Today I received an email from one of our reader’s asking for a tip on what markets they could invest in as a new trader.
Good day! I recently found your website and have been using its resources to learn much about trading in GW2. I have started trading a bit off of gw2tp speculation and your tips, but only seem to have gained a few silver this week. Any tips on a good beginner market area for relatively new trader? Any help would be appreciated.
– Kain Omega
Thanks for getting in touch with us.
It is good to hear that you have managed to make some money on the Trading Post by following our tips, even if it is just a few silver in profit. I will admit that it can sometime be difficult to find a good market when you have a low amount of gold to begin with. So it is essential to find a market that is fast-moving, profitable and in large demand.
I made a lot of my gold at the beginning of the game by catering to the Trainee Chef’s and Cook’s of Tyria, buying and selling tens of thousands of fruit and veg daily! It’s a great market with constant demand but it is also very competitive so you will probably spend some time waiting for the buy order’s to be fulfilled.
I have compiled a small list of items that are great to invest in, they are all low profit margin goods with high demand and plenty of suppliers as well. These items are all intended to be bought and sold in bulk (although you can buy as many as you want, it’s still profit at the end of the day!)
Take for example the humble Onion.
- Buy: 10c
- Sell: 13c
- Profit: 1c
I can hear you screaming at your screen right now, what are you supposed to do with 1 copper profit?!
The trick is to buy them in bulk, five thousand onions will sell very quickly and net you a very easy fifty-two silver profit. Recycle this method into multiple low-level markets and you will be laughing all the way to the bank.
If you do not want to invest your money into bulk items, then superior sigils and runes are another great market to check out, with profit margins ranging from 5 silver to 30 silver.
– The Black Lion
Note: Always check the gw2tp graphs & Trading Post Calculator before investing in any of the items mentioned above. If you are interested in maximizing your Trading Post success then I suggest checking out the brilliant Gold Wars 2 premium tool.
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