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!
Sig was underwhelmed by last weekend’s Black Friday sales. Some of the discounts simply didn’t create compelling price points. This week Sig shares data to support why these blanket site-wide sales aren’t as great as they’re made out to appear.
Pioneer has been a boon for vendors and speculators alike. It has refreshed demand in Magic finance, catalyzing buyouts left and right. This has been at Modern’s expense, however. This week Sig examines one unloved Modern set to see if there are any interesting opportunities there.
SCG Indi was an important week both for Sam and for Magic at large. Check in with Sam here to find out what he learned over the weekend and what lies ahead.
In 2012, an interesting Twitter conversation motivated Sig to write a piece on the long-term investment viability of Magic. Looking back at his predictions, Sig is kicking himself as he witnesses the returns he missed by focusing on the stock market rather than the MTG market.