It’s no secret: Alpha cards are very expensive now. There are just not very many copies to go around. But what about Beta? It’s print run is larger, but relative to the player base, it’s still tiny. This week Sig examines the Beta market and shares his thoughts on Beta’s likely price trajectory.
Nine years ago, Sig wrote his first article describing the collectibility of Alpha rares. At the time, he had no idea just how much the Alpha market could explode. This week, he revisits the topic, updating his view on the set and sharing tips on where to buy.
Players, Vendors, and WOTC are all anxiously awaiting the time for MagicFests to resume. What will happen to the market once this happens? This week, Sig speculates on the format that stands to gain the most from the re-opening trade.
There has been some heated discussion lately on whether or not it’s okay to purchase Magic cards with your economic stimulus payment. MTGJoeD weighs in with his opinion, offering some MTG Finance investment tips in the process.
This week, Sig takes a brief break from covering all the Reserved List commotion to focus on the basics: mana-fixing lands in Standard. He covers Temples, Triomes, and Pathways and shares his outlook on each group.
Learning how to separate your personal feelings of sentiment about a card from your financial position is an important step to responsibly investing. In their first QS article, Kai discusses the pros, cons, and reasons for psycho-analyzing your own buying patterns, as well as defining the mentalities that define those patterns.
Another week, another set of Reserved List buyouts. Now speculators are really reaching for the bottom of the barrel. This week Sig reminds readers not to chase after the unplayable stuff, and instead focus on more productive picks.
David revisits an old article on Card Evaluation, Reserved List buyouts, and FOMO, and reminds us of some of the basics to adhere to when picking specs.
Don’t Panic! This catchphrase will be important to repeat to yourself over and over again as we navigate another era of rampant buyouts. This week Sig shares a few strategies to remain disciplined in the face of soaring Magic prices.
Collectible Card Game finance has suddenly caught fire in the investment world, and prices of cards and boxes have skyrocketed. David examines Flesh and Blood, and lessons we can learn from CCGs of the past.
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.
2020 was one heck of a rough year, and many people’s hobbies suffered in the face of the Pandemic. Joe looks ahead to 2021 and regaining control of his MTG Finance hobby with several MTG Finance New Year’s Resolutions.
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.