Not many of our players know that Second Ads participates in largest virtual stock exchange SLCapex.
I am the CEO of one of the largest listed companies in virtual stock exchange game. Since I've joined with a small advertising company about 2 - 3 years ago I've managed to attract talented business partner and through cooperation we turned whole thing in a true small virtual enterprise.
As Slcapex is a stock exchange game that simulates real world stock exchange I've learned a lot about investing, public companies and management of larger corporations. I've learned about many good things about stock trading but also a lot about bad things that come with stock exchanges.
Many friends from Second Life asked me if its safe to invest in my company and I will always say no its not. As its just a game that is solely based on trust between investors and the management of the company. Its a very turbulent market - one can earn some money or loose it.
I always tell everyone not to invest anything they wouldn't be prepared to lose in case if something goes wrong. If you can limit yourself to the amount of "play money" you can participate and learn a thing or 2 about how stock markets work.
Currently ADS share price is at 0.41 and that is around the historically lowest it ever was. At ADS management we've decided to take measures to boost ADS shares price. If anyone is interested to invest a linden or 2 this would be appropriate time as ADS price is at bottom and the first rule in stock exchange market is "buy low, sell high" there is an opportunity to earn some lindens.
But remember never invest the sum you wouldn't be prepared to loose and treat it as a game what it really is.