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Unformatted text preview: o mic events, including predictio ns o n the prices o f ho mes, go ld, f o reign currencies, o il, and even the eco no mic impact o f hurricanes and tro pical sto rms. HedgeStreet is co nsidered a market and is subject to o versight by the Co mmo dity Futures Trading Co mmissio n.E. Lambert, “Hedging f o r Dummies,” Fo rbes, March 13, 2006, 70– 72. K E Y TAK E AWAYS Many Web 2. 0 efforts allow firms to tap the wisdom of crowds, identifying collective intelligence. Prediction markets tap crowd opinion with results that are often more accurate than the most accurate expert forecasts and estimates. Prediction markets are most accurate when tapping the wisdom of a diverse and variously skilled and experienced group, and are least accurate when participants are highly similar. QU E S TI ONS AND E XE RC I S E S 1. What makes for a “wise” crowd? When might a crowd not be so wise? 2. Find a prediction market online and participate in the effort. Be prepared to share your experience with your class, including any statistics of predictive accuracy,...
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