July 11th, 2010

FSB Daily 7/11: Fantasy Stock Broker, Help for Trade Deadline, Troops and Late Starters

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

A roundup of items recently posted on the FSB News page.

- FantasyStockBroker.com isn’t the first outlet to apply a fantasy sports-type model to buying and selling stocks. It might, however, be the first to extend it to the point of creating 12-team leagues and pitting players against each other in head-to-head matchups.

- Those who purchase the Trade Deadline Primer e-book — a product of TwinsCentric.com, in collaboration with many other writers — will see part of their money go to help Operation Homefront.

- Interesting question: Would you be interested in some sort of fantasy handicap system, something that allows competitors to start after the season has begun without having to take zeros for weeks past? It’s hard to imagine such a system being worthwhile. League play doesn’t kick off without an appropriate number of teams on hand, and anyone joining a league in season would be taking over an existing team. In tournament/contest-style play, there’s absolutely no way that the field would be cool with late entrants being given points they didn’t earn. (In other words: No.)

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