Story Features Iowa Electronic Markets

Would you be willing to invest in a candidate if you could make money when the election was over? In other words, if the candidate were a stock, would you want to invest in a few shares? Well, you can! It's the real deal, and it's legal. The business school at the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA began open trading on its "Iowa Electronic Market" back in June of 2006 -- when the candidates were in the very early stages of their campaigns. The business school says the "IEM" is primarily for teaching and research so students can learn how markets work, but anybody can buy in. KSL television and radio is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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