has made big gains in only 12 hours.

I figured I would leave you with a quote from the Unicorn Princess (e)POOKA  it pretty much sums it up -
"Right now you don't even have to think.. buy any of em (Chileans). either you get great dividends or their price goes through the roof"

Monday, June 28, 2010

Stock Pick for June 28

It would make sense that my stock pick today would be a Chilean stock, seeing all of the new users to pick from.  And it is, but it is website/business stock from Chile, and it is just starting to gain some momentum.  While the (e)SNS stock gives us hope for another skyrocketing stock, lets keep in mind that people can flock away from a stock just as easily as towards it.

My stock pick is FerradaNehme (e)FN

(I bought in at 15.171, lets see how it does tomorrow)

Influx of new users - all from Chile

This just goes to show you the viral behavior of promoting something.  Apparently several users from Chile who had tried EmpireAve and got hooked posted about it on a popular Chilean website.  As a result, we have had a huge number of new users join from Chile, so many that it looked like fradulent activity at first.  Now that's the kind of viral promotion you want to get going for your stock!!!  The interesting thing is how quickly all the users from Chile gained a huge amount of buying power.  (e)SNS had just joined a few days ago, and it SOLD OUT in just 2 OR 3 DAYS!  They have so much buying power, in fact, that your stock will likely suffer if you don't start getting noticed by them =/

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Stock Pick for June 27

With the weekend lull in full swing, it was more difficult to come up with a worthy stock pick today.  Luckily, I found a business stock that is on the rise, and has obtained a good stock price before their first weekend.  They are all ready to start blogging away soon too.  If they take my advice and blog a bit, they will have a big jump.  Too many new(ish) stocks now do not blog, and it will definitely harm them sooner or later.

My stock pick is (e)XOXO aka It's Our Lil Secret 

What is your EmpireAve Strategy Style?

Other than those that have had the honor (and advantage) of selling out their shares, no one relies solely on social activity or solely on selling shares to increase their stock price.  Why?  It's near impossible to avoid people buying your stock (unless you are a crazy unicorn lover tweeting like crazy for people to sell) and when you see the gain to your stock, you try and take full advantage of the momentum.  If you rely only on social activity, there would be a direct correspondence to your stock price.  If you had X amount of social activity, the max your share price could be (on that alone) would be Y.  People who rely to heavily on social activity alone realize it every time they are less active, as their stock price takes a dive, and takes longer to recover.  People who rely too heavily on people buying their stocks have a different problem:  becoming too stagnant.  In much the same way, they need people to continue buying their stocks.  If their gains tamper off for too long, people will naturally start thinking about selling them.  In much the same way, once a couple people sell them off, the downward spiral begins.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Stock Pick for June 26

My stock pick for today is (e)DNC

With all of his tweeting, he has made impressive gains already.  He is just starting to get blogging, so I expect that to kick in and help in the next day or 2.  I bought in today at 19.831 but just yesterday he was at 17.4 a quick +2.7 =)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Stock Picks for June 25

Several stock picks await you today, as both look promising, depending on how well they get used to Empire Ave.  First up is:
She has a good number of shares sold, so dividends may not be as high, but she IS gaining sure and steady.

And second is:
IF she hooks up her blog, and posts ready, her already decent gains will take off in no time.

Lets see how they do!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Whats this?? A stock pick?

Yes, I know I am normally against buying newbies due to the fact that often causes them to suffer a 'newbie bump and dump'.  In the past, just someone high profile (aka not me) posting a blog about buying someone would be enough to send their price skyrocketing (artificially, of course).  Since none of the investors were in it for the long haul, as 1 or 2 people start to sell, everyone follows and the person is drops back down.  But in the past couple weeks, investments on EmpireAve have been more diverse, and I hold out a lot of hope that some of the recent changes to market markers will significantly reduce the 'Newbie Bump and Dump'.

In light of all that, my stock pick is not a newbie at all, rather is a bit expensive.  However, I think it is a well-rounded pick, as this company/website site looks like it will go up in the next couple days, but also highly likely to return very good dividends if you choose to buy and hold.

My stock pick for today, June 24, is Alzheimer's Reading Room (e)ARR

FYI: I bought in at 26.798 (yes, its that darn expensive, but its a safe (enough) investment even for you.  I'm also going to post what my returns were, if I can.

The Next Contest - What to expect

Yes, there will be another Contest, but it won't be a simple 'Guess That Movie Quote' Contest.  For one, it is too difficult to come up with a quote that you'd have to be a die-hard movie fan to figure out.  And once I do find such a quote, then seeing how difficult it is to find the answer by google; invariably its easier than I estimate.  Sooo, next time around (probably Monday evening), it will be a Movie Quote and Movie Trivia oriented crossword puzzle.  All of the answers will be titles of a Movie, but the hints will be a major line from a Movie, or a common piece of trivia from a Movie.  Hopefully it will be more involved enough to keep people playing, at least for me to get a good evening or 2 of relaxation =)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Third Winner!

The winning answer came in today from Todd (e)MDTJ with the answer that the quote is indeed from "Taxi Driver"

Go pay Todd at visit at

The full passage was:

Office Manager: No trouble with the Hack Bureau?
Travis: No Sir.
Office Manager: Got your license?
Travis: Yes.
Office Manager: So why do you want to be a taxi driver?
Travis: I can't sleep nights.
Office Manager: There's porno theaters for that.
Travis: I know. I tried that.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Guess That Movie Quote Contest - round 3!

Ok, here is the third quote for you:

"I ride around nights mostly"

Like before, a simple Google search 'shouldnt' give you the answer (hopefully).  This one is from an older but popular movie, so it may be guessed faster than I'd figure.  One hint per day until someone guesses it, which hasn't even been necessary yet!

The winner gets a full buy from me, for at least a week (unless I've already maxed you out obviously).  I will also run 2 different 500view ads promoting you!  You can write them yourself, or I can write them for you.

All of the winners seem to make good gains following the contest(+~5), so I always enjoy seeing someone win who is stuck at 15-17.

The Next 'Guess That Movie Quote!' Contest - coming Tuesday!

The next 'Guess That Movie Quote' Contest will begin on Tuesday evening!  I'm hoping to kick it off by 7pm UTC-5 but I may be a little late.  I still have not picked what movie it will be from, so if you'd like to make a suggestion, I could sure use it!  I'm hoping for a more obscure movie this time around, in the hopes of making it harder to guess.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

More Market Fluctuations

For those of you who keep a careful eye on the EmpireAve market, you may have seen today and yesterday, a large number of stocks take a small dive.  Almost everyone in my portfolio seems to have taken a dive at the start of each day, but the top stocks (aka leaderboard stocks) seem to recoup the loss very quickly, by more people buying them up.  Top stocks regaining their share price makes sense, as I see it to a degree myself, though not nearly as quickly as top stocks.  However, it seems more and more likely that one of the major stock price markers has been adjusted, and I would venture a guess that it has something to do with your audience.  So, to that end, I would suggest you spend more time than usual on increasing your audience, on both twitter and EmpireAve itself.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Another winner!

An incredibly quick answer (correct answer) from Doug (e)DARING quickly finished off this round, with the answer that the quote is indeed from "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy"

Go and pay Doug a visit at

The full passage was:
Questular:  Don't you think this many ships is a bit, oh I don't know - excessive?
Kwaltz:  The provisions are clear.  Under subsection 37a these are the forces we deploy to protect the president in the case of an attempted or actual kidnapping - and these are the forces we deploy to apprehend any intentional or actual kidnapper.

Questular:  You are aware, Commander, that the President kidnapped himself.
Kwaltz:  Hence...
Questular:  Do you have any idea how ridiculous this is?
Kwaltz:  I don't have ideas Mr. Vice President.  I just do what I do.

Guess that Movie Quote Contest – round 2!

Ok, here is the second quote:

"Do you have any idea how ridiculous this is"

Once again, a simple google search 'shouldnt' give you the answer right away.  It's from an 'unusual' movie, so it may take some hints before someone guesses it.  Maybe not =/  A hint a day will be posted until someone gets it.

Just like before, the winner will get a full buy from me, for at least a full week.  In addition, I will run 2 different 500view ads promoting you!  You can write them, or I can write them for you.  Did I mention how well the previous winner, (e)CRAW is doing?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Next 'Guess That Movie Quote!' Contest - coming Thursday!

The next 'Guess That Movie Quote' Contest will begin on Thursday evening!  I'm hoping to kick it off by 7pm UTC-5 but I may be a little late.  I already know what movie it will be from, and I'm pretty sure what the quote will be.  Trust me, it is from a somewhat unusual movie, definitely a 'geek' movie!  I'm fairly confident the quote will be even harder to guess too.  Stay tuned!

Monday, June 14, 2010

We have a Winner!

Yes, it didnt take Crawford (e)CRAW long to figure out that the movie it is from is "Swingers!"

The full quote is:

Trent: So, what'd you think of that Dorothy girl?
Mike: The whole Judy Garland thing kinda turned me on. Does that make me some kind of fag?
Trent: No, baby, you're money.

Go and check out (e)CRAW at

Guess That Movie Quote Contest!

Ok, so here is the first quote:

'So what do you think of that Dorothy girl?'

Not easy to come up with the answer by way of Google, on purpose.  However, it is from a well know movie, so someone will get it eventually.  A hint will follow every day until someone gets the answer.

As I said, Winner will get a full buy from me, for at least a full week.  In addition, I will run 2 different 500view ads promoting you!  You can write them, or I can write them for you.

Update:  we have a winner!  See full blog

Guess that Movie Quote Contest – on

Ok, starting tommorrow, I will be running a contest on, and the rules are simple, you just have to name what Movie the quote I post is from!  I happen to love movie quotes, but I suck at guessing them, so the theory is that you will be better at guessing them than I am!

Winner will get a full buy from me, for at least a full week.  In addition, I will run 2 500view ads promoting you!  More details, and hopefully the start of the contest on Monday morning.  So Retweet this on twitter if you can, and help me get the word out!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Newbie Fever

I've avoided posting any Empire Avenue picks in awhile, mostly due to
a sign of more and more 'Newbie Fever' with new investors and seasoned
investors alike.  Basically, investors would only invest in someone when their stock price was as close as possible to the 'starting' stock price, 10.000, up to, say, 11 or possibly 12.  Then, they would hold the stock in that newbie until the person hit 17, widely regarded as the point were a new player would start a free-for-all drop as investors keep selling them off.  I never liked it for several reasons, besides the obvious frustration the new player experiences, it depends on you keeping a close eye on all the stock prices, so you can be one of the first people to sell off that stock (continued soon).