MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 51 (Jan 20/17)

MTG Fast Finance is our weekly podcast covering the flurry of weekly financial activity in the world of Magic: The Gathering. MFF provides a fast, fun and useful sixty 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: Jan 20, 2016

Segment 1: Top Card Spikes of the Week

Infernal Tutor
A storm staple on the move!

Infernal Tutor (Dissension, Foil Rare)
Start: $81.00
Finish: $420.00
Gain: +$339 (+418%)

Spreading Plague (Invasion Rare)
Start: $1.40
Finish: $4.50
Gain: +$3.10 (+221%)

Fiery Confluence (C15, Rare)
Start: $2.50
Finish: $7.50
Gain: +$5.00 (+200%)

Stronghold Gambit (Nemesis, Foil Rare)
Start: $9.00
Finish: $26.00
Gain: +$17.00 (+189%)

Junun Efreet (ARA, Rare)
Start: $9.00
Finish: $25.00
Gain: +$16.00 (+178%)

Return to Dust (CMD)
Start: $1.50
Finish: $4.00
Gain: +$2.50 (+167%)

Walking Ballista (AER, Rare)
Start: $2.75
Finish: $7.00
Gain: +$4.25 (+155%)

Herald of Anguish (AER, Mythic)
Start: $5.55
Finish: $13.00
Gain: +$7.45 (+135%)

Inexorable Tide (MM2, Rare)
Start: $1.50
Finish: $3.50
Gain: +$2.00 (+133%)

Rishkar, Peema Renegade (AER, Rare)
Start: $2.50
Finish: $5.25
Gain: +$2.75 (+110%)

Narset Transcendent (AER, Rare)
Start: $7.50
Finish: $15.00
Gain: +$7.50 (+100%)

Puresteel Paladin (AER, Rare)
Start: $6.00
Finish: $12.00
Gain: +$6.00 (+100%)

Segment 2: Cards to Watch

James’ Picks:

Hardened Scales

  1. Hardened Scales (KTK, Foil Rare)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $3.00 to $10.00 (+7.00/+200%, 12+ months)

2. Thing in the Ice (SOI, Foil Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $12.00 to $20.00 (+8.00/+67%, 12+ months)

Travis’ Picks:

  1. Baral’s Expertise (AER, Rare)
  • The Call: Confidence Level 7: $1.50 to $6.00 (+4.50/+300%, 0-12+ months)

2. Curtain’s Call (C16, Rare)

  • The Call: Confidence Level 8: $2.50 to $6.00 (+3.50/+140%, 0-6+ months)

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

Segment 3: Most Interesting Cards from Aether Revolt

James & Travis discuss their process for deciding when to get out of a spec.

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10 thoughts on “MTG Fast Finance Podcast: Episode 51 (Jan 20/17)”

      1. They certainly haven’t marked any of the last half dozen podcasts as ProTrader. They’ve all been immediately available.

      2. That may have been your intention, but I’ve been able to access them almost immediately after posting the last few times and I am not a ProTrader.

      3. Generally speaking the show goes up for Pro Traders on Thurs/Fri and for non-PTs Sat/Sun. I just took it off PT lock for the week a few minutes ago.

    1. Because early access to the podcast is one of the benefits of Pro Trader accounts, providing a 48 hour window for our members to move on the information in the podcast.

  1. The grinning ignus-heartless summoning combo is not infinite, because you need 2 red mana to keep it going and you get 1 red and 2 colorless…

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