Bitcoin recently notched a new all-time high, almost doubling its previous peak in late 2017. Last time this happened, Magic cards followed suit. Are we due for another wave of Magic buying? This week Sig investigates the correlation.
The rise in asset prices and the jump in employment seem paradoxical. This week, Sig takes a look at the economic environment and attempts to explain why asset prices are soaring despite this pandemic, with a look ahead to 2021.
COVID-19 has certainly taken its toll on the MTG economy. This week Sig examines pricing trends over the past 8 months and attempts to predict what may happen once the pandemic ends and in-person paper events can once again take place.
Sig often tracks the market on expensive rare cards, such as those on the Reserved List. But sometimes, true underlying market trends can be identified by examining commons and uncommons. This week Sig flags a couple noteworthy trends by doing just that!
When buyouts occur, strange pricing trends can result. But a few trends in particular are causing Sig to scratch his head. This week he shares the discrepancies and tries to explain why his observations stand out.
In this installment of his series on Magic Arena, Adrian outlines his deckbuilding process with a starting collection to stretch your gold farther.
When spoiler season started, the community panned the Double Masters for having underwhelming reprints. Since the rocky start higher-value cards have been spoiled, increasing the set’s EV. This week Sig looks at the numbers, making his initial judgment of the set.
At first glance, it appears white-bordered cards are suddenly in style. Chronicles, Fourth Edition, Fifth Edition, and Sixth Edition cards are showing up left and right on MTG Stocks. This week Sig investigates this trend and tries to explain why things are unfolding in this way.
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.
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.
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.
Bans! Sam is less than thrilled with WotC’s new approach to the Banned and Restricted announcements!