Chief’s Week 2 Investments
Our first weekend with FIFA 18 has come to a close. EA gave us an extremely exciting Friday, releasing the Mane POTM SBC along with our beloved Ones to Watch cards. Squad battles kept us busy on Saturday and Sunday, and their rewards closed out our weekend. When squad battles rewards were released, I gauged what players I liked most for investments this week and settled on 2: Nelson Semedo and OTW Federico Bernardeschi.
Who: Nelson Semedo
Bought for: 11,000 average (I bought 40)
Why: The Barcelona transfer earned a spot in this year’s OTW, and as a result he will remain out of packs until October 9th. La Liga has limited options at RB as it is, and Semedo’s low supply makes him even more valuable. With 92 pace and strong links with both Dembele and Umtiti, I expect the Portuguese international to rise to 20K or higher.
I realize that Semedo could have been bought for 6K on Friday, but I still think he has amazing upside. There are few players costing more than 5,000 coins where you can double your investment, and I think Semedo is one of those. He is in a price range that makes him affordable to most of the FIFA community, and as people generate more coins they will look to use his card as an anchor defensively.
Who: Federico Bernardeschi
Bought for: 47,000
Why: Over the weekend, Bernardeschi nabbed both a goal and an assist in Juventus’ fixture against Atalanta. This very well could earn him a TOTW card, and as a result his OTW will get upgrades in stats.
However, I did not buy this card with the intention of holding it until TOTW is announced on Wednesday. Rather, I will do what I have stated before: sell on the hype. Many people will buy this card in the coming days in hopes he will make it in TOTW3 and really cash in. For me, I will sell before EA makes the announcement, take my guaranteed profit, and rid myself of any worry that he might not get a new card this Wednesday.
One of the reasons I like this investment option so much is because it offers a quick turnaround. I bought this card Sunday night, and in just 2 days I should make 10-15K profit. Whenever investing, always consider how much time it takes for your investments to pay off; make choices that have great time to profit margin ratios.