FigCast 119

Football Index psychology blockbuster Ft. Sam Freedman & Sigmund Fruend

I was rejoined by the great Sam Freedman (@FISamF on twitter) who’s previously been on Ep. 100, 84 & 69), economist, behavioural pyschology buff, education specialist and FI trader – alongside Sigmund Fruend (@Freunds_Mullet – previously on Ep. 107) a sports psychologist who’s been on Football Index 12 months.

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Discussed on today’s show:

– Their favourite books to read
– January surge?
– The announcement
– ‘Exchange rate’ between players
– ‘Top end bashing’
– Trading the bottom end
– Cheap Vs. Value
– What happens when we reach market cap?
– Order books
– FI marketing as a trading platform, not a growth platform
– Football Index marketing in general
– The ‘p’ word
– Dividends over a career
– IPOs
– What is the bet that we’re placing on FI?
– How to value players
– How efficient is the market?
– Why do some youth players not make it?
– Youth player hype
– Age vs. player prices
– Predicting what traders are going to do
– Fear, anticipation, greed, ego
– Biases for new users and old ones
– Hyperbolic discounting
– Separating utility and value
– Delayed gratification
– Best irrational trade
– Who does best on the index, a pyschologist, a data analyst or someone who only watches football?
– Data
– Using xG
– Mainstream FI
– Media buzz… it sustainable?
– The future of FI
– Expansion into new territories

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