Posted: 3:11 pm PT
PredictIt is a real money site that tests your knowledge of political and financial events by letting you make and trade predictions on the future. The website says it is an educational purpose project of Victoria University, Wellington of New Zealand, a not-for-profit university, with support provided by Aristotle International, Inc., a U.S. provider of processing and verification services. It involves real money so the consequences of being wrong can be bad for your pocket.
One of its current contracts is Who will be Secretary of State on Jan. 31, 2017? Right now the prediction market is favoring career diplomat, William Burns as the next SecState with Wendy Sherman and John Kerry following at second and third place. The other names making the list is Senator Bob Corker, Senator Rob Portman, and Ron Paul.
The names above are not the only ones going around these days, take a look: