When asked to write about COVID-19’s impact on Magic, Sig did his best to speculate on potential outcomes. Now, two weeks later, the pandemic’s impact has come more into focus, and Sig has a clearer viewpoint on how this is likely to unfold in the world of Magic finance.
Emotions. Whether we’re speculating on Magic cards or stocks, we all have to handle emotions in order to make optimal choices. This week Sig explores examples where emotion led to poor investments to help avoid these pitfalls in the future.
It’s unavoidable: the Coronavirus is all over the news. Things can become quite dire, and Magic is far from important in the grand scheme of things. However, this is a Magic website–this week Sig explores the virus’s potential impact to MTG finance from both an optimist’s and a pessimist’s lens.
In the third installment of this series, Sig discusses the advanced trading options available to stock market investors, which are absent from the Magic market. Short selling in particular is a commonly used strategy on Wall Street that Magic players can’t leverage…or can they?
This week, Sig builds upon his article series contrasting the stock market with the Magic card market. Not only does price and volume tracking become muddled with Magic cards, but so does the tracking of fear and manipulation!
People tend to consider Magic an alternate investment, comparing it to the stock market. But in reality there are some key differences between the two that everyone needs to consider before taking the plunge. This week Sig investigates these differences in a multi-part series.
Pioneer is a success; a robust turnout at last weekend’s Pioneer MagicFests is proof. But if you’re new to speculating on the format, where do you start? This week Sig examines the Pioneer cards with multi-format appeal to look for reasonable pick-ups.
When people discuss Magic finance, our minds immediately go towards the cards. They are the game pieces, after all, so the game can’t exist without them. However through Magic’s 27 year history, there are a number of ancillary products that can be quite collectible…and valuable.
Enough warning can never be given when it comes to counterfeits–they will always be a risk to Magic economy’s health. By being more savvy when shopping for high-end cards, and avoiding certain traps, one can avoid much of the counterfeit risk that haunts Magic.
2019 has been a tough year to be holding Old School cards, to put it mildly. As prices equilibrate, Sig is slowly making new acquisitions for his collection. Will this be a brighter year for card prices? Or will they continue to stagnate? This week, Sig shares his take.
Sigmund is out for the week! In the meantime, please enjoy this unlocked Insider article from 2018 regarding Springtime Reserved List buyouts.
At the start of 2019, Sig made three predictions for what the year may bring in MTG finance. Twelve months later, he reflects back on these predictions. The results may surprise you; with greater respect for the unknown, Sig looks ahead to 2020.
Tournament Magic will always have its place. But when it comes to game play hours, kitchen table Magic dwarfs the tournament scene. This explains why so many non-tournament legal cards are valuable. This week Sig explores some of the most desirable, which may make for good long-term investments.