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.
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.
Several stores online have begun charging sales tax on Magic singles, with major implications for speculators. Christopher discusses his strategy to address the cost increase.
MTGO took a hit with the introduction of Arena, but the economy seems to be stabilizing. Kyle surveys the broad contours of the new landscape to start forming an investment strategy.
David does a cross-store comparison of retail prices for three formats to see where the best trade-in values lie.
Today’s article subject spawned from a discussion that began in the QS Discord chat. One of our members was contemplating stepping away from the game for a while and wanted to know the best place to park his money and/or what to trade into. As expected, a lot of people immediately jumped to Power. The general […]
David has a year of tracked data to cover. What insights can we get from this?
It’s easy to calculate the market cap of a publicly traded company such as Hasbro. Sig explains how the same principle can be applied to the Magic market, and what it reveals.
Magic Arena is the future of Magic, but Adam argues that the growth of the digital game means great things for the paper market as well.
Price drops due to reprints can vary greatly in size. David lays out the factors at play before considering where the Guilds of Ravnica shocklands are likely to land.
This week Sig examines budget, time, and enjoyment as three vectors of Magic finance that dictate how you should set priorities to get the most out of the hobby.
Your speculations are only as good as the information behind them. Adam shares the key sources he uses to evaluate the Magic market and inform his decisions.