Finance 101: Hype, Spike & Creep – Three Causes of Price Changes

The price of cards is a mysterious concept to a lot of people. To many, trying to predict them is about as accurate as soothsaying. I’m not entirely sure that it isn’t, but there are definitely some patterns and trends you can use to increase the accuracy of your predictions. Many players ask, “Why is […]

Finance 101: What Is Risk?

In my past articles, when talking about buying a given card, the concept of “risk” has frequently come up. I’ve seen some confusion in the comments about my use of this term, which has lead to misinterpretation of the information I’m trying to convey. Some people were under the impression that I was predicting, or […]

Finance 101: Shipping Your Cards

Today I’m bringing back a series I started earlier on some general financial knowledge geared towards the Modern community. As the title implies, I’m going to discuss the best and most cost-effective methods I’ve found for shipping cards. Modern cards by and large change hands quickly, are in high demand, and have pretty good profit margins. Whether […]

Finance 101: Understanding Spread

A common question I hear people ask is, “Will this card go up in price?” While it’s almost impossible to prove, there are many signs and data points you can use to determine if a card is trending up or down. Sometimes the card doesn’t see a lot of competitive play right now but it is […]

Finance 101: The Resources You’ll Need

This is cross-posted here as part of a partnership with Getting into the wide web that is “Magic finance” is not an easy thing to do. You’ll see tons of websites, articles, Twitter comments, and any other form of advice possible, and it can be a lot to take in. So today I want […]

The Truth is Out There: What The X-Files CCG has Taught Me about Magic Finance

This week Paul discusses his preparation for playing The X-Files CCG 25th-Anniversary Online Tournament, and how that preparation applies to Magic Finance.

Insider: Masterpiece Finance Trends

My article for this week was originally going to be on another topic. There was seemingly a lot that happened in Standard over the weekend, and I was going to discuss the financial fallout from the format trying to correct itself from having only two playable decks. Although some new decks did well this past […]

Insider: A Day in the Life – My MTG Finance Guidelines

Chaz introduces himself as a financier with his first article at Quiet Speculation. Today he introduces us to his daily routine and includes some cards and trends to look out for!

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