What is Football Index?
Football Index is the worlds first football stock market, offering a completely new way to trade. Members can buy and sell shares in Football players for a profit. It’s a completely new way to ‘play’ & it can actually be a little confusing at first, but i’ve written this to help you gain an understanding of the whole system. I have created this Football Index Review because it would have been really useful to read something like this, back when I started.
I saw Football Index in 2015, but didn’t actually open up an account until 2017 as I couldn’t understand how it works myself. However, it’s just like the Forex, which involves buying and selling shares in companies such as Samsung, Apple etc. The only difference is that instead of buying shares in Apple, you would buy shares in Cristiano Ronaldo!
To be successful at Forex trading you need to either be ‘in the know’, or take a couple of gambles. However, with Football Index, you can make money with your knowledge of football! It’s a must for any football fan.
Football Index Review: IMPORTANT UPDATE
Updated November 25th 2018.
– Football Index have released a market update to all traders. It looks as if the Index is about to enter ‘overdrive’.
Alongside the Match day & Media Buzz Rankings system, Football Index have announced their plans to offer members an extra way of earning dividends.
Players in your portfolio will now be eligible for extra payouts for Goals & Assists. This is known on twitter as ‘G&A’ if you have seen this.
Payouts to be confirmed.
– A Share Split will take place during the first quarter of 2019. This is big news, hence the bold!
For those asking what a share split is; we previously performed a share split two years ago, dividing shares by a factor of four. So for instance, if you owned one Lionel Messi share at a price of £14.00, your portfolio would have updated to 4x Lionel Messi shares at a price of £3.50. As a result of this the dividend was also split by a factor of Four.
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I registered with Football Index in August 2017, however I took my money out as I couldn’t work out a strategy & I was making money via Matched Betting, so I didn’t want to tie too much money up.
My accounts were restricted and I decided to jump back into the Index, depositing £30,000. This time I was serious!
In a short space of time (12 months), I have managed to make an R.O.I of around 70%.
I invested for multiple reasons, the main one being I can see the Football Index being an alternative to betting, which could see members flood into the website & prices increase across the board.
Another reason I joined was that I love Football Manager, finding future talents & this gave me an option to make money from my (minimal) scouting knowledge. It gave me a reason to watch any Football Match I fancied, as it was ‘research’!
So, with that in mind… What’s your Football Knowledge worth?
How does Football Index work?
Football Index operates just like the stock market. Traders such as yourself will want to buy players who are showing great potential, at the lowest prices. Once they have ‘made it’, you have the chance to sell them for a huge profit. I would suggest it’s the equivalent to buying shares in a company & selling them at their peak.
The great thing is, there are multiple ways to profit, not just on Youth Players with potential. We understand buying players based on potential is risky… they aren’t all going to make it on the big stage!
You can also buy players who are currently at their peak, Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar etc, who will be able to earn you ‘dividends’ if they are in the media eye, or perform well. Naturally, Peak Players mean Peak Prices.
There are multiple ways in which share prices increase. If traders purchase shares in the same player, this will cause a price increase. A player can also earn Media Buzz dividends, if the media talk about this player, or Performance Buzz dividends, if he performs well.
Keep on reading below for further information on how it works.
Registering At Football Index
Before you can snap up your wonderkids, you need to sign up for an account. If you have gambled before, you’ll notice it works just like those sites. If you haven’t gambled before, that’s also ok, it’s just a simple Registration Form.
The great thing about being a new customer is the Special Sign Up Offers.
Football Index are currently offering £500 to be traded Risk Free, for new customers. This gives you the potential to make a healthy profit!
If you don’t make a profit? Get a simple cash refund.
You need to deposit a minimum of £10, but I would advise you to make the most out of the £500 Offer as physically possible!
If you deposit £10 and your portfolio increases by 50%, that’s only £5 profit!
If you deposit £500 and your portfolio increases by 50%, that’s £250 profit!
All with zero risk too!
Once you have registered and deposited funds, you are now able to access the exchange & build a portfolio!
Buying A Player
The first stage is undoubtedly the most compelling stage of purchasing a player. There’s only one thing I prefer, that’s seeing the player make a strong profit!
At this stage, you will be researching and deciding which player is the best for your portfolio.
The main question you want to ask yourself is: Why are you buying this player?
Don’t just buy a player for the sake of it, you need to make a well informed decision, don’t trade out of boredom, or feel like you must force a trade.
I have added an image of the Football Index search results, I have narrowed down my sights to Josh Tymon. Youth with potential, £0.36.
He’s very low priced, but this is due to the fact that he’s a youth player, not yet an establised first team player.
It’s worth noting that when buying youth players, they won’t be increasing by £1-2 overnight, they will be long term holds which may take a while to blossom.
Before jumping in and buying the player, take your time to finalise your research. Make sure you have a good feeling about the trade, as this is something which in the past has led to me selling a trade too soon.
Fortunately, Football Index has some great tools (and even more on the way!), which allow us an insight into the history of our new potential signing.
All that you need to do, is click on a players name, in this case it’s Josh Tymon still.
You get valuable info, such as Playing Position, Club etc.
However, it’s the trading chart which we want to see. What is your chosen players Price Trend? Is he currently trading at an all time high? (This is something I like to avoid)
In this instance, Tymon was introduced to the market at a price which is very close to his IPO. He’s actually around 2p above his IPO, meaning minimal risk.
Be sure to check out the trading graph of your prospective player, it can be really useful!
Let’s do it! We are going to buy our player!
When you click the buy button, you will be taken to the ‘order screen’. This is a screen which pops up asking you how many shares you would like to buy.
I have selected to buy 4 shares in Tymon, not my heaviest trade it’s safe to say!
This screen is quite handy, if you press BUY MAX, it will allocate you as many shares as you can afford.
Alternatively, use the Plus or Minus icons to increase or decrease the number of shares.
Confirm the amount of shares is correct and press buy.
Congratulations! You are now a Football Index trader. It’s as easy as that!
The final step is to watch your player flourish, for this you will need to access your portfolio.
Simply click portfolio the top of the page, which will then show you all of the players you have stakes in.
It’s a handy screen, which gives you a great overview with a single glance.
You can see the Player, number of shares, Price Purchased, Current Price, Profit & Current Sell Prices.
Time to sit back, put the kettle on and let your portfolio mature!
There are many different strategies to Implement on Football Index. You aren’t tied down to one, the best traders can trade all methods!
- Flip. This is the fastest way to turn a profit. Buy Low, Sell High.
- Media Buzz Portfolio. Obtain a portfolio which is full of players who are in the Headlines. Neymar, Harry Kane, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and so on.
- Performance Buzz Portfolio. Obtain a portfolio full of the best performers. Neymar, Parejo, Otamendi, Fekir and so on.
- Wonderkids. Purchase young players for cheap, who will then become the next stars. Similar to flipping, but very long term holds.
There are various ways to Profit on Football Index, which I will now go into detail with.
This is the latest installment from Football Index, created to earn traders even more money in dividends. The below scoring system shows you how many points a player earns per action. If your player plays well, you receive dividends up to 18p per share!.
If you buy Lemos, he only needs 3 Performance Buzz wins in his whole career for you to make a profit! Note, this is based on his current price, as soon as his talent is recognised he will be £1.50+.
This is another way to profit on Football Index. If your player is mentioned in the Media, he stands a good chance of returning you money.
Very similar to stocks and shares, player values are affected by the Media rumours.
Media Buzz is calculated using the following publications:
Talksport, UEFA, The FA, ESPN, FIFA, Football League, Daily Mail, Daily Star, The Times, Telegraph, Independent, Daily Express, The Guardian, Metro, Daily Mirror, BBC Sport, Football365, Goal.com, Huffington Post and Sky Sports.
There is an algorithm which detects how ‘positive’ the article is, the better the article, the more buzz points scored.
The person with the most buzz points at the end of the day, earns the dividends payout.
As well as earning money from dividends, trading profit is another way to make money on Football Index.
If you purchase shares in a player while there is little demand, you will be able to add him to your portfolio at a minimal price.
Once the demand comes for this player, you will notice his price will rocket. At this point you can decide to sell him, for a profit.
From my recent research of the markets, I have noticed that if your player earns Media Buzz or Performance Buzz dividends, his price will rise as traders will rush to get on this player, giving huge profit opportunities.
A Fresh, Smarter Way to bet
I am no stranger to an accumulator bet… but I am so glad that I found Football Index.
When you place a sportsbook bet, you are risking the whole stake of the bet for some winnings. This means that you can potentially end up with nothing!
With Football Index, if you invest into a player, you won’t lose your full stake. The most I have ever lost is on Lorenzo Insigne, pictured above, i’m currently around £20 down on his current price, but have earnt almost £70 in dividends.
You can adopt various strategies to spread your risk, so that if a player does lose some value, it won’t affect your portfolio.
I put 70% of my bankroll on steady players, who have a great chance of winning both Performance & Media dividends. These players should at least maintain value, as well as earning me healthy dividends.
I keep 20% of my bankroll to use on players who have ‘decreased’ in value. Buy low, sell high!
The Final 10% is used for youth players. This 10% is high risk, but potential for a huge payout!
What is Football Index?
Football Index is the new way to trade. As you have learned above, Football Index offers players the ability to buy and sell shares in footballers.
Is Football Index risk free?
Football Index offers £500 Risk Free for new members, but if you are an existing customer, yes it is classed as gambling. Although, if you put your football knowledge to the test, you will be fine!
Why is it different to betting with bookmakers?
There is no comparison between bookmakers and football index.
For example, if you bet on Man Utd and they lose, your complete stake is lost & the bet is completed.
If you invest £20 to buy 5 shares of Messi, but he drops 5p in price, that’s only a 25p loss! There is no way that you can lose your full stake, unless something rare happens such as a sudden death of a player, but I’m sure the Index would do what they could to help their members out. They have been really good so far!
What is Media Buzz?
Media Buzz is a way to make money from footballers that you currently own in your portfolio.
Media Buzz is scored by tallying up articles by the Top Publishers such as Talksport and also newspapers. Each article is scored independently, based on how positive the story is.
At 23:00 each night, the scores are tallied up for that day, the player with the most points will then be eligible for a dividend payout. This will be paid into your account if you are eligible.
Note, you can’t buy the players while they have high media buzz scores and receive a dividend, you must hold the player in the portfolio on the previous day.
What is Performance Buzz?
The second method of earning money by dividends is Performance Buzz.
Performance Buzz has recently been introduced to help members profit even more from the index!
There are 4 ways to make money on performance buzz. This is split into player positions, so you get one for Top Defender, Top Midfielder, Top Forward. There is also a dividend rewarded to the Top Star.
The Top Star is the player who has built up the highest overall number of points. This can be a player from any position, whereas the Top Defender can only be won by a defender ( and so on)
It is possible to win what’s called a ‘clean sweep’ on the Football Index, earning dividends from all possible positions, plus Top Star and Media Buzz. This isn’t very often I’ll admit, but when it occurs, your bankroll will take a healthy increase.
How does Trading Activity affect the Share Price?
Trading activity is something which directly influences share price, as if a large number of players are sold, the price will ultimately decrease. If a large number of shares are purchased, the price will increase.
If a trader sees another trader pile money into a footballer, they may think that there’s some kind of ‘inside knowledge’ trading occurring, this will then snowball onto hundreds of traders causing a mass increase!
What is the First Team?
The First Team consists of the Top 200 players on Football Index.
These are players which are tradeable & can earn dividends.
Squad players are not tradeable & not eligible for dividends (as you can’t own any shares)
What is the Squad?
The squad consists of every player other than those in the First Team. To be selected for the first team, members must vote on who they want promoted.
Every Friday, two players with the highest number of votes will enter the first team, swapping places with the two lowest priced players from the First Team.
What is Promotion Day?
Promotion day is when two new players enter the Football Index. They enter the market at 25p starting price, so there is tonnes of profit to be made here!
The two lowest priced players in the First Team are relegated.
What is the Sign Up Offer?
Readers of this Review are eligible for multiple promotions, when registering!
Any losses incurred within your first week will be refunded, as withdrawable cash.
It’s a risk free opportunity to make lots of money!