Thanks to the internet, many finance realms are now 24/7, and the Magic finance realm is no different; though there aren’t as many players in this particular realm. You may be wondering why I bring this up. The reason is that it’s easy to miss important price changes and the reasons behind them. Every morning […]
The sequel to Guilds of Ravnica and the 80th expansion set in Magic: The Gathering’s history is due to release on January 25, 2019. Here’s what we know about Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) so far, including any cards in the spoiler, the guilds represented, and cards to speculate on before the full spoiler is released. The Guilds […]
The holidays are in full swing and the new year is right around the corner. And as some of you may know, the stock market has been a bit shaky in the last month or so. But it seems Magic is still doing pretty well during this slightly volatile time. I think a good portion […]
Ultimate Masters is still in full bounce back mode, and the last World Magic Cup has come to a finish. Plus, some sweet Ravnica Allegiance spoilers have hit the market so there’s gonna be a nice mix of things to talk about again in this piece. Owing to the spoilers, this might be a little […]
Magic Online has a problem. A card value problem. In a recent Channel Fireball article, Florian Koch showed just how much card prices have fallen over the past few years: That’s right. To own a playset of the cheapest version of every Magic card ever printed on MTGO would have cost you roughly $28,000 in […]
Sig predicted the rise of Alpha cards—including the commons and uncommons—a while back. While he’s out of town, enjoy this reprisal of his article from December that laid out the case.
Rather than dwell on a single topic from MTG finance this week, Sig shares a few headlines worth following: something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.
People have started moving on Alpha cards, and many are disappearing from the market completely. Sig highlights the unfolding trend, and shares ideas on how to take advantage.
In stock market investing, “Alpha” and “Beta” are concepts used to describe risk. Sig explains the terms and how they can be applied towards smarter investing in MTG finance.
Some seemingly random commons and uncommons from Magic‘s first two sets are priced surprisingly high. Sig discusses what they are and why they’re holding value.
A busy schedule can mean missed opportunities. Sig introduces “window shopping,” a new approach to MTG finance that’s low-risk, high-reward, and easy to do at your own pace.
MM17 is a huge hit and Amonkhet is right around the corner. But not everything can be bought blindly—Sig believes there are some real value traps out there.
Doug Linn makes the case for an effective floor on competitive Modern decks–the price the market is willing to pay, which inevitably pulls up the price of budget decks over time.