How Lunar New Year Will Effect The Market
How It Works
The Chinese Lunar New Year is a rotating holiday. In 2017, the event took place on Saturday, January 28th. EA celebrated this holiday by offering half-price packs for the FIFA community, and you can see how these promotions effected the market in the graphs below.
This year, Lunar New Year is set for Friday, February 16th. It is highly likely that EA will release discounted packs once again and that player prices, particularly gold cards, will take a heavy hit.
1. While only gold cards and TOTW 22 players will be packable, I suggest everyone sell of their expensive players before next Friday. I think the hit that base cards/TOTW 22 players will take will have a “trickle down” effect which will drive down prices of other informs and special cards as well.
2. This event could serve as a great investing opportunity, particularly for TOTW 22 players. With so many packs being opened, their prices could drive down to absurdly low prices. I will post my “Investment Watch” players from TOTW 22 when it is released on Wednesday.
3. If you have been waiting to build your “dream team”, this is your chance. There will be tons of opportunities to get the players you need for cheap via bid or snipe. Personally, I’ll be looking to put together this squad next weekend.