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Take a punt, on Obama?

By James Crabtree  
Obamas odds shorten

Obama's odds shorten

And you thought the reckless speculation was over? Just as the era of highly leveraged Hedge Funds investing lots of borrowed money to get fractional returns seemed to passing, so I just met someone for lunch, who told me they’d just put a substantial bet on Obama to win the election. Normally, an inside tip is a sign of knowledge, something everyone else doesn’t know. Clearly not so in this case. I was momentarily taken aback. They explained that, given the virtual certainty of victory, 15-1…

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