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.
These days it seems not a week goes by without a site offering a discount or some cash-back incentive. Sig investigates strategies to maximize value during the days of deep discounts.
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.
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.
The current market dynamic presents an opportunity to pick up Old School cards near buylist, thus giving you upside potential with minimal risk. Sig shares how he’s been executing the strategy.
Sig has discussed the macro-level interaction between the stock market and Magic, but he’s personally invested as well. This week he shares his latest movements and the motivations behind them.
A new wave of buylist changes inspires Sig to revisit the subject and examine which components of the Old School market continue to receive attention from major vendors.
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.
Sig was surprised to see a non-Reserved List card like Back to Basics spike so high recently. But old, non-RL cards are not without value—today he shares some specific targets to buy and sell.
Gold-bordered cards provide a budget alternative in casual formats for Reserved List cards like Gaea’s Cradle or Grim Monolith. This week Sig examines these underappreciated gems.
We’ve all been guilty of resisting new ideas, but to do so in MTG finance is to leave money on the table. This week Sig discusses five “must-dos” for maximizing value from the hobby.
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.