Daily Stock Watch – Daybreak Coronet

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Hello, readers and welcome to the Wednesday edition of the Daily Stock Watch! The Modern meta is starting to tilt towards varying directions, and players have resorted to an old strategy to win tournaments lately. One archetype that has made a resurgence lately has been making lots of noise after it took down Magic Online's 2018 Modern Championship, and this has helped the cause of some cards to surge upwards again. Our card for today is one of the key components of the deck that allows it to make some games one-sided as it can be, and it's also one that got lost in transition as Modern shifted to different pacesetters in the past. It is now making a strong comeback financially, and we could be in for a ride.

Aura Hexproof is now a thing again, and Slippery Bogle is just as scary as it was back in the day when it was dominating. Daybreak Coronet is a very fine card once it makes its way to Bogle's body (or with Gladecover Scout), and it just goes berserk if Kor Spiritdancer survives every possible removal that would come its way and become Voltron reincarnate. Thanks to this deck, Daybreak Coronet is back to $18.99, which is not so far from its all-time high of $21.63 back in 2015. This sudden surge also helps in padding the value of Modern Masters 2015 boxes along with the rise of Karn Liberated and the gradual rise of Tarmogoyf. The only thing we're uncertain here is for how long could it sustain this price tag in the current metagame.

For reference, check out the Aura Hexproof list that Dmitriy Butakov steered to victory in the said event.

Upon checking the list above, some major gainers from the deck outside of Daybreak Coronet include Gaddock Teeg, Leyline of Sanctity, and Kor Spiritdancer. I think that the return of Jace, the Mind Sculptor and Bloodbraid Elf in Modern has caused some serious price uptick for a lot of cards, and this trend should continue every now and then once a new archetype emerges as a serious contender for format dominance. As things stand, the "solitaire" deck where Daybreak Coronet is a part of has been consistently making the top eight of certain events, both online and in paper, since people have been too keen on coming up with a deck that takes advantage of their new toys. This breakthrough could have had happened anytime in the past but is only occurring now because people are experimenting on what deck best fits their taste. Aura Hexproof should be just fine in this chaotic meta, but I don't want to pin my hopes on it for as long as Liliana of the Veil is everywhere.

Possible Short Term Gainers in Modern

There has been a lot of variance lately on what decks are winning big events, and these cards have made a number of appearance on most of them. I'm quite sure that some of them are already progressing upwards financially, but I won't be featuring any of them soon in the Stock Watch. We'll try to focus more on surprising developments from role players where we have more room for profit, or if we could get rid of some stocks while they are hot. Shoot me if I'm wrong, but I think that Daybreak Coronet is just a "heat of the moment" thing. I'd say that its time in the limelight won't be as long as some would deem it could be.

At the moment, online stores such as StarCityGames, Card Kingdom, and a majority of vendors via TCGPlayer are all out of stock of Daybreak Coronet. One more major win for the deck and we could expect this card to reach $20 territory in the coming weeks. They were handsomely priced at $7.99 before via Card Kingdom, so there must be a way to access them for that price range from players who aren't really into the hype. It would be best to sell off your spares once it reaches $20-$25 (for both the Masters copies and the ones from Future Sight) as it might plummet again soon once the Modern axis tilts somewhere else.

And that’s it for the Wednesday edition of the Daily Stock Watch! See you again tomorrow, as I preview new cards that should be on the go, or good enough for speculation purposes. 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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