Smarkets


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SmarketsHere is a compelling Web game for anyone even remotely interested in stock markets, prediction markets, or just in Amazon.com products. =)

Smarkets is a browser-based stock market game for products sold on Amazon.com. Each product available through Amazon becomes a stock that you can buy, sell, short and cover. When you sign-up for the game—simply by creating a username and password with an email address, no other information or validation is necessary—you are given a virtual $10,000 to invest in anything you wish.

Stock price is determined by Amazon's sales rank. If the sales rank goes up, so does the stock price (based on a pricing formula). Products are grouped with other like products with tags, and then compared with other groups like it. A stock (product) not already in the market can be introduced simply by entering its Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN), a 10-character code that can be found on every product page.

The game was created by Steve Odom as an experimental prediction market to learn whether markets that are set up to trade products can predict sales of those products, or groups of products. Very cool. Click.

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That sounds like a very interesting game...I'll probably check it out later, I'm currently being consumed by another game, lol.

*cough cough* ACWW *cough cough*

;)

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I'm gonna invest in the book "Life of Pi"...books that have future movies planned, always do well. :)

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Thanks for the link, Jay. I'm interested in suggestions. I just put the site up there a couple of days ago, so it is still early in the development.

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MatrixFrog Author Profile Page December 24, 2005 6:42 PM

I added the DVD of The Producers (from the 60's) because I figure people will be reminded of the old one, because of the new one.

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Is it just me or is the Smarkets site having problems.
I can't see my portfolio it just goes to a page which says Apllication Error (Rails)

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