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In this new episode, “How to Make FIFA 15 Coins with In Form Cards”, the author explains the most profitable strategy for trading with In Form cards.
How to Make FIFA 15 Coins with In Form Cards
If you’ve been keeping up with us since FIFA 14 and you have time to make trades, then you’ve probably easily hit 1 million coins. By going beyond this value you start thinking about higher investments, now you don’t need to worry about small losses or gains that might happen, actually you invest more thinking about greater return. The problem is just that you have to do it the best way possible in order to at least minimize eventual losses, because let’s face it, these are absolutely impossible to avoid, after all we’re talking high risk investment. So today we’ll talk about business for grown ups, in which you can surely win a lot, but sometimes a lot can be lost, too. If you’re the conservative type of guy who just wants to keep distance from risks, if you’ve got few coins and can’t afford to lose some, the article isn’t for you, you might as well stop right here and today’s suggestion by me is that you go watch Fury starring Brad Pitt. Brilliant movie for “Private Ryan” style lovers!
Now let’s go. The first thing you need to know is that TOTW cards are always released on a Wednesday and they’re only available in packs for a week. Due to the fact that they’re cards that just came to existence, it’s up for the first people who got them in a pack to set an initial price and in this case we have two very different profiles: the rich kid and the greedy one.
The greedy one: He’s the guy who’s not used to pulling a card like that, and now that he hit the jackpot he wants to set the highest price possible, he doesn’t admit losing a single coin so he puts on a ridiculously high value for the card and then waits for whoever is crazy enough to make the bid. Once he doesn’t manage to sell it he’s forced to gradually lower the price. Buying an IF from a guy like that means simply throwing coins away.
The rich kid: He’s the kid who buys many packs, he does put money into it and keeps it going, and of course he’s always after special cards, an IF Ibra, a blue Messi but he’s not really willing to buy packs when there’s not much of a big name in the TOTW. He buys many packs and lists the cards on auctions with very low initial prices. Sometimes they’ll even set start price of 150 coins and let the market do the job knowing that the final price will end up being adequate, except if there’s a maintenance right on time to ruin everything, but they’re not really worried about that, they’re focusing mainly on the big stars.
Some articles out there tell you to buy the IF cards as soon as they’re released due to a supposed initial curve, that they’d be sold for a lower price, then the price would rise and then stabilize itself. I keep wondering if these people aren’t actually writing that to make the poor people who end up reading the article buy these cards that they listed in the first place, it’s the only explanation I find for that. The worst part is that they show these graphics that came out of nowhere in order to prove a point. People, don’t be so naive to fall for anything you read on the internet, run some tests yourselves using Futbin, Futfocus or Ultimate Team trader and you’ll see that none of this is true. Because it’ll depend on those profiles I mentioned above. This way, it’s very common for these cards to be initially very expensive rather than cheap.
Considering that these cards are released only during a week, their quantities are very limited. This way their price doesn’t follow the same tendency as the traditional player cards. The traditional ones end up being each time more common on the market, so good part of them end up having their price reduced, the famous law of supply and demand, which says the more supply there is, the more prices tend to fall. The IF cards, however, never have their quantities increased, therefore the tendency is not price falling, on the contrary, good part of their prices may increase for the fact that people start a new FIFA with zero coins, without many possibilities of making high bids, but as the months go by a bigger number of people are able to pay more to have IF cards. Paying 200K for one IF card in the beginning of FIFA 14 was something unthinkable for most players, but now it’s quite something ordinary, so prices keep on increasing.
Another thing to consider is an eventual market crash, when we have huge packs coming out, TOTY available or something like that. The crash rarely affects the IF market, so waiting for these moments won’t do you any good if you’re thinking about investing in IFs. There is never a massive supply of IF cards. You’ve probably already understood the reason for that but if you haven’t I’ll say it again. The only people who list these cards on the market at low prices are the “rich kid” kind of players, who eventually pull a weaker IF during the week (one that was just released in the TOTW) and sell them for whatever amount of coins the market offers. All the remaining IFs don’t get past this phase. The people who bought them know their value and won’t let go of them without a decent initial bid. Of course there are a few eventual bargains but the chances of that happening are not remotely close to what you have among the traditional cards.
If we select, at any moment, ten random IF cards and then verify their price curve, we’ll realise that, unlike what happens with the traditional cards that lose value with time, these tend to have their price increased. That happens because the more time passes, the more money players will have and since there are not new cards coming out, their prices have a natural rising tendency, so that’s why investing in IF can be a good alternative.
Life is not a bed of roses, there are IF cards that won’t gain value and end up having their price decreased until they hit something near the quick sell value, and so they remain like that for all eternity. We picked as an example the player Tranquillo Barnetta, who can be found at 10K on the market and his quick sell value is 9638. So you think, well, if I don’t manage to sell him, using discard won’t make me lose many coins. That’s true, but are you making trades in order to win and not to “not lose much”. Who wants a player like that in their squad? There will always be someone, but the demand is low, and that’s why his price won’t rise at all, he’s not a good deal for an IF (even for a cheap one).
So the first tip is: stay away from these petty IFs, the fact that they’re IF doesn’t mean they’ll gain value.
On the other hand, good IFs always gain value. They’ll keep rising with time, more and more. Many people get uneasy about buying an IF that has good chances of becoming a SIF. Nonsense! The IF and the SIF will follow an almost identical valorization. It’s obvious that the release of the player’s SIF card (a second IF of the same player) will lower the demand for the IF, because people with a lot of money will go for the highest one, but the IF does keep on rising. If you want to avoid getting an IF that has good chances of having a SIF, try going after some good defender, because goalkeepers and attackers are more likely to be the stars for a second IF card. It’s what happened with IF Miranda, for example, who instead of losing value at this latest Christmas crash, take a look at what happened:
That’s right, his price even increased. And since centre backs are less likely to be considered the major highlight, it’s less probable that they’ll receive a second IF other than a top scorer kind of player, or even a goalkeeper like De Gea (who, in fact, got a SIF).
So which IF cards should I invest in if I want some absurd kind of profit, Silvio? Well, once you understood this is high risk business, what we do is speculate the market. We need to verify which IF cards have the best cost x benefit relation: this means cards with unquestionable quality, preferably ones that won’t cost you a kidney. At this moment we could pick here cards such as Tevez, Benzema, Aubameyang, David Silva, Pogba, Matuidi, Welbeck and others. That plus the fact that they’re players that can receive an UP for their regular cards, which would make their IF attributes rise for a change. Investing in Tevez, for example, would be about monitoring his best moments, after all he’s always certain return! Getting the SIF would be even better!
For people that don’t have much to invest and still want to go for the low-cost IFs, just focus on those with good trading capaticies. Right now I would go for the following players:
He’s cheap and less demanded at the moment but once some MLS-related tournament comes out his price will rise ridiculously, plus he’s got IF, SIF, and is on his way to having an UP for his regular card since he’s not even a rare gold. In certain moments we’re able to find him at 10K.
Brazilian, pacey, can be used as LM or LW. Great alternative for people who can’t afford Neymar.
Another player that has got two IF’s and his original card is a non-rare gold, therefore there are good chances he might get an UP. Can be found at around 11K. The fact that he plays at a strong league such as the Bundesliga makes the sale easier.
If you’re looking for an IF that will never ever get a SIF, this is the card. Thierry is a legend that retired this month of December, therefore there won’t be a new card of his. Follows the same tendency as Donovan’s since he used to play in the MLS. It’s possible he might get a Legend card on Xbox, but that won’t be this year.
Going with the flow alongside the russian pace mafia (Doumbia, Musa and others), Salomon Rondon may be a good option because he’s very strong. I don’t recommend buying many of him, except if you’re thinking about a Price Fixing style investment, but always have one with you and keep using him until it’s the right time to sell.
Now that the web app allows you to directly search for IF you can make good use of it, select the concept player cards you wish to have in your team and then just use search on the market to go after your favourite IF.
Is everything clearer now? Are you still in doubt? Leave a comment asking, this is one of the most profitable trading techniques out there, and who knows how you might find great opportunities with all the price falling at this end of year, huh?
For now that’s it, excuse me while I head back to the beach because this year’s vacation is gonna be the best!!!
See yooou later!