DEFINITION of Predictive Market

A speculative market that is based on speculations regarding events, such as who will win an election or whether a sports player will be resigned to a team. All of the "trades" involve a prediction with an unambiguous outcome.

BREAKING DOWN Predictive Market

Many predictive markets are available to the public, and encompass predictions from who will win an Oscar, to trends in the video gaming industry. A predictive market is structured as a betting exchange, and participants bet (trade) on how they expect an event to unfold.