With Commander 2017 hitting the shelves, it’s a good time to review the basics of the format’s demand—who do these cards appeal to, and what are their buying habits?
Brian lays out the basic rules he follows for every spec—when to buy, when to sell, and how to identify cards by their relation to major trends in the Magic market.
MTGO price changes often portend similar movement in paper. David looks at the phenomenon and discusses how to take advantage.
On the surface MTG finance looks healthy, but there are some areas of weakness. This begs the question: do we stick with what’s working or shift to the underperformers?
One day it’s Devoted Druid, the next it’s Mana Matrix. Buyouts are a daily occurrence, but one that’s not too hard to capitalize on if you can get ahead of the spike.
Sealed product is yet another way to invest money in Magic. David looks at some quantitative measures of the value of different sets and what drives it.
A busy schedule can mean missed opportunities. Sig introduces “window shopping,” a new approach to MTG finance that’s low-risk, high-reward, and easy to do at your own pace.
Wizards announced no changes to the B&R list, and Modern Masters drops this weekend. Brian sums up his thoughts on the latest news and the impact to finance.
Around the time of MMA, Sig sold some Modern staples in anticipation of reprints. It took five years for those sales to pay off. This week he looks closely at the data to evaluate his decision.
Modern Masters 2017 is sure to cause price drops, but that’s no reason to panic. Trends from past all-reprint sets can tell us much about how to react smartly.
Despite the bumpy ride in 2016, Sig has recently shifted from bear to bull on MTG finance. This week he shares the catalysts on the horizon he sees driving Magic’s—and our portfolio’s—growth.
Brian shares a wide-lens perspective on how he sees Magic finance changing of late, and where to direct our speculative energies in response.
With low-value specs, transaction fees can eat up a large portion of profits. Foils are a natural remedy. Sigmund looks at the phenomenon and suggests some foils for pick-up.