TOTW 25 Investment: Franco Vazquez
Player: Franco Vazquez, 86 Rated Inform
Target Price: 32,000 coins
Reasoning: High rated informs always have value because of Prime Icon SBCs – many of them require high rated squads with multiple informs. Franco Vazquez is already the cheapest 86 rated inform on the market.
In addition, he has a great league and nation (La Liga and Italy) that make him easier to link when completing challenges with chemistry requirements.
Lastly (and this is a big one), high rated informs will be valuable for the upcoming FUT Birthday event at the end of the month. Last year, EA released special versions of David Luiz, Fernando Torres, and El Shaarawy.
In order to obtain these, players had to complete SBCs with lofty requirements: 86, 87, or 88 rated squads with 5, 6, or 7 informs.
As a result, high rated informs (86s and 87s especially) shot up in price.
Even if EA doesn’t decide to release FUT Birthday Special Cards, I expect the FIFA community to catch wind of the event and Vazquez to rise in the hype.
Chief, as you operate with xbox prices.. i.e. vazquez’s minimum price on xbox is 33,5k, so you suggest to snipe or sth for 32k. In my case (ps4) his minimum price is 36,25k. Will it be ok if I snipe for lets say 35k??
Maybe. I wouldn’t start buying him until we see what EA does with this PTG promotion here in a few hours. There could be lightning rounds or SBCs that really drive Vazquez’s price down.
I went ahead and bought 6 of him for under 35K. Should I sell them now and buy him back or just hold on to it and hope for the best?
I’d wait and see what EA releases in a few hours (6PM UK Time). If there are lightning rounds and some guaranteed TOTW SBC, get rid of him. Otherwise, just hold.
Thx. Will do! Do you think we should buy PTG cards and/or 83/84s for tonight?
PTGs and 83s/84s have inflated quite a bit, so they are risky. 82s are still pretty cheap and low risk. You could try grabbing some of those.
Btw, Irish players shot up to 1,9-2,0k. Do you think it’s a time to take the profit and invest elsewhere (for example in vazquez if) =)?
In situations like that where the event is still a week away but prices are inflated, I like to sell half of my investments and keep the other half to see what happens. There might be some good investment looks pending on what EA does for this PTG promotion, so I’d try to have at least some coins liquid for that.
Its good to invest in other 86 and 87 aswell?
Who were you thinking?
Bought 1 Vazquez for 28k. Don’t have more coins since I got Rijkaard.
When do we sell him?
When EA release FUT Birthday. Hopefully SBCs like I mentioned above are promoted and he shoots up in price. If not, then he won’t go up much. In that case, just take your small profit and move on.
Riski buying him 37-38k now, before the grand opening?
A bit riskier, but if the right SBC requirements drop he will go to 50k+.
Im feeling lucky, so picked up 20 something 😬
You Think there is Big difference in picking up Jonas SIF and vazquez? Jonas is 2k cheaper
Other than the fact the Vazquez has a better league for chemistry, no, there’s not a big difference. You could buy Jonas as well.
Dear Mr. Chief,
Vazquez is currently buzzing around 31k on PS4 according to Futbin. In this situation should I be looking to:
a) Take the loss and invest in something hopefully quite profitable in the near future (Sung Yueng, for example)
b) Wait it out and see if EA release any more promotional SBC’s this weekend (I presume there’s an upcoming SBC for all FIFA’s subsequent to 09. That said, the 09 SBC seems to offer little reward and I can’t see them becoming a particularly grand attraction. Also the SBC Birthday Players on offer seem a bit naff.)
c) Wait it out even longer, wait for Vazquez to pick up in price and perhaps even wait for a decent Icon to turn up (I’m thinking Maldini, being so high rated and Italian, would be ideal in this scenario. That said, I have no evidence other than a few YouTube rumours to suggest his SBC might be around the corner so I can’t deny that it would be a move based out of anything other than very thin speculation).
Any advice would be greatly appreciated,
Option d) witch I will take: Stop playing this fucking game!
Being that he’s already back up to 35k and it looks like a Kaka End of an Era SBC will be arriving imminently I’m going to hold and try to get, at the very least, a minor profit. Feel free to disregard my previous message.