Janette Toral

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2011 in review

In Home on January 14, 2012 at 3:33 pm

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 22 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


Recovering from 18-days slump at 168

In Empire Avenue on January 14, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Janette Toral Empire Avenue share price in past 30 days

Last December 27 (2011), my Empire Avenue share price reached 168.01. However, since then, my price dropped and went through a wild roller coaster ride. It was like an emotional whirlwind where one could just go with the flow or take an effort to correct it.

I decided to carry out some experiments to see if it can help in the process. After trial-and-error for 18 days, my share price is back at 168.12.

What worked for me is the LIFO (last in, first out) approach where those who recently purchase gets a priority buy-back. As I already maxed my 1000 portfolio, to accommodate new shareholders that met my minimum share desired, I had to let go of the following AS THE NEED ARISES only:

  • Those who did not invest back or sold shares.
  • Minimal share investment (below 10 shares, below 20 shares, below 30 shares)

Being active in giving “missions” also helps in discovering active players.

How about you? How do you recover from a major slump? Would like to know your experience and learn from it.