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The U.S. Idea Futures Exchange (USIFEX)

Due to lack of interest, this system is no longer being actively maintained. Do you want to speculate on how the U.S. presidential election results will affect the economy, what Microsoft's next quarterly earnings will be, and many other similar issues?

The U.S. Idea Futures Exchange lets you buy and sell contracts in claims whose value reflects traders estimates of certain currently unknown values (e.g. the expected inflation rate in 2002 if Gore is elected president). It works much like trading, say, pork bellies, on commodity futures markets. USIFEX deals mainly in U.S. financial, economic, and political issues.

The money (Quatloos) used in this system is NOT related to real money.

New users: register HERE (free)

Registration is required before you can place any trades.
Unregistered users can see samples of the system's features by using account guest, password guest (follow any of the links at the top).

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