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March 1, 2007

New Interest Rate Stocks

New Interest Rate Stocks

Site Bug Fixes

Site Bug Fixes

March 2, 2007

Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K.

Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K.

March 5, 2007

Web 3.0 Stock

Web 2.0 is passe, will we see a company proclaim they are Web 3.0 in the next 6 months? Proof is in the press release or being mentioned on TechCrunch.com. What's Web 3.0? Who knows what Web 2.0 is anymore?

Web 3.0

March 7, 2007

Federal Reserve Interest Rate Movement

New stocks to track and predict Federal Reserve Interest Rate Movement.

Index:
Federal Reserve Interest Rate Movement
Stocks:
Federal Reserve Interest Rate Increase June 2007
Federal Reserve Interest Rate Decrease December 2007
Federal Reserve Interest Rate Decrease September 2007
Federal Reserve Interest Rate Decrease June 2007
Federal Reserve Interest Rate Increase September 2007
Federal Reserve Interest Rate Increase December 2007

March 8, 2007

Chrysler Acquisition

Who will acquire Chrysler?

Index:
Chrysler Acquisition

Stocks:
Magna International Chrysler Acquisition
Carlyle Group Chrysler Acquisition
Blackstone Group Chrysler Acquisition
Cerberus Capital Chrysler Acquisition

March 9, 2007

American Idol Stock Updates

Some more American Idol contestants went home last night. Say good bye to:
Antonella, Jared Cotter, Sabrina Sloan, Sundance Head.

American Idol Results

I. Lewis Scooter Libby Pardon

Will he get the pardon or not? Trade these stocks:
I. Lewis Scooter Libby No Pardon - SLPNP
I. Lewis Scooter Libby Pardon End Term - SLPET
I. Lewis Scooter Libby Pardon 2007 - SLP07

Index Detail: I. Lewis Scooter Libby Pardon

March 12, 2007

US Unemployment Rate

How will the U.S. unemployment rate change? Trade these stocks:
US Unemployment March Decrease - USUMD
US Unemployment March Increase - USUMI
US Unemployment June Increase - USUJI
US Unemployment April Increase - USUAI
US Unemployment April Decrease - USUAD
US Unemployment May Decrease - USUYD
US Unemployment May Increase - USUYI

US Unemployment June Decrease - USUJD

Index Detail: US Unemployment Rate

March 14, 2007

Mac OS X Leopard Ship Date Predictions

For those of you searching for news to help in your trading of OS X Leopard ship dates, here's a couple sites running their own (informal) predictions:

Apple OS X 10.5 ("Leopard") release date announcement imminent - says our calendar
OS X Leopard Release Date Prediction Tracker

Powered By Wikipedia? Yes we are.

There's an interesting article on VentureBeat about using Wikipedia when building your site. Thought it was a relevant read based on how much we use Wikipedia for Stock and Index backgrounds here. Now, if only we could automate the importing of relevant stock information.

Link: Are you powered by Wikipedia yet?

March 15, 2007

RealityMarkets.com Review

Chris Abraham gave us a great little writeup on his blog as a prediction market he recommends:

Really basic but also really easy to use. Instead of being a very specialized and highly-categorized prediction market based on politics or entertainment, this market is free form, which I think is a much more powerful strategy. The look and feel are very basic but I was up and running within minutes. Also, they offer you lots of money to trade at first and I wasted it all in one trade called, "Lindsay Lohan Sex Video," which is a market as to whether "a sex video of Lindsay Lohan surfaces on the Internet." I really like it.

Check out the rest of his blog, he covers a wide range of topics including social networking, politics, and blogging. Good stuff!

RealityMarkets.com Around The Web

We're linked from NewMexicoMatters.com with a bunch of other prediction markets. Additionally, they also highlighted our Bill Richardson Democratic Presidential Nominee stock. Thanks.

March 17, 2007

NCAA Mens Basketball Teams Added

The round of 32 teams have been added.
Index Detail: 2007 NCAA Mens Basketball Champions

March 20, 2007

More OS X Ship Date Info

For what it's worth, here are some more sites predicting when Mac OS X Leopard will ship:

Mac OS X Leopard 10.5 - a May 2007 release?
More Leopard release date tomfoolery
SPECULATION: Leopard Coming out May 11, 2007? I doubt it...

More Views Than Inkling Markets?

I was doing some browsing around alexa.com the other day and came across some interesting stats. It appears that around the time we started rolling out the new site design, March 2nd, we also started picking up more page views. In fact, so much more that we surpassed inklingmarkets.com for most of the week. As anyone that does web publishing knows alexa scores should be taken with a grain of salt, but at least it's good to know that the new design is working well so far.
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RealityMarkets.com on Midas Oracle

I'm just catching up on my blogging and found out we were mentioned on MIdasOracle.org by Chris. F. Masse this past Friday. Chris Masse and MidasOracle are fantastic resources and it should be one of the first stops for anyone interested in learning more about the mechanics and science behind prediction markets. I visit the site daily and have it bookmarked in netnewswire. Thanks Chris!

March 22, 2007

Site Updates And Contest Starting Soon

There's been numerous cosmetic site changes and bug fixes over the last few days that are in preparation for starting the new contest. I have a couple more things to tick off before we get it started. If you haven't guessed it so far, the grand prize will be an iPod Shuffle. I know I've been saying it for a while, but it's coming at last.

I'll also be adding some new stocks from the latest round of suggestions.

XML/RSS Stock Data Feeds Now Open

I'm starting to open up the database and the first thing up is xml and rss data feeds for each stock. There are orange buttons next to the name that will give you the current stock info.

The use for the RSS link should be straightforward. You can subscribe to any of your favorite stocks in news readers like NetNewsWire, BlogLines, Google Reader, etc. This will allow you to better track stock price movements without having to visit the site.

The xml is more raw but also contains more data. If you were interested in incorporating stock data from RealityMarkets.com on your own site you would use that link and parse it to your needs. For instance, you could also use the data to create a widget for something like your myspace account. The possibilities are endless.

Have fun and let me know if you end up using the xml data. I'm interested in seeing what people do with it.

March 23, 2007

More OS X Leopard Ship Dates Added

Added August, September, and October to the OS X Leopard Ship Index in light of today's rumors.

March 26, 2007

Project Red Stripe

Economist Magazine is running a contest called Project Red Stripe to solicit new and innovative ideas for the magazine. Prediction Markets are one of the top ideas at the moment. Midas Oracale has some comments on it as does Andrew Leigh.

March 28, 2007

New Stocks: Dancing With The Stars

New index and stocks for Dancing With The Stars 2007.

Predict who will win this year's Dancing With The Stars.

March 31, 2007

RealityMarkets.com at SensoryMetrics.com

Jobe Roberts wrote up a blog post at SensoryMetrics.com on our Leopard Release Prediction Market.

From their site:

SensoryMetrics is led by a team of experienced professionals - former scientists from Nortel Networks and executives from anbiun - a company that invented personalized media for web-based commerce.

SensoryMetrics consultants are available for strategic User Experience design, innovation and IPR development.

Thanks Jobe!

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