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

HedgeStreet.com – Predict not only the stock market, but higher power occurences like hurricanes that can impact the economy.

Jambaz.com – 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.

PredictWallStreet.com – 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.

TheUpDown.com – Get together with other stock market enthusiasts and try to predict where the market is going.

WallStreetIdol.com – Predict the future of the stock market, manage your virtual portfolio and compete with others.

General

FantasyMoguls.com – See if you can run the film industry better than the people running the studios.

HSX.com – 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.

InTrade.com – A prediction/fantasy stock market about US politics.

MediaPredict.com – See if you can predict various aspects of the mass media such as TV shows, music, and movies.

NewsFutures.com – Try hand at predicting any of the future big news stories such as the capture of Osama Bin Laden.

Predictify.com – Predict future events, increase your reputation, and eventually get paid for your correct predictions.

TheWSX.com – The Washington Stock Exchange is a place where you can try to predict everything relates to US politics.

Trendio.com -Trade fake stocks as you predict vents from holidays, computer software, news, and more.

VoteKast.com – 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.

ZiiTrend.com – Join with other “Ziibos” and predict future events. The site will let you see how correct everyone was once the event passes.

Sports

OddsBreakers.com – Predictions and picks for the NFL, MLB, NBA, and more.

ProTrade.com – A fantasy sports “stock market” where you buy and sell teams and players, and attempt to predict their seasons.

SportsPoll.co.uk – A UK based sports prediction site for horse racing and football.

Xufe.com – Dedicated specifically to football (soccer). Try to predict the outcome of matches and see how the group ranks against the published odds. (via)