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MTG Finance – Resources For The Grind


Welcome grinders to my humble abode. I am Caleb Gothberg and this is my website dedicated to bringing you sound financial information on everyone’s favorite trading card game, Magic: The Gathering. With so many people now displaying an interest into the financial spectrum of MTG, we could all use some insider tips on how to gain advantage of Magic instead of losing it. I don’t claim to be the most knowledgeable person in this area but I have learned a few lessons along the way that could help you in your MTG finance endeavors.


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The only piece of advice I will give you for the moment is to stay informed. There are plenty of good rescources out there for anyone to access. Some of these require monetary investment, while others are completely free. Here are my mainstays in MTG finance:

  1. Brainstorm Brewery (free) – The Brew Crew puts out a weekly podcast that is not only entertaining but informational. There are more articles going up every day by financiers with solid information. I do currently write for them bi-weekly so check it out
  2. #MTGFinance (free) – If you don’t have a twitter account, make one. This thread gets posted to daily and is especially relevant during large tournaments when price spikes happen very quickly.
  3. (free) – I don’t like near as much as the rest but with this, you get what you pay for. Still some solid finance advice it just takes a bit more weeding through to find good content.
  4. Quiet Speculation (paid) – By far my favorite just squeezing past Brainstorm Brewery. It does require an investment of $12 a month, but I would pay $100 if they asked for it. Solid written content as well as the trader tool. Try it for a month and I guarantee you won’t know how you lived without it.
  5. (Freemium) – They allow you to do what I use it for for free checking current card trends. they also have some paid for things that I have never used before. Great for looking at what cards are dropping and what cards are rising.

My only thing that I have left to add is to never fully rely on information from just one source. All of these resources are best used in conjunction with one another. And don’t be shy to use comment sections anywhere. Most writers are very grateful to have comments and are more than willing to start a discussion.

Thats all I have for today so as always,

Welcome to The Grind.