First off, I'm gonna put myself out there on a half crazy idea. So if it's shit, at least give me credit in the innovation department. The framework is still sketchy, but tell me what you think of my logic. All of us on here have one very common skill. We know how to get internet users to take action and we know how to do it in masses with very unique ways. That being said I had the idea of what if a bunch of us did that on the stock market? What if a bunch of us used each of unique ways to spread the word to buy one particular stock? The idea came to me yesterday when I was thinking about AIG which is selling for around fifty cents. Basically anyone who is buying it is buying it off of emotion and in hopes of getting rich if the company's stock skyrockets. Who better to capitalize off of a potentials buyers hopes and dreams than affiliate marketers. Basically if say a bunch of us used e-mail submits, a few of us throw up believable blogs about why the stock will rise to 15 billion dollars per share, a few of us hit AC and share "insider" secrets about AIG, and a few of us use offline techniques to direct toward these websites, it could be possible to start a buying frenzy. I would imagine the effect would be similar to a video going viral. The money would be made, by affiliate marketers getting in before the campaign and cashing out when we think it's peaked. Now AIG is terrible target because the trading volume is waaay too high to impact price movement. On the other hand a stock with low trading volume is a much easier target to drive price up. But AIG would have the price range of what type of stock would make a likely candidate as it is easy to make big money and doesn't require too much money to get into. It'd also be important to find a stock with an upward trend as it will help convince would be investors that the stock is a good buy. Obviously to pull this off, it takes a few people who are good at affiliate marketing. More importantly it takes people who will really take action. Thoughts???