Sig was underwhelmed by last weekend’s Black Friday sales. Some of the discounts simply didn’t create compelling price points. This week Sig shares data to support why these blanket site-wide sales aren’t as great as they’re made out to appear.
While the stock market breaks records, many components of the Magic market are well off of their highs. This has created some real buying opportunities. This week Sig shares some of his favorite pick-ups as well as where to buy them at the best price.
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.
An image of a Faerie appeared on the internet and suddenly everyone in MTG Finance world wants to buy Faerie cards. This behavior can be frustrating, but it can also lose you money if you’re not careful. Sigmund breaks down the case against faeries, and why you shouldn’t give in to the hype.
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”.
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.
Ice Age isn’t exactly known for its endless value. Just because there are no $100 cards in the set doesn’t mean its terrible to pick through. This week Sig shares his appreciation for Ice Age and highlights why its bulk may be worth more than it seems.
The rare Legacy GP event occurred this weekend, taken down by UW Stoneblade. Christopher takes stock of the format and considers some cards in good position to rise.
Modern reprint sets have often led to price increases by sparking newfound interest in the format. Sig explains why Modern Horizons may have an even larger impact on prices this year.
Sig has noticed some cards becoming quite expensive, especially considering their absence from the Reserved List. Sig explains the trend and highlights his favorite picks.
Sig is a long-time advocate of buying up Reserved List cards—so why is he constantly selling them? This week Sig shares his motivations for selling cards even as they’re on the rise.
In September 2017, Sig wrote an Insider piece highlighting the financial benefits of participating in the QS Insider Discord. This week Sig returns to the article with updated commentary.