On Football Index, you can win dividends if your players perform well on the pitch (known as ‘Match Day Dividends’ and ‘In-Play Dividends’) or off the field in the media (known as ‘Media Dividends’).

A dividend is a cash reward for shareholders – you are awarded cash for simply holding shares in the player at the time that they win the dividends. This cash is credited into your account and you can immediately withdraw it.

Any experienced Football Index trader will likely refer to Match Day Dividends as ‘PB’, In-Play Dividends as ‘IPDs’ and Media Dividends as ‘MB’. This is because Football Index previously named Match Day Dividends as ‘Performance Buzz’ and Media Dividends as ‘Media Buzz’.

This guide will explain exactly how these three types of dividends are calculated and awarded – a fundamental bit of knowledge that will enable you to start trading on Football Index with confidence.

Football Index Match Day Dividends (PB)

Match Day Dividends (PB) has been integral to the success of Football Index. However, it should be noted though that when Football Index was born as a platform, only Media Dividends existed and this was enough to keep many traders interested.

Whilst MediaDividends and In-Play Dividends (IPDs) are massive parts of Football Index, Match Day Dividends reward footballing performance more than the other types of dividend and this is what I think many traders can really relate to about the platform.

What are Match Day Dividends (PB) on Football Index?

Match Day Dividends (PB) are the closest thing to Fantasy Football you’ll find about FI. When a player plays in a game, the actions he takes on the field score points – which accumulate over the 90 minutes to give him a total score. The players with the highest total scores at the end of a match day, win dividends.

Media Dividends can be won from a dubious story in the news about a player’s non-footballing antics off the field, whilst IPDs only reward goals and assists in an individual match (or clean sheets for goalkeepers). Whilst these are great ways to make money and keep Football Index interesting, I think the majority of traders find it logical that great on-field performance should be rewarded. However, that’s not to say that the way Match Day Dividends are calculated and assessed is perfect and fair – as we’ll discuss later.

N.B. Before we look at how Match Day Dividends (PB) scoring works, it is worth noting that only some leagues and cup competitions are eligible for Match Day Dividends.

Leagues eligible for Match Day Dividends (PB)

  • Premier League, England
  • La Liga, Spain
  • Bundesliga, Germany
  • Serie A, Italy
  • Ligue 1, France

Cup competitions eligible for Match Day Dividends (PB)

  • UEFA Champions League
  • UEFA Europa League
  • FIFA World Cup
  • UEFA European Championship
  • UEFA European Championship Qualifiers

Match Day Dividends Scoring Matrix

To understand why your players have or haven’t won Match Day Dividends, it’s important to understand how Match Day Dividends scores are calculated.

A player’s Match Day Dividends (PB) score is calculated using Football Index’s Scoring Matrix (see Figure below). The data used to calculate a player’s score is impartial and provided by the world’s leading football sports performance data provider, OPTA.

Football Index Dividends scoring matrix for match day dividends
PB Scoring Matrix 2020

The scoring matrix has been tweaked by Football Index before and it is likely that it will be tweaked again in the future – in a bid to find the most fair way of assessing a player’s footballing performance.

There are a number of things to note about the matrix:

  • Some metrics only apply to certain positions
  • Certain metrics have very high scoring weighted to them 
  • You will see some of these metrics award points positively (rewarding good performance) or negatively (penalising poor performance)
  • Some metrics reward or penalise the whole team’s performance as well as an individuals performance.

You should also note that a multiplier of x 1.25 will be applied to a player’s score when they are playing in the Champions League and Europa League. This is to reward the players playing in the elite competitions on nights where some pb-eligible domestic leagues might also have fixtures.

Individual Performance

Here, we will take a look at some of the key metrics for PB scoring – determined by the individual player. We won’t be looking at GK scoring, due to keepers being largely ignored by the majority of traders.

Positive individual metrics

The heavily weighted positive metrics include:

  • Goal (45 Points)
  • Game Winning Goal (30 Points)
  • Assist (20 Points)
  • Last Man Tackle (20 Points)

The lesser weighted positive metrics include:

  • Shot (3 Points)
  • Attempted Dribble (1 Points)
  • Successful Dribble (3 Points)
  • Shot on Target (5 Points)
  • Corner Won (5 Points)
  • Foul Won (4 Points)
  • Ball Recovery (3 Points)
  • Aerial Duel Won (2 Points)
  • Won Tackle (4 Points)
  • Interception (5 Points)
  • Blocked Shot (5 Points)
  • Clearance (3 Points)
  • Tackle (3 Points)
  • Cross (3 Points)
  • Accurate Long Ball (2 Points)
  • Accurate Through Ball (3 Points)
  • Pass (1 Point)
  • Accurate Cross (4 Points)
  • Big Chance Created (3 Points)
  • Secondary Key Pass (3 Points)
  • Key Pass (6 Points)

Negative individual metrics

The heavily weighted negative metrics include:

  • Big Chance Missed (-10 Points)
  • Red Card (-30 Points)
  • Penalty Conceded (-15 Points)
  • Own Goal (-30 Points)
  • Second Yellow Card (-10 Points)
  • Penalty Missed (-20 Points)
Analysis

Some of the positive metrics above are so heavily weighted that they can turn a good Match Day Dividends score into an extremely high score with just a couple of events taking place in the game. For example, let’s say Player X is having a good game and in the 80th minute his live Match Day Dividends score is 160 (a very respectable score) and the score is 1-1. If he scores a goal to make it 2.1 and win the game, he has just been awarded 45 points for the goal and 30 points because it was a game winning goal — therefore a total of 75 points with a single kick of the ball. He now has a score of 235, which has has been high enough to win Match Day Dividends on some occasions historically. See the ‘Dividends Winnings’ section below for more information on how this works.

Whilst some of the negative metrics are also heavily weighted, you would not expect players to commit these penalty offences regularly (e.g. Own Goals and Red Cards) – with the exception of ‘Big Chance Missed’ which many forwards will often commit.

Whilst the heavily weighted metrics can have a massive influence on a player’s final Match Day Dividends score, so can the lesser weighted metrics — as these metrics are for actions that players perform on many occasions during a match e.g. crossing, passing, shots and dribbles.

The perfect example of the cumulative impact of the lesser-weighted actions is Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold who crosses the ball an incredible amount of times in a game for someone classified as a defender. This means that Trent regularly scores well in comparison to many other ‘defenders’ who aren’t given such attacking roles, especially if these crosses become assists etc. We’ll discuss how dividends are awarded for individual positions e.g. defender, midfielder and forward etc. later.

Team Performance

Here, we will take a look at some of the key metrics for Match Day Dividends scoring – determined by the whole team.

The positive metrics for whole team performance include:

  • Clean Sheet (25 Points – but only applies to defenders)
  • Team Win (18 Points)

The negative metrics for whole team performance include:

  • Team Loss (-15 Points)
  • Goal Conceded (-5 Points)
Discussion

These team-based scoring metrics are something every trader should consider when buying shares in a player (if you are buying with the expectation of some Match Day Dividends returns).

You might be buying shares in a very good player who scores well across the ‘individual performance’ metrics, however if he plays in a team that is losing games each week then he is at a significant disadvantage against similar standard players who are playing in good teams that win.

A similar player that is playing in a team that is winning games is being awarded 18 Points for each win, whilst your player is being penalised with -15 Points for the loss and at least -5 for a goal conceded (possibly more if they lose by more than one goal) — creating at least a 38 Point differential between the two player’s potential scores.

This differential is increased even more with defenders playing in teams that keep lots of clean sheets. When you consider a clean sheet is worth 25 Points, a defender in a losing side has to compete against defenders who are being awarded team-based points for the Win (18 Points), a Clean Sheet (25 Points) and your defender is being penalised with the -15 Points and at least -5 for a goal (possibly more) — a total differential of at least 63 Points.

Despite the obvious downside to players playing in losing sides, there is also upside that you can take advantage of. If you find a good player in a losing side that you expect to transfer to a better club that win lots of games, you might be able to get in there first whilst the share price is lower.

Football Index Dividends Payouts

The amount of Match Day Dividends on offer depends on the number of eligible fixtures taking place on a given day. 

As you can see from the Figure below, there are four types of fixture days on Football Index (i.e Media Day; and Bronze, Silver and Gold Match Days).

Football Index Dividends Payouts Table Match Day Dividends (PB) and Media Buzz (MB)
Football Index Dividend Payouts Table

See the table below for the number of fixtures associated with each type of day.

Football Index Dividends Day Type and number of eligible fixtures

The maximum total dividends a player can win are the Star Player dividends as well as a ‘positional win’ in that player’s position category (i.e. top defender, top midfielder or top forward). The player might also win Media Dividends too. 

Therefore, if a striker wins all three of the aforementioned categories on a Gold Day, they’d win a total of 19 p a share (8p + 8p + 3p).

Match Day Dividends Deadline 

If you purchase shares on a match day, you will need to purchase them before 3pm for them to be eligible to win Match Day Dividends on that same day. Whichever players are in the top positions of the Match Day Rankings at 23.59 pm will win the dividends.

How to Identify the Best PB Players on Football Index

Football Index Data Analysis Tools

To identify the players with the best historic PB performance – in order to use this as an indicator for potential future performance – you need data.

Unfortunately, Football Index don’t provide raw data or a data analysis tool themselves. Despite this, there are some fantastic third-party data products available.

I personally recommend IndexGain, which provides everything you could possibly need to undertake in-depth dividend analysis (for Match Day Dividends, IPDs and Media Dividends). IndexGain is integrated with Microsoft’s PowerBI data visualisation tool which allows you to slice and dice Football Index data in any way you like to create powerful data visualisations and draw conclusions about which players are most likely to win dividends or are undervalued.

Let’s look at some of the metrics which are particularly useful in determining a player’s Match Day Dividends winning potential. Bear in mind that Match Day Dividends are still commonly referred to as PB by traders, especially when discussing these metrics.

PB Average 

As it says on the tin, PB Average gives you an average of all of a player’s match day scores from the games he has played in.

The players with the highest average scores on the Index typically command some of the highest share prices. These tend to be quality footballers who are capable of performing to a high standard on a regular basis. 

However, this metric is an average which means a player that could score low some weeks and high on others, resulting in a moderate PB Average. Many traders prefer to look at the ‘Peak PB’ metric which is described below.

Peak PB

A player’s Peak PB score is the highest match day score he has achieved within a given period of time.

Therefore, if you filtered the data to find players that have scored over a certain threshold e.g. 250 points, you will be presented with a list of players who have proven that they are capable of achieving the high scores typically required to have a chance of winning Match Day Dividends.

It’s important to note that a high peak PB score could be anomalous for that player. Perhaps the player just happened to have an exceptionally good or lucky game. Peak PB is not a metric that you can use to determine players that perform consistently to high standards, but it is an exceptionally useful metric for finding players who have produced performances worthy of winning PB dividends in the past – as a potential indicator for doing so again in the future.

PB Base

A player’s Base score is their match day score without points awarded for goals, game winning goals, assists, clean sheets and win/loss points.

This metric is useful as it removes the points which are determined by the whole team’s performance (largely out of the player’s control). It also removes goals and assists (which have significant weighting on the Match Day Dividends Scoring Matrix and can heavily influence a player’s score). 

PB Base score focuses on all of the metrics which a player should be scoring for in nearly every game e.g. passing, successful dribbles, chance creation, crossing, won tackles, fouls won and shots etc.

Other metrics

There are numerous other metrics that traders use to identify players well suited to winning Match Day Dividends. Let me know your favourite metrics in the comments below this article and I’ll update the article over time.

In-Play Dividends

Let’s now move on to another type of dividend: In-Play Dividends (hereafter referred to as ‘IPDs’).

What are In-play Dividends on Football Index?

In general, IPDs are very simple and easy to understand. Outfield players win dividends for each goal or assist they make, while goalkeepers get dividends for each clean sheet.

The most complicated part to understand is that when you buy a new share in a player, this share will only be eligible to win IPDs for the first 30 days after the time of purchase.

For example: if you buy a share in Harry Kane, he will be able to win IPDs each time he plays in a game within the next 30 days.

How much are IPDs worth?

The table below shows how much the IPD payouts are currently worth.

ActionForwardMidfielderDefenderGoalkeeper
Goal1 p1 p2 p2 p
Assist1 p1p1p1p
Clean SheetN/AN/AN/A1 p
In-Play Dividends Payouts 2020

Discussion

IPDs are relatively new to Football Index. They were officially announced in October 2018 following a trial period called ‘Goals and Assists’ and renamed ‘In Play Dividends’. As Football Index explained in their announcement, IPDs add liquidity to the market and help to appeal to a wider audience – providing short-term win opportunities and a reward for traders that trade regularly.

When they were first introduced during the ‘Goals and Assists’ trial, many traders saw them as being slightly gimmicky and something which might have been introduced to appeal to traditional football gamblers who are accustomed to betting on the ‘First Goal Scorer’ market with the high street bookies. Other traders welcomed them, seeing them as a nice bonus to have for their new shares – but not something worth changing their existing trading strategy for.

Whilst you would imagine that this would have been great for traders (having another way to win), it did cause some controversy on the platform. As player prices rose to new highs across the index in the Spring / Sumer of 2019, many people felt like the PB and MB dividends on offer weren’t high enough to justify the high prices of the premium PB and MB players in the market (e.g. Neymar, Pogba, Messi etc.).

At this point, we started to see many traders selling their premium holds and re-investing their money in the lower end of the market – chasing IPDs and Capital Appreciation (where a player’s share value increases from the price you paid for the share).

Short-term trading and flipping

As more and more people turned to short-term trading, you saw a lot of traders carefully analysing runs of fixtures for certain clubs where they believed a particular player in good form had a favourable chance of winning IPDs with easy fixtures and / or lots of fixtures within the 30-day window. Players like Jamie Vardy (frequent goal scorers), who weren’t necessarily well suited to winning PB, quickly became sought after.

This saw a type of trading called ‘flipping’ becoming very popular on the index. Traders would buy a share in a player in advance of favourable fixture(s). These traders would sometimes sell for a profit shortly before the game (as a lot of money often moves into players on the run-up to a match day), or would wait to sell until after the player scores (as goals often prompt traders to buy into a player, resulting in a spike in the player’s share price).

If you can time the buying and selling well, there is very good money to be made from doing this. Quite often, it can be a case of ‘fastest finger first’, meaning traders have to be paying attention throughout live games and ensuring they have score alerts set up etc. You have to remember that you pay 2% commission on every sale – and if you use the ‘instant sell’ function, you’ll lose some value to the spread. But if you can catch a good rise and market sell quickly, there’s good money to be made for some people.

However, it should be noted that many traders including myself, are not good at this strategy and you can end up with a share in a player that you weren’t planning on holding for the medium-to-long term (or cutting your losses and selling for a loss).

Since Football Index realised that traders weren’t necessarily happy with the amount of Match Day Dividends and Media Dividends on offer last year, they massively increased the dividend payouts in November 2019. This saw many traders pour money back into the top end of the market which is now thriving once again.

IPDs remain a great dividend to have on Football Index. How you choose to ‘use’ them will be up to your trading strategy. If you want to find out more about short-term trading, I would recommend that you check out The Ginger Pirlo – one of the best short-term traders within the Football Index community.

Media Dividends (MB)

Players can win Media Dividends (also referred to as ‘Media Buzz’ or ‘MB’) based on the coverage they receive in online news feeds.

Points are awarded each time a player is mentioned in an article. The number of points can vary, with more points being awarded for particularly positive articles that discuss the player in a good light or negative points if the article doesn’t reflect well on the player.

Every 24 hours, whichever player(s) finish in the required position(s) will win Media Buzz and shareholders will be awarded dividends.

There is a media dividends payout every day of the year.

Which online media sources are used for media dividends?

The following media feeds are used to inform a player’s MB score:

  • Talksport
  • UEFA
  • The FA
  • ESPN
  • FIFA
  • The Football League
  • Daily Mail
  • Daily Star
  • The Times
  • Telegraph
  • Independent
  • Express
  • Guardian
  • Metro
  • Daily Mirror
  • BBC
  • Football365
  • Goal.com
  • Huffington Post
  • Sky Sports

What are the Football Index Media Dividends payouts?

Media Dividends payouts take place on every day of the year. However, on some days, more than one player can win Media Dividends.

As you can see from the table below, if PB-eligible matches are taking place, only one player can win media dividends. On days where no PB-eligible matches are taking place, three players can win media dividends.

Day type1st2nd3rd 4th5th
Match days3pN/AN/AN/AN/A
Non Match Days5p3p1pN/AN/A
*Bonus periods5p3p1p1p1p
Media Dividend Payouts 2020
*Each bonus offer is different. This is based on the April 2020 bonus offer during covid-19

On occasions where there is a sustained break in football, such as a summer where there isn’t a World Cup or Euros, Football Index may run a media dividends bonus promotion. This might be ‘double dividends’ on the top three media places, or they might just extend media dividends to the top five places. Each bonus is different, but the table above gives you an idea about what they have done in the past.

Media Dividends deadline

Normally, you have to buy a share before 3pm for your share to be eligible for that day’s media dividend payout.

However, during the covid-19 break in football, this was increased to 8pm to give traders a chance to assess which players were doing well in the media rankings on a given day, encouraging more trading as traders look to buy shares with the intention of winning the media dividends for that day.

Whichever players are in winning positions in the Media Dividend Rankings at 23.59 pm that night will win dividends.

How are Media Dividends calculated?

Football Index use a tool which ‘scrapes’ articles from various media publication’s RSS feeds and allocates points to a player each time they are mentioned in an article.

Each player’s points accumulate throughout the day and you can keep tabs on the leaderboard which is displayed on the Football Index App and Website.

In general, for the article to count towards a player’s media score, it must include their full name. However, there are some exceptions which have caused some controversy. For example, articles with ‘Neymar’ in the title do qualify. Football Index don’t require his full name of ‘Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior’ to be used. However, an article only using Lionel Messi’s surname (i.e. ‘Messi’) wouldn’t count. Football Index also use Dortmund’s Erling Braut Haaland’s full name on his Football Index profile, yet they decided that ‘Erling Haaland’ would be used for Media mentions.

Football Index are also entitled to remove articles which include sensitive topics such as illegal activity or racism etc. and these articles will not count towards a player’s final total score.

AFINN-165 sentiment analysis

Don’t be put off by the the tech-speak below. I’m going to briefly introduce you to the way in which Football Index determines whether articles are discussing positive or negative topics (i.e. sentiment analysis). Understanding the geeky backend of the platform might help you make more sense of media dividends when you’re trading, so it’s worth getting a basic understanding.

As mentioned earlier, positive and negative points can be applied to each article in which the player is mentioned. Football Index’s media algorithm uses a ‘sentiment analysis’ tool called AFINN-165 which analyses the article titles and applies points based on the keywords it detects.

Certain keywords such as ‘greatest’ will receive positive points, whereas other such as ‘worst’ will receive negative points. You can try writing your own title using AFINN-165 here. There is a set list of 3382 words which the tool can recognise and it applies points ranging from -5 to +5 depending on the strength or the positive or negative sentiment.

Once the Football Index algorithm has used AFINN-165 to determine an article’s sentiment score, Football Index performs the following calculation to determine the final amount of Media points that the article will contibute to a player’s final media score:

(sentiment score + 1) x 20

So, let’s say a title reads “Jose Mourinho says Paul Pogba is a good player”. AFINN-169 would apply a +3 sentiment score for the use of ‘good’ and then Football Index would add three plus one to get a score of four. This would then be multiplied by 20 to give a final score of 80.

If you had a very similar title of “Jose Mourinho says Paul Pogba is a superb player”, AFINN-169 would apply a +5 sentiment score for the use of ‘superb’. Football Index would add five plus one to get a score of six. This would then be multiplied by 20 to give a final score of 120.

If the sentiment score of a title is zero because none of the AFINN-169 keywords are used in the title, Football Index will still run the calculation of (0+1) x 20 = 20.

Negative points articles are not attributed to players and don’t detract from their total media score.

The minimum points for an article assigned to a player’s total media score is therefore 20 points.

What factors are good for Media Dividends?

You’ll find some players are clearly more suited to winning Media Dividends than others. You will discover certain media darlings who the press can’t write enough about. Any blog you read on Football Index will use Paul Pogba for this example, probably citing the fact that he can get media attention for a contract dispute, a public spat, or even a new hair cut (the most overused analogy in Football Index).

You also have the controversial characters who always seem to be stirring up debate in the media. Remember Mario Balotelli’s brilliance and notorious antics when he was in England. “Why always me?”. Great players like Wayne Rooney – who divide opinion and deliver on the pitch – are perfect players for Media Dividends. Even in his time at Derby County, Rooney still picks up Media Dividends.

There is also a bias in the media to write about certain clubs more than others. For example, Manchester United players tend to receive the greatest media attention to this day, despite some below-par seasons in recent years. Odion Ighlalo went from footballing obscurity in China to being one of the Top 10 Media Dividend winners of 2020 (so far) due to his move to Machester United. They’re still a massive club with a global reach and people love to read about them and their players.

Similarly, England internationals are highly likely to get a lot of media attention – largely due to the fact that Media Dividends currently rely on predominantly English publications. Especially if a major tournament is on the horizon, you know that international players are likely to be in the spotlight and have a good chance of receiving articles eligible for Media Dividends.

Transfer rumours remain to be one of the best drivers of media attention. If a player is linked with a high-profile move, especially if it’s to a media-magnet club, players can mop up a serious amount of dividends while the speculation plays out in the media. Transfer sagas which drag on over weeks and months can result in a player’s price rapidly rising as traders look to capitalise on the Media Dividend wins. However, you have to be wary of a fall in price if the move falls through, or even if the move completes and the media attention dies off.

These are just a few of the high-level factors you should consider if you’re looking to target Media Dividends. If you want to delve deeper, you might want to analyse past media performance data.

How to analyse which players are best suited to winning Media Dividends

As I mentioned earlier in the PB section of this guide, having historical dividend data is extremely useful for predicting future performance. Once again, IndexGain is a great product for conducting this analysis – and they have now added a specific Media Dividends analysis tool which gives you data on a variety of metrics such as:

  • Total number of articles for each player
  • Average Media Score
  • Average number of articles per day
  • Total Score for each player within a timeframe you specify (all media points accumulated into a single total)
  • Yield – i.e. the percentage of their share price that they have returned in Media Dividends
  • And more…

Why Media Dividends needs an overhaul by Football Index

Quite simply, the Media Dividends algorithm and scoring system needs an overhaul by Football Index.

It isn’t ideal that some players are recognised as having single names (e.g. ‘Neymar’ or ‘Fred’) which are picked up more easily that players who require their full name to be mentioned in a title e.g. ‘Kevin De Bruyne’. We’ve also seen a situation where some articles are being attributed to the wrong player with the same name.

The bias towards English media has been tolerable until now. However, Football Index is beginning to open up in new territories around the world with some ambitious expansion plans. Traders in these countries aren’t going to be impressed if their top domestic talent aren’t as likely to win Media Dividends. Foreign media publications will need to be added to the Football Index platform keep pace.

Football Index also have to remove articles manually when they deal with sensitive topics, which is somewhat clunky and creates uncertainty and frustration for traders who can’t be sure if certain articles will be removed.

Football Index have acknowledged these shortcomings and will be reviewing it in due course following other pressing technological improvements which are being made to the platform.

Will Football Index keep Media Buzz Dividends in the future?

As I mentioned earlier in this guide, Media Dividends were the only dividend on offer when Football Index was born as a product. Traders were buying and selling shares in footballers – solely with Media Dividends on offer.

This shows that this win-mechanic alone was enough to stimulate trading and entertain users, albeit to varying degrees. Many traders look back now and comment on how Football Index wasn’t anywhere near as exciting when only Media Dividends existed.

Luckily, we now have three different types of dividends on offer. Not only does this make the platform highly entertaining, with a diverse range of win-mechanics for traders to pursue, but it also makes the platform unique compared to virtually all other sports betting outfits.

Essentially, you can win money on Football Index 365 days a year thanks to Media Dividends – regardless of whether or not any football matches are taking place.

Football Index during the covid-19 coronavirus pandemic

Nothing has highlighted the importance of Media Dividends to Football Index more than the covid-19 pandemic. When we look at the performance of the Football Index as a whole, we can use the ‘FOOTIE’ to monitor how the index is performing.

As you can see from the chart below, there was a dip in the market in early March 2020 when the severity of the covid-19 crisis became clear and the impact on sporting events was obvious – with events being cancelled around the world. This dip in the market was hardly surprising with financial markets and the likes of the FTSE 100 and Dow Jones tanking. You would imagine that with no football on the horizon, football index would take a big hit too.

The FOOTIE price movements between January 1st and April 22nd 2020

However, due to some intervention from Football Index to widen the spreads (the difference between a player’s buy and instant sell price), most traders stopped selling as they weren’t prepared to lose a lot of profit to the spread – and they couldn’t market sell as traders mostly weren’t buying.

Since the initial dip, we’ve seen the market go from strength to strength with serious investment from traders and record high player prices.

But why might this be with no football on the horizon? Whilst there are a few contributing factors (An 8.25% deposit bonus, rumours of some European leagues restarting in May or June and some discounted player prices), the main factors for this is the offer of Media Buzz Dividends and the removal of the ‘Instant Sell’ function.

Football Index are able to offer a win-mechanic that offers payouts every day of the year – even when football has been cancelled globally or during the summers where there aren’t any major international tournaments. This is a USP that other traditional sports betting platforms don’t have, and it has demonstrated how resilient Football Index is during the worst crisis the sport has faced since the war.

Summary of Media Buzz

MB is therefore absolutely crucial to the future success and resilience of Football Index as a platform. It will be a massive challenge for the company to iron out the frustrating technical difficulties with the algorithm and to widen the list of publications to include foreign media – but is a challenge I’m sure the company will rise to.

Next steps…

I hope you found this Football Index Dividends Guide useful and informative. I always recommend that new traders start small and get used to the market while learning how the platform works.

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