MTG Fast Finance: Episode 26

MTG Fast Finance is a weekly podcast that tries to break down the flurry of financial activity in the world of Magic: The Gathering into a fast, fun and useful thirty minute format. Follow along with our seasoned hosts as they walk you through this week’s big price movements, their picks of the week, metagame analysis and a rotating weekly topic.

Show Notes: July 30th, 2016

Segment 1: Top Movers of the Week

Selfless Spirit">Selfless Spirit (Eldritch Moon)
Start: $2.75
Finish: $5.00
Gain: +$2.25 (+80%)

Dakmor Salvage">Dakmor Salvage (Future Sight)
Start: $1.00
Finish: $2.00
Gain: +$1.00 (+100%)

Desert Twister">Desert Twister (Arabian Nights)
Start: $7.50
Finish: $16.00
Gain: +$8.50 (+115%)

Fortune Thief">Fortune Thief (Time Spiral)
Start: $1.00
Finish: $2.25
Gain: +$1.25 (+125%)

Statecraft">Statecraft (Mercadian Masques)
Start: $1.00
Finish: $4.00
Gain: +$3.00 (+300%)

Soldevi Excavations">Soldevi Excavations (Aliiances)
Start: $1.00
Finish: $6.00
Gain: +$5.00 (+500%)

Timerian Fiends">Timerian Fiends (Homelands)
Start: $0.50
Finish: $9.00
Gain: +$8.50 (+1,700%)

Segment 2: Cards to Watch

James Picks:

  1. Dark Confidant (Modern Masters 2015) Confidence Level 7: $32 to $45 (+40%, 6-12+ months)
  2. Kozilek, the Great Distortion (Oath of the Gatewatch) Confidence Level 7: $4 to $10 (+150%, 12+ months)

Travis Picks:

  1. Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger">Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, Battle for Zendikar, Confidence Level 8: $11 to $20 (+80%, 0-12+ months)
  2. Sigil of the Empty Throne">Sigil of the Empty Throne, Magic Origins, Confidence Level 7: $0.25 to $3 (+1100%, 12+ months)

Disclosure: Travis and James may own speculative copies of the above cards.

Segment 3: Metagame Week in Review

SCG Columbus was the first weekend of Eldritch Moon Standard. Bant Company crushed the metagame, representing over 33% of all decks on day two. Where can we look for opportunities in this seemingly lopsided metagame?

Segment 4: Topic of the Week

This week we learned that Eldritch Moon boxes are mappable. What does that mean, and what will the ramifications be?

16 thoughts on “MTG Fast Finance: Episode 26”

  1. I thought this was not a protrader article, but it is telling me it is so I cant listen.

  2. They have said protraders get early access ( though I’ve not noticed ) so it should be unlocked in a couple of days

    1. Yeah, this site has REALLY gone downhill. (In terms of content and management) Once again, if you want to go spend money, go to QuietSpeculation.

  3. From the beginning we have envisioned MTG Fast Finance as being available early to ProTraders. This episode, we’ve finally put that into practice.

    At this time, our plan is to make it available to ProTraders 24 to 48 hours, and then open it to the public after that.

    1. Thanks. Much appreciated! Always seems weird to me when commenters ding a business for trying to make money… I mean… Isn’t that the point? Otherwise it’s… what? A public service?

  4. I know the guy who bought out Timmerian Fiends. He did it as an experiment. He also bought out Narwhal and the black propaganda enchantment.

  5. I think Soldevi Excavations was a good buy at less than $2. Reserve list, playable. It’s like in real estate; Buy the least expensive house in the best neighborhood you can afford. I think Timmerian Fiends was also not a bad buy at less than $1. The art is sick. Ante cards are collectible.

    A lot of reserve list cards can be on your buy list, before the price increases anyway. Does Deranged Hermit work with Emerge? Does Metal Worker work? I had to buy play sets because it’ll never be cheaper.

    I’m not interested in Dark Confidant. I like Ulamog the Ceaseless Hunger.

  6. I messaged my friends that JVP was all over SCG this past weekend…what would be your buy in?? Will he drop to $20? I started buying back in at $25. What foil price floor would you buy in at? Anyone can respond and give me your opinion if you read this comment.

  7. I find it interesting that in this podcast you discuss the box mapping issues – and I am yet to hear anyone comment on the fact that some packs have 16 cards instead of 15?

    This variance in number of cards allows for packs to be pre-weighed. But often indicates that there is a flip mythic squashed into the pack with another flip, and a rare and it is not taking up any additional slots.

    Possible to have a discussion on this issue in the next cast?

  8. I’d add a sell – Collected Company, especially if it is well represented at the PT.

    Believe it or not we’re only 4 weeks away from the start of Kaladesh spoilers.

    1. Yep, I started moving CoCo foils yesterday…likely to fall below $30 for a while heading into rotation.

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