Daily Stock Watch: Year End Report

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Hello, readers and welcome to the last Daily Stock Watch of 2017! After numerous Pro Tours, Grand Prix, new sets, countless price drops, and price spikes, we'll be looking forward to a new year filled with surprises from our favorite card game. I'd like to stray away from featuring a single card today, and would do a recap of the cards that I speculated on (but wasn't able to come up with solid results during my first month end report) since I started writing for Quiet Speculation.

The Holdovers

Tarmogoyf - Goyf has been bottoming out for the latter part of the year, and I wasn't really sure if we should start selling or buying it again. The Future Sight version has dipped from $69 since I wrote about it, and is now sitting at a new all-time low of $66. The copies from the Modern Masters sets have gone down in the same manner as the ones from FS, so just use it as your basis as to when you should start buying in. $60 should be the lowest that it could go, and I'm a buyer at that price.

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Jace, Vryn's Prodigy - JVP was printed in From the Vault: Transform along with 14 other flip cards from different expansions, and I pegged the normal version of the card from Magic Origins to be a good buy if it reaches the $12-$15 range. Its average price is still at $21.78, but the low is currently at $14.24. The decline hasn't been drastic, but it has been steady and looking good for spec purposes. I still like the idea of buying in once we hit our target price.

Bloodbraid Elf - BBE has been the favorite spec target of a lot of finance junkies for some time since it was banned in Modern. The low price for this card at the time of my writing was $0.52, and it has doubled since, as it now sits at $1.23. If you're one of the people who joined this craze, we'll see how your spec turns out in about two weeks time.

Aether Hub - I'm not really sure about the direction where Standard is headed as long as this card is around (or for as long as energy variants are the best decks in the format), so I initially thought that this should get banned to balance thing out. Card Kingdom was still willing to pay $1.15 for normal copies and $1.30 for FNM ones when I wrote about it, and it has now dropped to $0.45 and $0.40, respectively. It's looking more and more likely that something crazy will happen to it soon.


I'd be creating a follow up on other specs we had, based on what I promised, which is a quarterly review. I'd just like to make a special mention of As Foretold which I wrote about here, as it has now rebounded nicely after seeing some exposure in a unique Living End deck online. The price has more than doubled in a matter of days, and this just goes to show how quickly things could turn around in Magic when something cool or innovative happens. Always keep your eyes and ears open.

And that’s it for the last edition of the Daily Stock Watch for 2017! See you again next year, as we check out new cards that should be on the go, or good enough for speculating. As always, feel free to share your opinion in the comments section below. And if you want to keep up with all the market movement, be sure to check in with the QS Discord Channel for real time market information, and stay ahead of the hottest specs!

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