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Chicago Mercantile Exchange Selling Rain Futures

As of Nov. 1, investors can place money on the chances that it will rain. What do you think?

  • "Finally, I can hedge against my potato-salad-related losses in the event the church picnic is rained out."

    Charles Sakes
  • "I'd like to bet that it will rain sometime this winter. Do you have to be more specific than that, or did I just win?"

    Devin Gray
  • "I promised my husband I'd never gamble again, but okay, put me down for $500 on it never raining again."

    Judy Flemming
    Quality Control Supervisor