The one-week rule is handy when trying to navigate buyouts on newer cards. But what about the much older, rarer Reserved List cards? MTG finance buyouts can disrupt an RL card’s price for months. Fortunately, Sig has some good news to share in this week’s edition of “Beating the Buyouts”.
Buyouts will never cease to exist; it’s inherent to the game’s economy. But after last week’s column on the backlash of MTG finance, Sig expands upon this series by sharing a strategy to help combat these buyouts.
MTG finance has been on the receiving end of some backlash recently after rampant buyouts catalyzed by Modern Horizons spoilers. But is it deserved? This week Sig examines this nefarious buyout behavior and explains how it could be harming the broader community.
Last week, alleged Modern Horizons leaks led to a spike in Flusterstorm. This sparked controversy within the community, with much of the blame falling upon “MTG finance”. This week Sig examines the history of MTG finance and shares his stance on how it does (or doesn’t) impact card prices.
Magic is a hobby riddled with trends and data—sometimes baffling ones. Sig shares three observations that may make sense on the surface, but are perplexing underneath.
We’re awash in information and spoilers from War of the Spark, and that means price movements in response. Christopher looks at the notable trends to recommend some pickups.
We’ve all been waiting for tax refunds to kick in and restimulate the market. Well, that time is upon us. Sig has three strategies to keep in mind when putting new capital to work.
Obtaining trade credit when shipping buylist orders can be valuable, but finding the best way to spend it is tricky. Sig shares some specific strategies for maximizing trade credit.
2018 was a wild year in MTG finance. This week Sig summarizes his optimism for 2019 and the areas of the market he thinks will strengthen as the year unfolds.
Given the impact of past Masters sets, the most recent rebound in Ultimate Masters prices is perplexing. Aren’t they supposed to stay lower, for longer? Sig investigates.
A certain class of cards keeps appearing on MTG Stocks: old foils. But are these moves for real, or are they artifacts of the system? This week Sig investigates.
At Gencon last weekend, Sig had the opportunity to profit from an Insider tip about a store’s booth. The result caused Sig to reconsider how he approaches some of his buying.
Sometimes finance writers appear to have more reach than they really do. Today Sig discusses how writing about Magic finance does—and doesn’t—influence the market.