This week Sigmund recaps and comments another of his classic articles from six years ago. This time: a comparison of million-dollar art pieces to Alpha rares.
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.
For investors, the majority of the last 18 months has been a magical ride. Picking stocks on Wall Street in 2017 was easier than picking ripe avocados at the supermarket, and economic optimism was as high as I have ever seen in my lifetime. There was growth across nearly every sector and the major Wall […]
For years, vendors marked down older, heavily-played cards dramatically. Now, changes in the market surrounding Old School is leading to player demand in excess of supply.
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.
Fallen Empires has always been neglected due to its large print run and lack of power. But is the set really so irrelevant? This week Sig takes a closer look and shares his appreciation for this classic.
In 2012 Sig wrote about a trend in Alpha rares he had discovered. Six years later, he considers how the article has aged and makes some bold predictions about Magic‘s first set.
As you leverage MTG finance to build a deck or collection, it’s important to keep in mind the overall utility of your cards. Sig explains the importance of knowing what your cards are really worth.
A week into 2018 we’re already seeing some new trends unfold. Sig takes a step away from Old School to discuss other trends he’s buying into as the year gets underway.
This year in MTG finance turned out great if you had the right exposure, but some formats floundered. Could things change in 2018? Sig makes his predictions for 2018.
Being on vacation for the holidays doesn’t mean MTG finance has to stop. Sig celebrates the winter season by identifying some winter-themed spec targets worth adding to your portfolio.
With newer formats, a card’s value is highly correlated to its playability. This isn’t always the case with cards from Magic‘s earliest sets, as evidenced by recent buyouts.
Years ago, Wizards of the Coast printed some arguably offensive cards. It’s these cards that seem to transcend the Reserved List – WOTC would be crazy to print these cards again. Is there room to make money on such cards? Sig takes a closer look…