Three Ways To Win

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Buying Shares

Football Index is a betting platform on which you can place a Bet (which we call a 'Share') with us in exchange for the chance to win a daily payout (which we call a 'Dividend').

You may buy up to a maximum of 100 Shares for each footballer at the Published Price in a single transaction, providing you have sufficient funds in your Account. The maximum number of Shares you can buy per single transaction may change from time to time.

As the Bet is a fixed odds bet, we publish the price of each footballer that reflects the levels of demand for buying or selling each footballer (“Published Price”).

Your Shares are displayed in a section of your account known as “Portfolio”. This will always display the number of Shares you hold. A time-stamped record of the Bets placed are held in the ‘Transaction History’ of your Account (each Bet transaction may be archived after 3 months from the date of placing the Bet).

1st Team and Squad

There is a 1st Team and a Squad.

In the 1st Team, there are 200 footballers available to trade. You are currently not able to trade footballers in the Squad but this may change and we will keep you informed of any proposed changes either by email, via the Website and/or on the App.

In the Squad there are a number of footballers listed who are not in the 1st Team and are therefore not currently tradeable. To promote footballers from the Squad to the 1st Team, you may cast votes for footballers in the Squad, by clicking the thumbs 'up' or 'down' next to the footballer’s name. Each Friday the two footballers with the highest aggregate number of Votes in the Squad are promoted to the 1st Team at an initial issue price of GBP 0.25. We may also offer other promotional issue prices from time to time.

Each Friday we will also relegate two footballers from the 1st Team to the Squad. When footballers are promoted into the 1st Team, they are safe from relegation for a period of 8 weeks. When a footballer has a blue padlock on their profile picture they are safe from relegation for that week. .We relegate the two lowest priced footballers in the 1st Team (who are not padlocked) to the Squad at 9:00am (London time) each Friday.  When the two footballers are relegated from the 1st Team all Bets involving those footballers are lost.

 

How can you win? 

You are able to win a payout (which we call a ‘Dividend’) on your Bet in two (2) ways, depending on the results of charts that we collate each day relating to:

Media Buzz 

 “Media Buzz” is our proprietary daily monitor of all UK online football news, which drives a daily buzz score published in list form on www.footballbuzz.guru. The top three footballers with the highest score each day by 12:00am (London time) are declared the 'winners' for that day. In the event of a tie, the footballer with the latest story unique to that footballer (out of the footballers who are tied) will be ranked higher. We reserve the right to remove stories attributed to a footballer, that are not relating to footballing events, or that actually refer to another similarly named person. Only the top 200 priced footballers in the 1st Team at the end of that specific day are eligible to be scored on the Media Buzz.

Performance Buzz

“Performance Buzz” is our proprietary daily monitor of footballing performance (for football match days in the Eligible Competitions) across the top leagues in Europe (Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, and Ligue 1) and the main two European football tournaments (Champions League and Europa League) (together, “Eligible Competitions”).  The Eligible Competitions may also include additional competitions as and when they are available. On each day there is a football match in any of the Eligible Competitions, we will rank all the participating footballers according to a list of weighted statistics: “The Football Index Scoring Matrix” which is published at trade.footballindex.co.uk/scoring. The Football Index Scoring Matrix is subject to change from time to time. If we need to make any material changes to the Football Index Scoring Matrix we will keep you informed either by email, via the Website and/or on the App. In the event of a tie in Performance Buzz rankings, the footballer with the more recent date of birth will rank higher. If the date of birth is the same, the footballers’ names will be ranked alphabetically starting with the first name. Footballer playing positions are categorised based on data from a third party data provider, and may be updated in the case that the supplier changes the category of a given footballer.

Dividends

The top ranking footballers in the “Media Buzz” and “Performance Buzz” will be eligible for payment of a Dividend, depending on the amount of, and the prestige level of, the football matches taking place on that day. Dividends are paid out according to the “Dividend Table”.  We may pay additional Dividends for promotional reasons, and review and update the Dividend Table.

If you buy a Share prior to the Dividend Deadline, and that Share is ranked in one of the categories in the Dividend Table that Share will be eligible for a Dividend. The Dividend Deadline is midnight (12:00am London time) of the previous day (i.e. a Share is only eligible for a Dividend after you have owned that Share for 24 hours). We may postpone or change the Dividend Deadline for promotional reasons before or during football fixtures to allow users to buy Shares which may be eligible for Dividends. We will keep you informed of any changes to the Dividend Deadline either by email, via the Website and/or on the App.

Selling Shares

You may be able to cash out your Bet early (for either more than you paid for the Bet or for less) by clicking 'Sell' on the Shares you hold in your Portfolio (up to a maximum of 100 Shares per transaction). You are able to sell your Shares in two (2) ways (both of which we take a 2% commission fee and a minimum of 1p from each completed sale transaction):

Go To Market

You are able to cash out your Bet by clicking ‘Go to Market’ on the Shares you want to place in a queue for other users to buy (“Sell Order”). We cash out the Bet subject to finding another user who will 'buy' your Sell Order. We cannot guarantee a price. Your Shares will be sold at the Published Price at which the Sell Order was completed rather than when the Sell Order was placed. However, you may set a lowest price at which you accept another user to buy your Sell Order (“Reserve Price”) and may cancel your Sell Order at any time. If the price of any Share drops below your Reserve Price, we run a process that regularly checks and attempts to cancel your Sell Orders as soon as feasibly possible.

Instant Sell

We publish a sell price at which you may cash out your Bet early by clicking ‘Instant Sell’ on the Shares you want to sell instantly. When you confirm your ‘Instant Sell’, you cash out the Bet and we deposit the monies into your Football INDEX Account instantly. The difference between the ‘Buy’ price and the ‘Sell’ price is the “Spread”. The Instant Sell price will be the lower end of the Spread. The Spread may vary, especially in relation to Share prices that are experiencing high levels of volatility. 

 

Share Period

A Share lasts for three (3) years from the date you place the Bet (the “Share Period”).

Upon the expiry of the Share Period, the Bet will expire – meaning that you will lose your stake and the right to participate in any Dividend.  In advance of the expiry of the Share Period, it is open to you to take steps to sell the Share via the Website and/or the App and buy new Shares in the same footballer. This will result in ‘resetting’ the Share Period associated with the new Shares in that footballer. 

If you have purchased Shares on different dates in the same footballer, and sell them via the Website and/or the App, the oldest Shares will be sold first.  For example, if you make the following Bets via the Website and/or the App:

10 Shares on 1 January 2015;

sell 5 Shares on 1 January 2016;

buy 5 Shares on 1 January 2017; and

sell 5 Shares on 31 December 2018,

none of your Shares would have expired because the oldest would have been sold first (the remaining 5 Shares held would last for 3 years from 1 January 2017 until 31 December 2019).

Retirement

When a footballer retires or has not played football in any of the Eligible Competitions during the preceding calendar year, we reserve the right to remove that footballer, the day after the footballer retires or the day after that preceding calendar year expires, from the 1st Team and/or the Squad and you will not be able to place any further Bets on that footballer.


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Last updated: 16/08/2017 at 15:30 (GMT+1)

 

 

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After much anticipation Football INDEX is launching Performance Buzz on Saturday 19th August 2017. Here's everything you need to know about this exciting new way to profit. 


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The Performance Buzz is a statistical monitor evaluating the on-pitch performance of the world’s best footballers based on OPTA stats from the top five European Leagues, and the two major Continental Competitons . 

Performance Buzz includes: English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, French Ligue 1, Italian Serie A, German Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League

Payouts will be made to the Top Defender (including Goalkeepers), Top MidfielderTop Forward, and in addition the Star Footballer who is the day's top performing player.

Changes In Footballer Prices

The fluctuations in player prices provides a great opportunity to profit from trading either long or short term. Simply Buy Low and Sell High for maximum profits.

 


When Can Footballers Win Performance Dividends?

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Points Scoring 

Performance Buzz points will be allocated as follows:

We will use OPTA to supply statistics, but may if appropriate substitute another data supplier in time. 

Footballer positions are classified using Opta season data and will not update in game if a player moves position or plays out of position during a game. 

Football Index will not be responsible if we become unable to source performance data for any given competition.

Single Day 

When there are between 1 and 4 games taking place in the qualifying leagues.

 


Double Day 

When there are between 5 and 14 games taking place in the qualifying leagues.

 


Treble Day 

15 or more games, or a European Quarter Final or higher, taking place in the qualifying leagues.

 


Match Days are split into three categories with different payout rates depending on the number of matches taking place. The top footballers in each category receive the following payouts per share held...

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DIVIDEND PER SHARE FOR TOP PLAYER IN EACH CATEGORY:

DIVIDEND PER SHARE FOR TOP PLAYER IN EACH CATEGORY:

DIVIDEND PER SHARE FOR TOP PLAYER IN EACH CATEGORY:

What Happens On Non-Matchdays?

When there are no matches being played we will increase the Media Buzz payout total, and pay three places! This is the same format that was trialled during the summer months.

DIVIDEND PAYOUT PER SHARE FOR THE TOP THREE MEDIA BUZZ WINNERS:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can every Footballer win the Media Buzz?
Only the Top 200 Footballers in the the 1st Team can win the Media Buzz. This means that even if a player gets significant Media coverage on a particular day but is not in the Top 200, they will not win the Media Buzz. In this instance the prize is awarded to the top performing qualifying player from the Top 200.

Can Goalkeepers win the Performance Buzz? 
Absolutely! Goalkeepers can win in the 'Defender' and 'Star Footballer' categories. Goalkeepers are also eligible to win the Media Buzz so long as they are in the top 200 footballers on the INDEX, displayed in our 1st Team List.
What is 'The Media Buzz'? 

The Media Buzz aggregates 25 UK football news feeds in real time to score our Footballers according to their daily press coverage. These news stories are also weighted according to sentiment analysis. This method allows us to generate a daily winner, that is the trending Footballer who is talked about in the most positive light that day.

The Footballer with the highest score at midnight each day is the daily winner of the Media Buzz – providing the win mechanic for the fixed odds bet. All shares held in the winning Footballer receive a Dividend payout.

 

Can Footballers positions change?

Our data is supplied by Opta who provide realtime updates to Football INDEX. The positions displayed on Football INDEX are determined by Opta and from time-to-time these may be subject to change without notice as Opta seek to keep their information timely and up-to-date.

 

 

 

Media Buzz

We take 25 UK News Feeds to produce the definitive 'trending' Footballer each day. Media Buzz pays out 365 Days a Year, and when there's no football on we pay three places!

Performance Buzz

Driven by Opta Data  Performance Buzz has four separate dividend opportunities in Top Forward, Midfielder and Defender, plus Top Overall Footballer 

 


Now with three separate ways to profit on Football INDEX, there has never been a better time to build a portfolio of current stars and hot prospects for the future. Happy Trading!

What is 'Performance Buzz'? 

'Performance Buzz' is a statistical performance scoring method which allows Football INDEX traders the opportunity to profit from on-pitch success of footballers. Points are awarded and deducted for different events during a game. Please see the Points Scoring Table for further details.

Can every Footballer win the Performance Buzz?
No. Only "Tradable Footballers", those that can be bought and sold, can win Performance Buzz Dividends. 

What is the Star Footballer?

The Star Footballer is the top performing player on any given match day. Footballers can win this category in addition to their positional category dividend, and indeed Media Buzz dividend.

 

Can I track Performance Buzz on web and app?

Performance Buzz rankings will initially only displayed on web browser either on desktop or mobile webpage. The App will reflect the updates in the next release. Obviously all shares are eligible for Performance Dividends from Saturday 19th August.

 

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Definitions

Performance Buzz points will be allocated as follows: