Old Friends and New Faces at QS

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It is with great pleasure that I announce the return of some of our most beloved authors to QS, along with some new people in the QS constellation of sites. Our membership has grown and we want to reinvest that into your Insider subscription, bringing you more intelligent writing and skillful insights.


Corbin Hosler, one of the founding writers of QS, has returned to the site that he started with. Corbin has created a flourishing career in Magic journalism, writing for Wizards of the Coast's coverage team. We are proud to have him back; he will be in an editorial role with QS and Modern Nexus. Modern Nexus is a companion site of ours and is quickly becoming the go-to spot for Modern strategy. We are pleased to welcome his strategic insights and hustle, as well as his patience for turning my improper hyphens into en-dashes.

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Sigmund Ausfresser is another founding writer on QS and was a bedrock of the site for many years. We are thrilled to have him back. Sig mixes insights from the traditional stock market along with his long Magic finance history. His articles are always original and sharp. Over the years, Sig has developed well-earned devotion and an enthusiastic following. I've had people email me, asking when we're getting him back. It's good to have him home. Sig is back in his Monday spot, getting you ready for a week of trading. Check out his article today!



Douglas ( DJ ) Johnson has a phenomenal track record at original Magic finance insights. Whether he's teaching us about basic lands with uncommon price tags or treating buyers right, he's got a hands-on approach that transcends theory. DJ wants you to make money on Magic in unusual ways. If you want to know the right way to handle and process cards, from bulk to gems, keep an eye on his articles. D.J. is a guy who does what he talks about. You'll see his columns appearing on the QS homepage.



Jim Casale is a hybrid finance and strategy writer. Jim analyzes how tournament performance (or even just hype) can lead you to great speculation cards and underpriced assets. He will be heading a new article series on Modern Nexus, focusing on grinding your way to Modern victories on the battlefield and in the trade binder. We are pleased to add another strategically-minded voice to Modern Nexus and I think you'll love the way Jim looks at the game.

Jim Casale


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Douglas Linn

Doug Linn has been playing Magic since 1996 and has had a keen interest in Legacy and Modern. By keeping up closely with emerging trends in the field, Doug is able to predict what cards to buy and when to sell them for a substantial profit. Since the Eternal market follows a routine boom-bust cycle, the time to buy and sell short-term speculative investments is often a narrow window. Because Eternal cards often spike in value once people know why they are good, it is essential for a trader to be connected to the format to get great buys before anyone else. Outside of Magic, Doug is an attorney in the state of Ohio.  Doug is a founding member of Quiet Speculation, and brings with him a tremendous amount of business savvy.

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17 thoughts on “Old Friends and New Faces at QS

  1. Yes, mtgprice has been on a very sharp decline, with its managers not keeping their word. The quality has suffered GREATLY over the past 20 months that I’ve been following he website. Most of their content(with more and more being restricted) is for paid members only, and a lot of that is not very good quality. I strongly am against paying any money on their site, and am glad to see that the last few reasons for doing so have gone back to QS.

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