Thursday, March 17, 2005
Fighting Illini a Strong Buy
Futures markets in Ireland are predicting that the Fighting Illini will win the NCAA title. Illinois' futures, which would pay out $100 if Illinois were to win, are trading at $21 a share. North Carolina, second on the list, is trading at $20. "The futures market correctly predicted last year that the Boston Red Sox would win their first World Series in 86 years, that U.S. President George W. Bush would be re-elected and successfully called 90 percent of the winners at this year's Academy Awards."