The aim of this guide is to shed some light on how you can minimize your risk when taking on investments. The guide will cater for players which are as low risk as it gets, and also players which are slightly higher risk.
To begin, you will all know that every player in FIFA 15 Ultimate Team has a quick sell (discard) value. These quick sell values are essentially a safety net, providing you with an insured amount of coins. Before getting into the nuts and bolts of this guide, we’ll begin by listing every quick sell value with regard to each player rating;
40 BRONZE 12 30 800
41 BRONZE 12 31 820
42 BRONZE 13 32 840
43 BRONZE 13 32 860
44 BRONZE 13 33 880
45 BRONZE 14 34 900
46 BRONZE 14 35 920
47 BRONZE 14 35 940
48 BRONZE 14 36 960
49 BRONZE 15 37 980
50 BRONZE 15 38 1000
51 BRONZE 15 38 1020
52 BRONZE 16 39 1040
53 BRONZE 16 40 1060
54 BRONZE 16 41 1080
55 BRONZE 17 41 1100
56 BRONZE 17 42 1120
57 BRONZE 17 43 1140
58 BRONZE 17 44 1160
59 BRONZE 18 44 1180
60 BRONZE 18 45 1200
61 BRONZE 18 46 1220
62 BRONZE 19 47 1240
63 BRONZE 19 47 1260
64 BRONZE 19 48 1280
65 SILVER 98 228 4550
66 SILVER 99 231 4620
67 SILVER 101 235 4690
68 SILVER 102 238 4760
69 SILVER 104 242 4830
70 SILVER 105 245 4900
71 SILVER 107 249 4970
72 SILVER 108 252 5040
73 SILVER 110 256 5110
74 SILVER 111 259 5180
75 GOLD 300 600 9150
76 GOLD 304 608 9272
77 GOLD 308 616 9394
78 GOLD 312 624 9516
79 GOLD 316 632 9638
80 GOLD 320 640 9760
81 GOLD 324 648 9882
82 GOLD 328 656 10004
83 GOLD 332 664 10126
84 GOLD 336 672 10248
85 GOLD 340 680 10370
86 GOLD 344 688 10492 25800
87 GOLD 348 696 10614 26100
88 GOLD 352 704 10736 26400
89 GOLD 712 10858 26700
90 GOLD 720 10980 27000
91 GOLD 728 11102 27300
92 GOLD 736 11224 27600
93 GOLD 744 11346 27900
94 GOLD 11468 28200
95 GOLD 11590 28500
Please note: Many of these rating categories will obviously be unattainable at near quick sell value.
Gauge how susceptible a chosen player is to rise in price (both in the short term and long term).
For your reference, check the listed quick sell values to see whether it can act as a safety net on your investment.
Invest and hold that player.
Sell at an inflated price (hopefully) when you feel the time is right. You should use your experience of the FUT 15 Transfer Market here, but we’ll provide analysis further on in this guide.
Use the profit you make to re-invest in other players (preferably hovering around their quick sell value, or their consistent going rate, further limiting the risk). It’s difficult to lose many coins if the player is purchased outside of a market crash period, and consistently sells at the rate you purchase him for.
The key to gauging how susceptible a player is to rise in price is to think in terms of their supply and demand. Assuming no events cause a fluctuation in supply (keep an eye out for these), you should pay particular attention to their demand.
Note: The main events which can cause a fluctuation in supply are; pack offers, a quality totw (more packs opened), and those which hoard investments and sell at an obvious time, constantly undercutting one another.
What can increase the demand for a player?
Firstly, and in terms of this coin making method, a player with favourable stats (or sometimes even mediocre stats) can see an increase in demand when they are the specific requirement for a hyped FUT 15 Tournament. Scarcity is key here, as similar alternatives will allow FUTers to scope the cheapest option. The hype of a tournament will be dependent upon two factors; mainly the win rewards, and secondly the publicity generated (for example a popular YouTuber may enter the tournament for the fun of it, causing many of their subscribers to also do the same). Your focus should be on players that many other FUTers will want to use for their teams.
Let’s use an example;
You can read Christian R. Larsen’s latest ‘FUT 15 St. Patricks Day Long Term Investments Guide‘, where he recommended two players to invest in, both hovering around quick sell value;
Shane Long (350 coins) – ST, Gold non-rare, 75 rated. Quick sell value: 300 coins. The absolute worst case scenario would be a loss of 50 coins per card (1/7th of what you purchased him for). This is as low risk as it gets!
Aiden McGeady (900 coins) – RM, Gold-rare, 78 rated. Quick sell value: 624 coins. Max loss: 276 coins per cards (slightly higher risk, but still less than 1/3rd of what you purchased him for).
With these recommendations in mind, and fully well knowing that the St. Patrick’s Day tournament would generate player hype down the line, especially as the majority of FUTers will want to use these two players for their squads, we felt it was important that our readers knew about it! Use the St. Patrick’s Day of FUT 14 to your advantage though, it was clear that many FUTers purchased Irish / N.Irish players at inflated values, losing a lot of coins when they were listed en masse.
But why invest now if the tournament is 5 months away (especially with an upcoming market crash)?
We knew you would be thinking this! The idea is that you pick up the players when they are close to quick sell value as they could potentially rise at any time. It just so happened that with the extra publicity, more FUTers took note and started purchasing them. The addition of Shane Long in TOTW 9 also helped secure his price increase. Their values as of now are as follows;
Shane Long: 950 coins Playstation 3/4, 750 coins Xbox 360/One
Aiden McGeady: 1900 coins Playstation 3/4, 1400 coins Xbox 360/One
Not bad profits in a short space of time!
We anticipate that prices will fall to nearer their original values throughout the looming market crash (during Mid December until Mid January), and will rise thereafter in the build up until the tournament. You should focus on certain players nearing quick sell throughout the market crash.
What tournaments can this coin making method potentially be used with?
It’s fairly difficult to get specific, other than the St. Patrick’s Day tournament, as tournaments will change for the most part from year to year. With this being said, your focus can also shift to ‘events’ that cause a player’s demand to increase.
What ‘events’ can you use to your advantage when investing in players?
Real world player performances (especially if you anticipate them to receive an in-form, such as Shane Long in TOTW 9).
YouTuber hype! Ever noticed a sudden increase in a ‘mediocre’ player’s price? This can sometimes be due to a YouTuber’s large following taking note, and using this player for their team.
Let’s take a look at the silver Barclays Premier League player, Danny Ings, who featured in TOTW 11. We can appreciate Ings is well above the quick sell value of a silver rare player, but there is still a lot to be learned from the following data! Burnley faced a tough fixture away to Stoke last Saturday (22nd November) and thanks to Danny Ings’ brace they managed a 2-1 upset, gaining a very much needed 6 points from their last two league fixtures. Ings was consistently selling around 3.1k (Xbox) and 2.2k (PS) for the last few weeks so we knew he would be little risk.
Price fluctuation in buildup to fixture:
Average Xbox BIN price: 3,165 coins
Average Playstation BIN Price: 2,403 coins
Xbox: 3,188 coins
PS: 2,472 coins
Xbox: 3,748 coins
PS: 2,867 coins
Let’s imagine you purchased 5 of these cards right after his second goal at the average BIN price that day, that’s a total investment of 18,740 coins and 14,335 coins on the Xbox and Playstation respectively. Let’s continue and see how this performance manipulated his market price…
Xbox: 4,635 coins
PS: 3,880 coins
Xbox: 4,611 coins
PS: 4,417 coins
Xbox: 6,757 coins
PS: 5,628 coins
The 25th was an interesting day for two reasons, firstly, we (and several other outlets) released the TOTW 11 Predictions, which Included Ings, further increasing his demand. Secondly, this was also the highest price we’d seen him on both consoles. Let’s say you decided to play it safe and sell up, you’d have made an average profit of13,355.75 coins on Xbox and 12,398 coins on Playstation (5% EA tax accounted!). Let’s continue and take a look at the next day’s average BIN price on both consoles…
Xbox: 5,976 coins
PS: 6,956 coins
Selling on this day would have provided an average profit of 9,646 coins on Xbox and 18,706 coins on the Playstation (5% EA tax accounted). As you can clearly see, both consoles differ in terms of market trends, so there truly is no way of predicting exactly what will happen. Waiting an extra day on Xbox would have resulted in a decrease in profit of 3,709.75 and an increase in profit of 6,308 on Playstation! This example is just from investing in 5 players… imagine the profit you could make from investing in 10, 20 or even more! If you’re feeling even more ambitious, you can also branch out and use this type of investment method with more than one player at a time.
There is always risk involved when purchasing players well above quick sell value, but the more risk, the more coins you can potentially make. The key here is to ensure their price is steady over the previous few weeks and avoid purchasing him around big events, such as new pack offers and new card releases! Remember if you want to play it safe and take out the risk of losing coins, stick to those players hovering around discard value!
We hope you now have a better understanding at how you can use discard values to your advantage, and also how hype and player performances can be used to make serious coinage.
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