Welcome back, investors!
On Thursday, Wizards announced the schedule for the first part of 2017. The most relevant news for MTGO finance is the return of Invasion block flashback drafts. By the time I'm writing this, it's already late to buy the boosters, but it opens the possibility for other old draft sets being profitable, so pay attention and move fast when Wizards announces them. For now, only Invasion block is confirmed.
The other important information is the return of triple Zendikar draft for a week of flashback queues. This is no surprise for me. I lost interest in speculation on Modern, or basically any older formats, on MTGO, at least until Wizards started showing they were committed to lowering singles prices. If you were holding some fetchlands or other ZEN goodies from before the treasure chest announcement, as I was, waiting for a miracle rebound to close them in positive is unfortunately passed. I sold my ZEN cards at a loss.
Regarding the Standard format: nothing relevant happened after the Grand Prix tournaments, but prices are more volatile than in previous weeks and players are still digesting the new decks in the format.
Let's see the most exciting cards of this week:
Some of the most interesting decks at the GP were White Weenie with Shambling Vents and the WG Humans. The problem with those decks is that they didn't make top eight. Those decks were around in the metagame for a few days and players are aware of them, but the number of players hasn't increased much. I think Thalia's Lieutenant reached a short-term high and selling is the best move. Holding them is also an option, but a slightly worse one, because if those decks don't prove to be strong enough in the current metagame, the price will go back to it lowest level.