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DCal Donating Member (170 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-26-09 01:00 PM
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8. Because an update to the rules states that an opt-out
is not considered to meet the origial definition of a public option, since it would not be national if states opted out. Kind of convoluted logic, but Intrade has had to react to versions of the public option that were not being considered when the contract began.
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  -After Schummers comments - why has the PO sunk by more than 25% on intrade TheCoxwain  Oct-26-09 11:26 AM   #0 
  - because Intrade is based on Bettors, not reality  Aramchek   Oct-26-09 11:57 AM   #1 
  - But the betting is based on the same information available to the rest of us ...  TheCoxwain   Oct-26-09 12:03 PM   #2 
  - not necessarily, If I was a Moron, I could drop a large chunk on either position  Aramchek   Oct-26-09 12:08 PM   #4 
  - Interestingly then these people would be more informed since they have more to lose (real money).  quantass   Oct-26-09 12:05 PM   #3 
     - or somebody with money to burn can change the odds....  Aramchek   Oct-26-09 12:09 PM   #5 
        - That doesnt make much sense .. some one with money can bid 'up' a trade .. but not bid down unless  TheCoxwain   Oct-26-09 12:28 PM   #6 
           - of course it doesn't make sense  Aramchek   Oct-26-09 12:36 PM   #7 
  - Because an update to the rules states that an opt-out  DCal   Oct-26-09 01:00 PM   #8 
     - where  motorcity   Oct-26-09 01:01 PM   #9 
     - Here is the relevant sentence in the contract rules:  DCal   Oct-26-09 01:07 PM   #10 
     - That MAKES a whole lot of sense ...  TheCoxwain   Oct-26-09 03:51 PM   #11 
 

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