Will the formula for fees be changed before July?
Jul 1

Currently, the formula is:

Fees = (shares) * prob * (1 - prob) * 0.07

If it gets changed in any way before July, this market resolves YES.

If I made the same kind of bet on the same market before August, with the same amt of subsidy and all that, and fees changed, the market resolves YES. If fees are removed, resolves YES.

however, if a new currency is added, named spice or anything else, that follows the same formula for fees but doesn't apply to mana, i won't consider that a different formula for the purpose of this question. If you think of extra edge cases, please bring them up! :p

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What happens if you are incorrect about the formula declared in this market? The maximum possible if you multiply probability * 1-probabilty is 0.25, and .25*.07 = 1.75%
The tooltip text says "fees range from 0% to 7% of your bet amount" so your formula can't be right.

@JamesBakerc884 shares don't cost 1M, they cost prob/100 mana for YES, and 1-that for NO. So if you're at 50% and you buy 1000M worth of shares, that's 2000 shares x 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.07 = 35M. So 3.5% of the 1000M spent. If you think I'm getting it wrong lmk though, I'm not 100% sure

seems right:

@Bayesian Oh thank you for that correction, I got that part wrong.

shares*prob is the basic cost, then, and (1 - prob) is the "increasing the more unlikely" part... but that's only true if you're betting YES.

Does "unlikely" (in your understanding, and in your formula) flip sign when one is betting NO?

Up to a rough approximation (ignoring slippage), it's basically a linear function that is flipped between YES and NO:

the red line is YES, blue line is NO, x axis is the market probability, and the y axis is the percentage (0 to 1) you pay in fees per mana spent.
So if the market is at 1%, you pay almost 7% in YES fees (1% less than that i believe), and basically 0.07% in NO fees. If the market is at 50%, you pay 3.5% in YES fees, 3.5% in NO fees. If the market's at 99%, you pay close to 7% in YES fees, and 0.07% in NO fees. The shares x prob x (1-prob) part makes it so shares either cancels out with prob, or with 1-prob, depending on whether you're buying YES or NO shares

@Bayesian Cool so I hear you saying that your formula covers both cases already because you're using a "prob" that is "probability your bet pays off" versus raw market probability.

I think everything is clear for me, thanks for your patience!

@JamesBakerc884 Since the formula has (prob) * (1 - prob), it doesn't matter whether you take the raw market probability or the probability your bets pay off.

bought Ṁ25 YES

My mana may be slighly more valuable in worlds where the formula gets changed