Magic finance has a time and place. But for Sig, the practice has effectively ruined the game. This week he reflects on how this happened and makes some resolutions on how he can try and recapture his childhood innocence when engaging with the game.
With all the Reserved List chatter of late, Sig turns introspective and examines his own history with the RL while making his case for its preservation.
In June 2013, WoTC released the first of the paper “Masters” sets, simply called Modern Masters. David examines the line of Masters sets, and the effects of a yearly reprint set on the game at large.
Like 2017, 2020 has become the year of the Reserved List buyout. But just because a card disappears from the market doesn’t mean its price will forever be 10x it was before. This week, Sig dissects the buyout and highlights the data that creates the perceived price spikes.
Joe takes a look at the financial impacts of five Double Masters spoilers and their VIP Edition printings.
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.
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.
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.
Recently Sig ran a controversial poll on Twitter: Is Power 9 a good investment? Today he shares his analysis and sentiment regarding this deceptively complicated question.
For Sig, 2018 was the year of the buylist. He takes a look back at his orders from last year to discusses how he leverages the buylist to maintain liquidity.
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.