Future gains are what drive us to invest in a given card, but our predictions can’t always be correct. David revisits a familiar topic and discusses the importance of maintaining realistic expectations.
With all the hype from Modern Horizons 2 spoilers, you’re excited to dive into the Modern format for the first time. So where do you begin? Understanding what makes Modern tick as a format, apart from the obvious of what cards are legal, is the best place to start.
I started playing Magic in 1994. From those days of poring over printed price guides assembled weeks earlier, to having practically up to the minute prices at our fingertips digitally today, Magic finance has evolved considerably in the past twenty-seven years. Regardless of the decade, some Magic finance lessons are timeless and many of us […]
It’s no surprise some older cards have peaked and are now pulling back. What DOES surprise Sig is that some cards are back on the climb and nearing previous highs. Why the split? This week, Sig looks at the numbers.
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.