Velvet Ain't Cheap

I'll let you in on a little secret, Investor Soiree ain't no corporate behemoth (I once saw a bee bite a moth, but that's a fascinating story for a whole other time).

Investor Soiree is in fact the brainchild of but one man. A man with a penchant for velvet (I wear the soft side on the inside). A man who for the past 17 years has managed to cajole a living from the Internet through a subtle blend of bluff and subterfuge — half web developer, half wannabe entrepreneur and half crap at fractions. A man more than happy to talk about himself in the third person.

Now it's a sad fact, but Investor Soiree's days may be numbered. I won't go in to the hows or the whys or the what the hell do you call thats, but over the past five years, there's been a monumental shift in the playing field away from the little guy trying to make good on the Internet. So with that in mind, it might be time to find a little 9 to 5, regular paycheck type action.

But hold back those tears my speculative investing friend, there may just be a way for you to help the Soiree bounce back.

Like Europe, we're teetering, but there's more than one way to keep the party going — just ask the Bestie Boys or Silvio Berlusconi.

So, if you've enjoyed your time on Investor Soiree and you'd like to give us a little leg up, there's a couple of things you can do that'll add a few pennies to the coffers and keep us online to play another day.

1. Pay a Visit to ayondo

Our long-time supporters over at ayondo are leaders in the fascinating new world of social trading.

Social trading allows you to follow the trading moves of a host of top traders. Top traders that have had to prove their credentials month-in month-out to earn their trading stripes.

In the case of ayondo, top traders gain their reputation over time by moving through a number of levels based on their investing performance. From Street Trader, through Advanced, to Professional, Risk-Adjusted then Institutional.

By tracking ayondo's top traders' movement into and out of positions in a wide range of tradable assets, you're at once honing your own trading skills and learning from those whose investment track record is there for all to see.

Over time, who knows, perhaps you'll become an ayondo top trader yourself, gain your own group of followers and benefit from the commissions top traders earn on top of the potential gains made from your own trading strategy.

Give ayondo's portfolio simulator a try now.

2. Sign Up With ETX Capital

Visit our friends over at ETX Capital and open a CFD or Spread Betting account. Trade a range of markets, from thousands of UK shares to international shares to oil, gold, currencies, bonds and interest rates. ETX's platform features tight spreads, massive bonuses (up to £5,000), low margin requirements and iPhone, iPad and Andriod apps so you can look slick and charismatic trading on the go.

New to the world of CFDs and spread betting? No problem! Open a demo account and trade air until you've mastered a strategy.

Don't speak the lingo? Never to mind, ETX has live local language sites in German, French, Danish, Spanish, Italian, Greek and South African.

Already have an account with another provider? Thought you might say that. Keep in mind the benefits of a backup account. Spreads, margins and tradeable markets tend to differ from provider to provider so the ability to compare trades can often save you a quid or two.

Click here to visit ETX Capital now.

3. Become an Investor Soiree Ambassador

Be it a bulletin board mention, a Facebook like or share, a Twitter tweet or even just a word in the ear of a close investor friend, we'd be chuffed if you'd help us to spread the good Investor Soiree word.

If you've managed to sign up with our friends above or share a little Investor Soiree love on your favourite bulletin board or social media network of choice, I am truly thankful for your support.

If none of the above appeals, never to mind, I appreciate the fact that you've read this far and that you've dropped by to begin with.

So all that is left for me to say is, long live the Soiree and thanks again for all your support.