Q & A Tuesday – Week 25
A weekly thread meant for discussion about anything and everything related to the FUT market. Pose your questions about player prices, investing and trading strategies, or upcoming events. I will answer questions as quickly as I can, but if you can respond before I do, feel free to hop in the conversation!
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Any suggestions on the investment in 83,84 and IFs for FUT birthday event?
I don’t really understand this question. What are you asking exactly? Whether to invest in 83s, 84s, or informs? 83s will likely have the best return on investment, if that’s what you’re wondering.
Well new to FIFA, learned a lesson. 🙂
Will the gold cards (i.e. Irish players ;)) get hit on st patricks day event?
Most likely, yes. Like always, I’d recommend to sell in the hype next Wednesday or Thursday.
Stupid question about Irish players…, but what about other gold cards? 83’s 84’s also 😛
I find it hard to believe EA won’t have some guaranteed TOTW SBC for either St. Patrick’s Day or FUT Birthday. We haven’t had SBCs like that since the OTW event. That is why I think 83s are a good look (more so than 84s because I think the ROI will be better).
Ok, thanks. Can’t wait for MM Predictions 😀
They will be released shortly after Marquee Matchups for this week!
Still no mm predictions? =(
Hi, is it still worth investing on gold irish player even at 1.5k each?
No, I don’t see them going higher than 2k. I’d try out the OTW/PTG Investment Strategy I posted about yesterday. Just hold tight until one of those cards has a TOTW worthy performance.
Do you mean only lukaku, asensio and traore otw/ptg cards? Or it concerns all otw/ptg cards??
It concerns any PTG/OTW card that has a shot at TOTW. OTW Ederson from this week is another example.
Are you looking into investing in any of the current POTM cards? LLorente is at 15k.. do you think he has potential to go up like Lamela did two weeks ago? I know that his card isn’t very good but he’s Spanish in a good team in the prem…
Do you mean MOTM? No, I’m not looking into investing in them. Aside from Willian, there hasn’t been any other MOTM cards that have went up when they went out of packs. Here is Lamela’s price; he has remained stagnant for some time now, so I’m not sure why you think he went up.
On Thursday before going out of packs he was at 20k and snipping I picked him up around 17k. I bought a bunch and sold for 10k-13k profit. Appreciate your opinion
Nice profit! If that’s the case, it sounds like it was more of a temporary price deviation than anything else. Llorente has been hovering around 15k since he was released, though. With 53 pace, I really can’t see anyone wanting to use him at striker.
Hey man, new to this website, but love the idea, guessing your just one guy, sorry if this is offensive but how reliable are your sniping filters
I update the sniping filters every few days. When updating, it’s usually just changing the prices of the given filter, but typically a couple new ones are added and old ones removed each time (most often geared toward Marquee Matchups and other expiring SBCs).
Prices are based on Xbox, so you might have to change your max BIN according to your console.
Almost all of the filters are geared toward some SBC in which those players are required. For example, the France – La Liga Santander filter is for this challenge.
I hope this answers your question – feel free to ask another if you still have your doubts.
Heyy could you like post the link for the unlimited transfer pile , cant really located it
I have the same problem… I remember that chief posted sth like that, but rly can’t dig it out =d
How to Trade With Infinite Cards, No Matter How Many Transfer List Spots.
If that is too confusing, I can always record a clip to demonstrate it as well.
Hi mate, finally I will go with all to buy my Cr7 and if I have coins I would like buy Rui Costa.
What do you think could be the best time to buy this expensive players? Thanks mate.
The best time to buy players is when there is a big dip in the market. The most recent dip was for the Winter OTW event. The next big dip will be for the TOTT release in mid April.
Obviously, the longer you wait the cheaper players will be. At the same time, what’s the point in having coins if you can’t use them to buy players that you want to play with.
That’s the best answer I can give. It’s really up to you.
Thanks Chief but i ask you this becouse i heard one Spanish Youtuber say early (3 weeks i think) we have a Fut Birthday event ans the market will go down already.
For that I ask you this, for know if this moment will be a good time to buy expensive players.
Last year, FUT Birthday didn’t have a huge market impact. If I remember correctly, there weren’t any major pack promotions – just SBCs.
However, Team of the Tournament had tons of lightning rounds. Here is an image of the PS4 FUT Index from FIFA 17. You’ll notice the market dipped hard in the middle of April.
Then you recomend me buy in April?
And i was thinked to sell my team to try buy it in Fut Birthday, doy you think could be a good idea?
Refer back to my comment up top. It’s really up to you. He will be cheaper later, but that means you miss out on having him in your squad for the time being.
futchief, when sniping you recommend to try buy it now or mass bidding?
Not FutChief here but:
Sniping and mass bidding are two different methods. When sniping you use buy it now and set the price so that you profit enough when you would sell that sniped player for the lowest bin.
Mass bidding on the other hand means you bid massively (again with a profitable margin) for a player (bidding on multiple cards of that same player) and hope that some bids stick.
Hope that helps.
Thanks for your respond, I know what’s is the difference. i ask if this list is for sniping only without bidding?
Nice explanation Arman. No, the list could be applied to mass bidding as well. You can use the same prices.
Chief, what do you think of investing in high rated ifs (i.e.86 – kramaric for 37k) with hope that they will rise in anticipation of fut bthday sbcs?? Is it good idea or I should rather invest somewhere else?
Those could be a good look, but I have 2 big concerns. One, I don’t think the returns will be as good (more expensive players tend to have lesser returns), and two, you will have to hold on to them for almost a month. Whenever investing, you always have to consider how quick of a turnaround you can get. That is why I plan on giving the OTW/PTG Investing Strategy a try this week. I recommend you budget at least some of your coins into it as well. I will tweet and post on the site which players are good buys and the price to purchase them at as the weekend unfolds.
According to the OTW/PTG Investing Strategy that you posted few days ago, the best time to buy the otw/ptg card is just after the match (in which the otw/ptg player had a good performance i.e. some goals and/or assists). Will you be able to post on the site which players are good buys and their target price just after the match? 😮 (I mean, will you be able to pass the information so quickly for us ? 😉
I have about 180k to invest in this strategy, hope that not expensive otw/ptg players such as asensio, batshuayi or coman will perform great this weekend :d
Yes, I will try to post about it as quickly as I can. Just be aware I’m not a 24 hour service and do have a life outside of FIFA e.g. a Bar Crawl this Saturday afternoon for St. Patrick’s Day 🙂 .
Another general tip for investing in OTW/PTG – if you don’t get them in the first couple minutes after they score/assist, wait it out a couple hours. For example, say Diego Costa scores a goal for Atletico this weekend. His price will jump very quickly in the following minutes. If you can’t get him before he rises substantially, just wait it out for a couple hours until the dust settles. You don’t want to be caught up in “panic buying” for a price that is higher than you could have gotten him for had you waited.
I realize this sounds very subjective, but OTW/PTG can be risky business IF DONE CARELESSLY. If you don’t feel comfortable making your own judgement call in the minutes following a goal, just wait a couple hours for the price to settle and my word on what a good price to buy at is.
I want a huuuge profit with a huge investment. So what can i do?
I think i should buy any card of a player and then sell them in mass at a bigger price. What do you think? What player should i invest in? (Silver i guess)
Week in and week out, you can invest heavily in my Marquee Matchup predictions. I know people that buy over 1000 players for a matchup that they think will be hyped (like Celtic v. Rangers from this week, for example, or River Plate v. Boca Juniors for next week). The trick is choosing a matchup where the supply for the players is low, and the price to go with it. Get in early and often – then sell in the hype just before the announcement. It’s a sure fire way to make 500-1000% on your investment, but it just takes a lot of legwork.
What you are talking about with the silver player is price fixing. This requires an immense amount of patience and awareness of SBC requirements to pull off. It is also inherently risky. I wouldn’t recommend it.
Lets say player X has an inform. Lets say the player is about to get sif. I noticed that in such a case the price of if drops down after the sif announcement. In some cases I noticed that after a couple of days the if boince back. Any advice, how to recognize if the player will bounce back or not…? What are the depends??
I think It depends on 2 things:
1. The IF must be a good card, latest examples are Savic or Son. I mean that card must be a card with whom players play WL.
2. The price of the new card. For example 86 Savic, dropped to 170k before the release of the 87 because people though they will get the new card with ~300k, it was 400k, so they realized it is too expensive and bought back his 86 for 250-260k.
This is a featured technique on the High Risk Trading page. The main factor in a player bouncing back is usability in game (like Savic and Son), and, like Chris said, how much the card drops in price.
To what extend do you think 83’s will rise? i picked up around 40 for 1-1,3K but now they are around 1,5K so not sure how profitable it will be now. Rather try POTM/OTW Strategy with 300K at hand?
I always think it’s better to spread out your investments. Just like in the stock market, you don’t want to invest too heavily in one sector. It’s a little late for POTM – most investments have already inflated. I do like the OTW/PTG strategy a lot. Keep an eye out for players that perform well over the weekend, and I will try to post/tweet about good looks for it as well.
Already have 10 coutinhos locked and loaded for POTM, fingers crossed he will be needed.
Okay will do that, also gonna try to invest in selected MM for next week.
Really like your site and the effort you put in. Thx a lot!
hey futchief, seems like I am not finding anything by snipping… should i try mass bidding? or maybe different hours? i snipe around 9-16 gmt
You could try mass bidding. When doing that, it is best to pick a filter that has a lot of players. The J-League-Silver-CB might be a good option.
Hey Chief, can you tell in what type of players (don’t need players names) to invest for Fut Birthday? I will be on Vacation for almost 3 weeks, so I won’t be playing any fifa (I’m selling my team after this weekend), and I won’t really have access to the internet, so my next event will be Fut Birthday.
I have around 4mil to invest. The question is, do you recommend to invest in 85+ IF cards? 83’s/84’s normal card, 86+ normal cards? I just googled the SBC requirements from last year, and I saw the premium SBC’s would cost around 1 mil.
After scrounging the archives of FUTBIN, here are how some player prices reacted during the event last year:
86 IF Bernardo Silva
87 IF Bernd Leno
87 IF Mauro Icardi
One thing you have to consider, though, is that there were no Prime Icon SBCs last year; they have caused high rated informs to have more value this year, so we won’t see high rated informs at low rated prices like they were last year.
That being said, I still think these kind of players will rise. Considering this, a great look for this week is 86 IF Franco Vazquez. He has a good league and nation, is versatile for SBC use as a CAM, and is already the cheapest 86 on the market. He is who you should target.
I tried to find a post about league SBC Investments but couldn’t find any. Since its too late for tomorrow, it would be great for april. Im guessing if they release la liga + x tomorrow then it will be bpl + x in april or vice versa, so that would minimize the long waiting time most people who invest in league sbc’s have. And then it would be really helpful to have a thread for players who will likely rise a lot.
I haven’t made a specific post about it, but I do have some general guidelines laid out on the Low Risk Trading page under League SBCs on the bottom if you want to take a look at that.
Hi mate, another question for you, this year we dont have any downgrade card?
Yes, EA didn’t have downgrades this year.
To bad, had some David Luiz to make some gold, thanks mate!
Coutinho‘s are up to 30K as of now. Do you think we should pull the trigger or wait until an hour before or even “risk“ it and sell them quickly after POTM release? Or like go half half 😂 ?
The POTM is already released. I’d sell at least half now, if not all of them.
Yeah just saw your post. Sold everyone except for one. Gonna gamble with him. Should’ve bought more Coutinhos damn it 😅