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Empire Avenue Wisdom 023 – Mondays

by THE INFLUENCIER on May 16, 2011 •  comment

Empire Avenue Daily Investment Wisdom 023

Monday is a day for buying, not for selling.

(Editor’s Note: Original Post Date – December 6, 2010)
Monday is a day when many stocks are slipping into the yellow or even the red as their ticker scrolls across your screen. Just like in the real world, the Empire Avenue market moves in cycles. One of the cycles that is evident, is the general downturn of share prices across the board on Mondays, related to the fact many people have reduced activity over the weekend. Even influencers who were active over the weekend may experience a drop in share price as the effects of “global market gravity” conspire to tug their stock gently back to earth. This presents the savvy investor with an opportunity to snatch up some real bargains. On Mondays, graphs can be your best investment advisor. Look for some solid stocks with a steady rise over time that have dipped slightly over the weekend. Throw some eaves in and increase your holdings, before they resume their regular weekday activity and the share price begins to climb again.


Empire Avenue Wisdom 031 – Embrace Superstition

by THE INFLUENCIER on May 13, 2011 •  13 comments

EAvWisely 031 - Embrace Superstition

Embrace Superstition

The fear of Friday the 13th is called friggatriskaidekaphobia and let me be the first to say, that’s a friggin’ hard word to spell, let alone pronounce. Much like the last name of Empire Avenue CEO and semi-professional couch surfing champion Duleepa “Dups’ Wijayawardhana (e)DUPS.

Now, in most parts of the world, Friday the 13th is synonymous with bad luck or that one movie where those teenagers definitely kill that dude wearing the mask (Awesome flick. Somebody should make a sequel.) However, on Empire Avenue, Friday the 13th means only one thing — Secret Achievement time!

In any given year, Friday the 13th appears on the calendar at least once, but no more than 3 times. This year, it only happens once. Your next opportunity to unlock this achievement won’t roll around again until January 2012. It’s now or never if you want to snag this rare gem. Let’s get started, shall we?

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Empire Avenue Wisdom 030 – Chat

by THE INFLUENCIER on April 25, 2011 •  10 comments


New to Empire Avenue? Want to understand better what Empire Avenue is all about? Are you competitive and want to see your share price rise? Are you a social addict and want to make connections? Building your brand and not sure if Empire Avenue has got the goods? Here’s a tip: Chat. But Chat Wisely.

Now, hold on a second. I know, some of you have tried the Empire Ave Chat feature and have been totally turned off by the inordinate amounts of chat spammers shouting “BUY ME!!!” or are disgusted by folks who are missing the point of “true networking” by trading LinkedIn follows. Yes, I’m looking at you, Irene Koehler (e)IRENEKOEHLER.

Irene Koeler on Twitter

What I’d like to offer is that Empire Avenue Chat is what you make it. First, let’s talk about the spam…

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Empire Avenue Wisdom 028 – Status Update

by THE INFLUENCIER on April 19, 2011 •  2 comments

Empire Avenue Daily Wisdom 028 - Status Update

Update Your Status.
Over the weekend, I engaged in a little Empire Avenue Portfolio “Spring Cleaning.” I hadn’t sold anyone in, oh, I don’t know, 6 or 7 months, and let’s just say I was carrying around a lot of dead weight. Something drastic needed to be done. My goal: Trim my portfolio from around 750 players down to a number in the 500 neighborhood.

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Empire Avenue Wisdom 022 – Think

by THE INFLUENCIER on December 2, 2010 •  4 comments

Empire Avenue Wisdom 021 - Think

Think before you tweet. Think before you buy. Think before you tweet what you buy.

When you buy shares of someone, Empire Avenue allows you to share the news of your investment with the world via a an auto tweet at the time of purchase — something which, for the purposes of this post, I’m going to call an “Investment Tweet

To prevent this feature from becoming an abusive and endless stream of twitter spam, you are limited to six of these tweets each day. Some would argue that even six is too many, but that’s a topic for another day.

If you do tweet your purchases, have you given any intentional thought to how you employ this feature most effectively? Are you achieving the maximum return with these 140 character morsels of Empire Avenue activity bits? What follows are 10 strategies for achieving maximum return from auto-tweeting your investments on Empire Avenue.

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by THE INFLUENCIER August 5, 2010 13 comments

“Surely, you must be joking?” “I never joke, and don’t call me Shirley!”  Ted Striker (Robert Hays) and Dr. Rumack (Leslie Nielsen) in the 1939 Oscar-winning  epic tale of love, romance, red things and things that hold back water in the Old South during the Civil War and Reconstruction, “Gone with the Wind.” Nearly a […]

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