If you’re new to Football Index, an IPO is an Initial Public Offering, in the easiest way possible i’ll say it’s a new player that’s being released to the platform.
The players that are added tend to be the latest up and coming players, but they aren’t limited to this. You may also find players from newly promoted clubs, or other players which Football Index haven’t added yet.
Monday 11th to Friday 15th November 2019 IPOs
There are lots of players being added in the upcoming week, with the bulk of the players coming from Brescia, Lecce & Verona, Metz, Brest & Dijon.
I’ve had a quick look at the players on this list, but none of them evidently stand out at present and I can’t see them being in with a chance of being regular dividend winners. These players will all be introduced between £0.30 and £1.50, at any point during the window.
I’ll cut to the chase, there are 4 players on this list that are going to be on the receiving end of some heavy interest.
Harvey Elliott signed for Liverpool in the summer, moving from Fulham. He’s only 16 years old, but has already had his names in the headlines (albeit for the wrong reasons, abusing Harry Kane on Social Media).
He hasn’t played in the Premier League yet, but he has scored in the EFL Trophy against Oldham Athletic. He also assisted a goal against Arsenal in the EFL, where Liverpool famously beat them 10-9 on penalties.
His IPO price isn’t cheap at all, it could be anywhere from £1 to £3. Personally, I think that £1 is steep for him, it will be at least 2 seasons until he’s ready for regular football. Remember, he’s only 16!
Another future specimen, Ansu Fati is a Left Winger for Barcelona. He really set the scene alight during a difficult spell for Barcelona, when they were without Messi, Suarez & Ousmane Dembele. He stepped up and helped Barcelona out, scoring twice and assisting once.
It was his flair which really excited the fans. It’s rumoured that his contract now includes a £200 million release clause. He’s 17.
Regarding his Football Index price, his price will be from £2.50 to £5.00. This is a crazy price as even if he only enters at £2.50, that’s close to Griezmann and Dembele’s current price, but i’ll explain why this might not be so bad afterall, later. If you’re looking at purchasing the 17 year old, at that price range you can probably get more bang for your buck, as Fati probably won’t get many minutes overall, limiting his Dividend output. He is however, a player for the future. Lots of traders enjoy buying and holding onto Youth Players.
Another Youth, Camavinga is a central midfielder which has shown great form over the recent months. He’s already being tipped for big things, which has undoubtedbly earnt him the £2 to £4.50 price tag on Football Index.
Eduardo won the August POTM award, which is quite a feat for a 17 year old. He’s not a goal scorer and has only clocked up one assist so far this season in 10 appearances.
It’s his performance against Paris St-Germain which has raised eyebrows all over the globe. He outplayed elite talents such as Marquinhos, Di Maria & Verratti.
He’s still developing, but he looks like he will be a hard player to contain when moving forward & at 17 he’s already shown a fantastic passing range.
Tomori is another Youth player, this time coming from the Premier League. He’s learning his trade at Chelsea, which has recently turned from a Youth graveyard, to a development team! Frank Lampard and the transfer ban appears to be a blessing in disguise for Chelsea.
Tomori has been sent out on loan for the last 3 years, which is a crazy stat as he’s only 21. He’s been to Brighton, Hull City & Derby County.
He was ever present in Frank Lampard’s Derby County, which is why I am not so shocked to see Tomori owning the Centre Back position for Chelsea. Frank trusts him. Rightly so, Tomori has proven to be a solid player & at 21 years old, he has plenty more growth in the tank.
His entry point is between £1.50 and £3.00, which means there’s the potential that Tomori could be the highest priced centre back on the platform. Currently, it’s Virgil Van Dijk at £2.58.
You can pick up Varane, Skriniar or Koulibaly for less than Tomori will cost, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Let’s explain why.
Importance of the Pricing Model
The pricing model of new players entering the market is absolutely vital, Football Index need to get this right to protect existing users. If they IPO all of these players with excellent youth potential for just £0.30-£0.50 (which is probably their actual worth on the Index at this moment in time), there will be many more traders which would want to grab hold of these players.
Not all traders have money in their cash balances, so many would be selling their current positions, which would be taking money out of the platform and some players would be crashing pretty hard. A low start price would attract all of the traders, who aren’t remotely interested in owning the player, instead they will be buying and selling for a profit.
As Football Index have set high prices, only the traders who really want that player in their portfolio would be inclined to purchase. As the prices are high, it leaves less room for the Flippers. This keeps the market stable.
Not Getting Involved?
I’m not getting involved in the IPO’s, as it’s a huge ‘Fear of Missing Out’ carnival, which lasts for a few weeks! However, there are many benefits to these IPO’s, even if you aren’t adding players to your portfolio.
Let’s use the Griezmann example again, comparing him with Ansu Fati.
One is an elite talent, World Cup Winner, Euro Championship finalist.
One has only played in 10 games, without any real experience. The Jury is still out.
However, on Football Index, Ansu Fati will be more expensive to purchase shares in. The truth is, for the next 2-3 years at least, Antoinne Griezmann will have a better chance of earning Dividends on the platform. Much is the same with Harvey Elliott & Camavinga.
Tomori will instantly become one of the highest priced central defenders, which is one of the hardest positions to win dividends from.
I rest my case!
Football Index: October Update
We’ve got a big update for you tonight, fresh from the Football Index Announcement.
If you aren’t too sure what this announcement is/was, no problem as I’m about to explain it all.
It consists of:
- A New Dividend Table
- Revamped Match Days
- Dividend Deadline Changes
- A Word from Adam Cole
So let’s get into it
New Dividend Table
From November 2019, Dividends on Football Index will be increased. If you thought this was a small change, guess again, Dividends have been increased by 57% across the board.
Football Index understand the importance of Dividends and have put them at the centre of attention, giving them generous increases.
The new scoring chart below shows you what to expect when your player next wins dividends. In my opinion this is a monumental step forward for Football Index, as it allows for further growth and will attract many new users to the platform.
Revamped Match Days
Now this one’s not as exciting as such a massive increase in dividends, in fact its probably not exciting at all.
However, it’s useful for the on boarding of new users, subsequently this will bring platform growth.
Previously named Single Day, Double Day & Treble Day, Football Index have made an aesthetic change to the Match Days. Now, they will be classified as:
Bronze, Silver & Gold Match Day.
It’s undoubtedly going to be easier to understand for new members, plus they look really nice! Note, I don’t own the above images, they were designed by Football Index and the icons are their content.
Payouts have also been increased to make the platform easier to understand, with £0.02 being paid on a Bronze day, £0.04 on a Silver day & £0.08 on a Gold Day.
Media Buzz will be £0.03 on all of the above days.
Media Dividends Increased
Treble Media Days will be very interesting, as the payouts have increased by 50% in total.
I’m living for Media Buzz!
First place will now win £0.05, Second place will win £0.03 and Third place wins £0.01.
As I briefly mentioned above, payouts on Match Days have also increased to £0.03 per day.
Star Player Changes
Many Football Index traders believed that the Match Day Payouts were a little skewed. On a Gold Match Day, a star player would only receive a £0.02 payout, after winning £0.05 for their positional dividend.
This has now been increased massively, on a Gold Day your player will receive £0.08 for position and another £0.08 for being the star performer.
It’s really refreshing to see Football Index listen to active users feedback.
The Match Day & Media deadline has also been pushed back to 15:00, meaning traders can now wait until the lineups are announced to make their trading decisions.
Previously, this was 14:00, which led to uncertainty when trading as nobody was certain if the player would be starting or not.
This change is a welcome addition.
The Beta website is now live and accessible here
Although I haven’t tried this myself yet, it looks like another positive step forward. Whilst I’m a fan of not changing what isn’t broke, the new website will provide statistical analysis, comparisons & will appeal to even more users.
Whilst I agree that Index Edge & Gain offer valuable tools, there are recreational traders which won’t be able to pay a monthly fee. These free stats will help new users integrate.
It’s good to see Adam Cole recognise the importance of dividends on the Football Index platform. After all, they are the main driver of prices.
Going forward it looks like FI are going to be changing the algorithms for the Media scoring system.
It also reads as if FI are planning to introduce another payout, for players which perform well long-term. This is very interesting, but I wonder if it will end up being a 90 day in play dividend?
This is a very good announcement, which will have seen many traders earn substantial profit.
Not only on the night of the announcement, you’ll have larger dividend returns going forward, of which you can reinvest and make even more money.
What’s next for Football Index?
Murmurs in the community state that the next step for FI should be Tiered Match Days, where the top 3 players would earn a dividend, instead of the top player only.
However, the costs of this must also be addressed. Football Index couldn’t just add Payouts, they would have to reduce the payout for 1st place.
Would you rather an £0.08 payout, or £0.04, £0.03 & £0.01?
Thinking long term, it probably wouldn’t be such a bad thing for Payouts to be reduced and spread along the tier.
More winners, every day.
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