Monday, April 10, 2006

Top 20 Prediction Markets

Everyone wishes they knew the future, and with prediction markets popping up everywhere, it is now far easier to get a good idea of where something is going – although we still don’t recommend betting on the basis of this information. We’ve gathered 20+ sites to help get you started predicting the future!

Financial – Predict not only the stock market, but higher power occurences like hurricanes that can impact the economy. – This service lets you predict the stock market, and the more you’re right, the more of a trusted member you become.

Motley Fool Caps – From the infamous Motley Fool, get together with other stock market aficionados and try to predict where the market is going. – A simple prediction site where you enter a ticker symbol, press the red or green button, and see what the majority picks on that stock for the next day. – Get together with other stock market enthusiasts and try to predict where the market is going. – Predict the future of the stock market, manage your virtual portfolio and compete with others.

General – See if you can run the film industry better than the people running the studios. – Hollywood Stock Exchange has been around for what seems like forever. It is a stock market based on movies as stocks and actor’s careers as bonds. – A prediction/fantasy stock market about US politics. – See if you can predict various aspects of the mass media such as TV shows, music, and movies. – Try hand at predicting any of the future big news stories such as the capture of Osama Bin Laden. – Predict future events, increase your reputation, and eventually get paid for your correct predictions. – The Washington Stock Exchange is a place where you can try to predict everything relates to US politics. -Trade fake stocks as you predict vents from holidays, computer software, news, and more. – Try to predict big things like the election or the little things like which came first, the chicken or the egg.

Yahoo! Buzz Game – Precict future trends in technology and gadgets. – Join with other “Ziibos” and predict future events. The site will let you see how correct everyone was once the event passes.

Sports – Predictions and picks for the NFL, MLB, NBA, and more. – A fantasy sports “stock market” where you buy and sell teams and players, and attempt to predict their seasons. – A UK based sports prediction site for horse racing and football. – Dedicated specifically to football (soccer). Try to predict the outcome of matches and see how the group ranks against the published odds. (via)