In this article I am going to provide you with a prime example of how ROI (Return on Investment) works. Sometimes the best investment is a cheaper card. As you can see in both images below.
(Please note this is before tax therefore % will be different by 5% in the below example.)
You can see two types of players.
1. Meta / Popular players that are most likely to be bought on Day 1 & Day 2 I have excluded players like Mbappe as they’re not as affordable and only a small minority will be able to afford those compared to players like Lucas Moura etc.
2. Fodders that are used in SBCs. These are predominantly Non Rare golds in rare positions such as Lb, Rb, Lm, Rm, Rw, Lw. The best thing about these cards are that they don’t play in their home league. E.g Clichy is French where his home league would be Ligue 1 but he plays in Turkish Super Ligue.
These players work the best for Advanced SBCs because it helps meet the requirements. The demand is relatively high as people want to complete SBCs as soon as possible. Just take into account the supply of these cards given that they are low rated.
Let’s put these numbers into perspective
You buy x4 Werners at 22,500 which totals to 90,000. Profit after tax is 62,000 with a ROI of 68.89% after EA tax of 5%. Your friend buys x50 Gael Clichys which also totals to 90k. However his profit after tax is 85,750 with a ROI 95.28%.
Yes your friend has to buy and sell 46 more cards but he has made more profit with a card of less value. This is not saying that the cheaper card is always the best investment however. Therefore just because the card costs more doesn’t always mean you will make more!