- Foreshore and Seabed Act (2004) to be repealed in 2009: bids from $0.0114 down. No way this can happen with the number of sitting days left in Parliament for the year, not with zero notice.
- NZ OCR to drop below (2.5%, 2%, 1.5%, 1%) in 2009; note that there are no scheduled OCR revisions between now and 28 January, so it would have to be an extraordinary thing for RBNZ to step in with an unscheduled drop. Bids ranging downwards from $0.0121
Recall that even a 1% return over 12 days is ... rather larger than that as an annualized return.
These below are less sure things, but still seem overpriced with 12 days to go:
- NZX50 to close 250 points lower than it opens on any day in 2009: bids from $0.0192 down.
- Winston Peters to remain sole leader of NZ First in 2009: asks from $0.9832 up
- Peters to share leadership of NZ First in 2009: bids from $0.0205 down
- Phil Goff to be replaced as Labour leader in 2009: bids from $0.0148 down
- Annette King to be replaced as Labour deputy leader in 2009: bids from $0.0168 down
- Jim Anderton to announce in 2009 he will not stand in next election: bids from $0.0249 down (possible as part of a Christmas letter, I'd reckon)
- Second Minister to depart in 2009: bids from $0.018 down
- National/Maori Party agreement to be terminated in 2009: bids from $0.0158 down
- National/ACT agreement to be terminated in 2009: bids from $0.013 down
- Mugabe to lose Zimbabwe Presidency in 2009: bids from $0.018 down (will he die in the next two weeks? Odds seem less than 1.8%
- North Korea to fire a missile at a foreign country in 2009: bids from $0.0192 down
- Ahmadinejad to lose Iranian leadership in 2009: bids from $0.0205 down
- NZX50 to close below (2250, 2000, 1750, 1500) on any day in 2009 (NZX50 currently at
3150): bids ranging downwards from $0.0180 depending on contract
- S&P 500 to close below (650, 600, 550, 500) on any day in 2009; index currently at 1100. Bids ranging downwards from $0.018.
If you've free cash sitting around in your iPredict account and it's looking for a home, or if you've room to deposit more cash into your iPredict account, and you don't want to have to worry too much about sitting and watching your stocks over the holidays (so the option value of having cash in the account in case of big bargains showing up is low), then have a gander....