No matter how much FIFA fans love playing FIFA Ultimate Team, it really is a chore. The constant grind to improve your team and trying to earn more coins just to do that is a lot of work. This is why coin traders get quite an upper hand on Ultimate Team. We know getting started with trading seems complex for most beginners. For that, today Gamopo brings you our comprehensive guide to FUT Trading.
What is FUT Trading?
FUT Trading is the process of making more coins by trading and/or investing on certain FUT cards available on the market. Prices of cards fluctuate over certain time periods- over weeks and even on a single day. The basic idea of trading is simple, you buy a card at its lowest possible price and sell it when it becomes high again. Now this may sound really simple, but there is a lot to learn here. There are multiple ways to trade cards on FIFA Ultimate Team. Today we’re gonna take a look at the most popular forms of trading.
The first lesson in our comprehensive guide on FUT trading is investing. True to the definition itself, investing is buying and holding a card for a long period of time waiting for its price to increase. But how can we predict that? Well, a card’s price may increase over time for quite a few reasons. But the most common reason is when a card has demand and it goes out of packs (or OOP, in short) soon. Let us take a look at Seko Fofana’s In-Form card that was released during TOTW2.
By monitoring his price chart on Futbin, you can see that his price slowly started to increase near the time he went out of packs. The optimal time of selling was on 5th October, the day the next TOTW was released. So, if you bought In-Form Fofana a few days earlier, you could have made a few thousand coins in profit. This is how investments work and this type of investing is known as TOTW investing.
There’s another form of investing known as OTW (Ones To Watch) investing. This type of investments are made with OTW cards. The specialty about this card is that the rating increases based on the performance on the player as well as his team. So, it is a good idea to buy OTW cards at fair prices a few days before the player’s team plays. You can sell the card right before the match of the team or risk selling later. When you risk selling later, you’re assuming that the team of the player you’ve invested in will win. Basically, it’s high risk, high reward.
Marquee Matchups Investing
Marquee Matchups is a regular SBC that goes live every Thursday. It is a collection of SBCs of the week’s most hyped matches. Usually, in those SBCs, the solutions ask for players from certain teams such as Bayern Munich, FC Barcelona or Manchester United. The idea is that you predict the matches that the next Marquee Matchups will feature. Accordingly, you will pick up a few cards of those very teams. You can either sell those cards right before the Marquee Matchups is released or risk selling right after. If the predictions are right, you can sell those cards for quite a profit an hour or two after the release.
Sniping is a term you may have often come across on Ultimate Team. Throughout the day, players often sell good cards for incredibly low prices on the transfer market. The idea is that you keep searching the market to get those deals. This can be done using specific filters and you keep changing your bid price every search. However, the drawback is that you have to have incredibly good reflexes to pick up those cards. More often than not, someone else will pick up those cards instead of you.
Mass Bidding is the art of bidding on multiples of the same card. The idea is that you pick up a few cards by bidding around 10% less than the buy now price. When you bid on multiples of the same card, you’re guaranteed to pick up at least a few. You can then sell these off for a quick flip or keep them to sell later. Mass Bidding works on pretty much every FUT card. You just need some luck to get great deals on cards.
The idea is to trade by having a proper mix of investments and quick flips. That way you minimize a lot of the risks by having a diverse portfolio of cards. We wish you the best of luck for your trading journey on FIFA 23. And of course, may the pack luck be in your favor!