As the new season rolls on, Football INDEX continues to go from strength to strength. The last couple of days have seen some more incredible gains for traders and following the Footie’s growth of 272 points yesterday (and 341 the day before), the Index is now well past the 30,000 mark. This continued growth is an indication of just how much the Index is snowballing at this moment of time.
Remember the day 😎
The Footie has surpassed 30,000 points 🔥
— Football INDEX (@FootballIndexUK) August 15, 2018
Just glancing at the number of Twitter followers on the platform (currently standing at 17.3k) and you can get a good sense of the number of traders who are flocking towards the Index. This number of Twitter followers has been growing across the summer and just a couple of weeks ago stood at 16k. Following the incredible work Index HQ have done on their advertising campaigns, including the upcoming TV adverts featuring Motty (watch it here), it’s little wonder we’re experiencing such significant gains at this moment of time. With so much interest in the Index, we are quickly getting to a point in which the platform is going to snowball and this can only be a good thing. As more and more come to the realisation of just how much of a game-changer the Index is, it’s likely that the continued daily increases will keep on growing. Just take a look at your portfolio right now. Now imagine what that portfolio would be worth when the Index hits 100k followers on Twitter. The good news is there’s still so much more room for growth.
The major European fixture yesterday saw Atletico and Real Madrid draw swords in the UEFA Super Cup. With Real Madrid’s recent sale of Cristiano Ronaldo (£9.57), many fans will have been wondering how well Madrid would be able to cope without their star man. However, from the evidence of yesterday’s 4-2 loss to Atletico, they may well need to find a replacement striker sooner rather than later. Diego Costa (£2.61) looked as though he will be causing plenty of defenders problems next season and his brace (including Europe’s fastest ever Super Cup goal!) ensured a 21p increase for Costa. The Spanish striker has settled back into life at Atletico and his partnership with Antoine Griezmann (£5.87) is surely one of the most deadly in Europe. Saul Niguez (£1.98) and Koke (£2.10) grabbed Atletico’s winning goals in extra time and both men saw additional increases in value as a result.
Perhaps the man to replace CR7 could be Karim Benzema (£2.14)? The French forward grabbed a headed goal during the match which secured a 15p increase in his value. You’d have to think that if Madrid don’t purchase a striker before the transfer window closes, then surely Benzema will be delivering a higher goal return than last season’s league return of just 5 goals. Although Benzema did jump up in value, Sergio Ramos (£3.19) was the real winner yesterday on the Index. His penalty sent traders into a frenzy, with a massive increase in value of 62p. If Ramos is to be Madrid’s major penalty taker this season, it is little wonder investors have moved quickly to secure the Spaniard in their portfolios. A penalty-taking defender (particularly one for a European giant such as Madrid) will surely secure plenty of dividends throughout the season. Let’s hope Ramos continues to tuck them away like he did yesterday.