I originally published this on www.Empeopled.com, and we're cross-posting here as part of a partnership with the site.
Simply put, 2014 was a very good year for me, for different reasons. I reached a few professional goals of mine, and that's exciting. What is also exciting is that I had a good year in terms of "Magic Finance." As a finance writer, your column is only as good as your last call shot. No one cares that I was ahead of the curve on Stoneforge Mystic three years ago, or Boros Reckoner in 2013. What people care about is what you're doing for them now, and what you're going to do for them in the future.
So it was nice to have a few big wins in 2014. Specifically, Chalice of the Void and Forked Bolt. I was able to help people get into Chalice of the Void at $5 and Forked Bolt at 50 cents, as well as more Delver-tinged cards like Gitaxian Probe and foil Thought Scour. Most of these turned out to be huge winners and runaway successes as predictions. That's great, and I'm glad I could help people be ahead of the curve.
But this isn't about reflecting back on 2014. It's about looking ahead to 2015, and that's what I want to talk about today. It starts with this admission...
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