Hello, investors! This week I am going to analyze a few cards requested by the readers and other relevant Standard cards to prepare for the new set release. Feedback is highly appreciated; if you want me to write about a certain card just mention it in the comments below.
This Eldrazi creature is a great enabler for the emerge mechanic, and I expect to see a spike during PT coverage if the deck has a good performance. I personally invested in this card and sold them last weekend even though I believe it will go up. Why did I do such nonsense? Because the card is bouncing between 7 and 8.5 tix and I expect it to return to 7 before the Pro Tour, at which point I'll rebuy it.
Thought-Knot's lack of presence at the first Star City Games Standard Open, and the wave of players selling their cards to play Eldritch Moon events on MTGO, make me believe strongly that I can pick it up again at a better price. If you can't close profitably at the current price, I recommend just holding it.
Verdict: Sell (if you're quick)
Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
This planeswalker has been a staple in the most-played decks of the pre-Eldritch Moon metagame. The only way this card will rise again is if it sees as much play as before, or ends up in a fresh new deck at the Pro Tour. I'm not holding my breath on those things occurring, as we can expect the new cards to add more, not less, diversity.
I wouldn't invest in Gideon, but if I had a few copies in my collection I would only close the position if it was profitable. If not, I would keep them and try to sell at the first spike during PT coverage.
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
Kalitas reached his highest price at the end of April when he was so crucial for countering the Nantuko Husk decks. After that he has managed to maintain a price somewhere in the middle as control decks have started to play him maindeck, and Modern decks have adopted him too.
I think the price now is just right. It would be difficult to make a profit so I don't recommend investing in Kalitas, but if you already bought in, you can hold him until the PT coverage and sell as soon as he sees a spike.
This guy is pretty similar to Thought-Knot Seer; both are great with emerge and could see a huge spike during the Pro Tour. The difference between this and his Eldrazi brother is that Matter Reshaper's price isn't bouncing up and down.
The card has already risen a little because of Pro Tour speculation. In the last days it dropped a bit, and today is a great opportunity to buy at 2-ish tix.
Sorin, Grim Nemesis
The last card for today is another planeswalker, and a great example of why reading charts is so important to MTGO finance. Sorin has a support level at 4 tix and a resistance at 5 tix. The decks that play him usually have only one or two copies, so it would be hard to break the 5 tix barrier---but during Pro Tour hype anything can happen.
The worst-case scenario I can imagine for Sorin is him just being stuck at 5 tix, which is great for a card with low spread.
See you next week!