Icon Trading Guide
Icon Trading is easily the most effective and fun way to make coins in FIFA 21 in my honest opinion. This is because of the limited supply and rarity of the card causing the prices to be very volatile. Volatility is the reason why icon trading is so effective. Prices moving up and down a lot makes a lot of opportunities for you to make coins. I myself along with countless others have made millions of coins off of icons and you can too with a little bit of practice and a bit of learning!
Now to be clear, we are trading off of fluctuations here. If you want to snipe icons for cheap, I recommend getting dealfinder in the store here on the site. Now with fluctuations, we tend to see a common pattern happen throughout the days and week. We actually can trade based off two fluctuations and that is a daily and weekly fluctuation. Starting off with a weekly fluctuation which is seen in the image below, which shows the icon market as a whole’s fluctuation. We commonly see that icons tend to be low during Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday and tend to rise up from rewards on Thursday into Saturday.
Daily Fluctuations are a bit different. In this case, we have to look at graphs for individual icons. The image below shows the KAKA’s graph from Saturday. Notice how on PS4 he has small ups and down. The goal is to buy on the up and sell on the down. But one thing to keep note of when trading on daily fluctuations is that FUTBIN doesn’t do a good job of updating very fast leaving out certain prices. I recommend writing prices for icons on a sheet of paper or something within a certain budget.
Now onto the main topic. Buying Icons.
There are two methods I like to use when buying icons and that is Bidding and the 59th Minute Method.
Starting off with the bidding method, its quite self explanatory. You just bid on icons that are below their usual price. You’ll notice that there is actually a lot of icons you can put in bids for. Its just a matter of trying to win them. I find the most successful times to win bids are at night while most of the player base is asleep as well as I find more success on Xbox over PS4.
The second method is the 59th minute method. This is when you set a certain filter while search like 500k-1 mill for example, and then you skip pages until you hit the icons that are at that 59 minutes remaining mark. This is where you buy your icons that are under price. Like I said, its important for you to learn prices so you can buy them right away at this spot. Remember, always look to buy when cards are at a low point. Compare graphs and make sure the deal you are getting is really a deal. Learning the prices is the best way to be successful and it does take a little bit of time from you to get to know them.
Selling Icons is really simple as well. If you buy for a weekly fluctuation hold, look to sell on Friday or whenever you are happy with your profit. if you do a daily flip, look to sell instantly to get coins back ASAP. When selling icons, the one tip I will give is never list your icon for the lowest possible, this is undercutting and may make other people want to undercut as well. I like to list my icons up as the 2nd or 3rd cheapest on the market usually.
Anyways, Icon Trading is quite simple once you get the hang of it. Learning those prices is the KEY to succeeding with icons! Thank you all for reading this article. If you have any questions, feel free to comment or dm me on twitter @FUTSpice!