Speculating the Comic Book Market

Posted on May 2, 2019
Speculation

Comic books are not precious metals but they can be valuable. As with other investments, their market price fluctuates. Knowing what to buy, when to buy, and when to sell can be difficult.

Timing Your Investment

Hollywood has been all but taken over by the comic book genre. New releases can cause a flicker or a major move in value. Keeping an ear open to what TV shows or movies are in the works can help with predicting comic book prices. Buying too late or during a frenzy leaves little upside.

Anticipation rose for the release of Avengers: Endgame. Iron Man #55, which featured the first appearance of Thanos, has steadily increased in value for the last year. All grades are fetching prices near or beyond their all-time highs. With an April 2019 release date, it may be a little too late for significant gains. Though there may still be some room for profit, at this point it would be wise to sit back and wait for an opportunity.

The summer’s set to release of Spider-Man: Far From Home will have appearances by Mysterio and Hydro-Man, they first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #13 & #212, respectively. Hopefully, you’ve been tracking values, if not, it’s not too late to start.

The Wrong Time to Get Emotional

You’re in comic books to make a profit. So when Is the right time to jump in–or get out? There’s no room for nostalgia. Set a target price to buy or sell. When the price hits your range, you need to pull the trigger.

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