Weekly FIC 14.06.20

Welcome to the Football Index Club weekly. In today's blog post, you will find information on what has gone on throughout the Football Index market this week and where to currently look in the market for long term value.

Summary of the week

This week has been very similar to the previous week with players who could gain transfer speculation over summer and also young players who could be playing over the upcoming weeks rising in price.

We have also seen the return of La Liga and stand out La Liga players have risen considerable amounts.

Ocampos earned match day dividends this week

In terms of players highlighted on Football Index Club, we also have the same two players as last week: Anthony Gordon and Lucas Ocampos.

Both players have now risen enormous amounts since originally being highlighted on Football Index Club in recent weeks.

Last week's blog can be found here: https://www.footballindexclub.co.uk/post/weekly-fic-07-06-20

Young Players

What is somewhat interesting about the recent youth that have been rising lately is that many of the rises have been purely speculative, based on the assumption that such young players will get more game time towards the end of the season due to Premier League sides using more substitutes.

Gordon is up a further 18.8% this week

Although a few of these young players could stand out and rise further, the possibility of this happening now appears very much priced into some of these young player's prices already and if they are not provided with a chance or under-perform - they could drop in price.

With this being said, traders may also be looking further ahead to pre-season where we usually see a strong trend to youth players and so the momentum behind current young players may continue over the upcoming months, with only those failing to make an impact towards the end of the season possibly dropping.

Examples: Anthony Gordon, Harvey Elliott, Curtis Jones, Eddie Nketiah, Ainsley Maitlaind-Niles etc

We are also seeing young players who have been in good form recently in Non-PB leagues rise considerably recently, as there is potential for these players to gain a transfer this summer.

Examples: Patson Daka, Dominik Szoboszlai

The momentum behind such players going into the transfer window could lead to further increases in price. However, recency bias is also at play with the above two examples with them playing well recently.

Meanwhile, strong, quality, young players in Non-PB leagues that are yet to return could be equally or better value as they have not risen in price recently due to not playing.

Latest Highlighted Players

The 5 players highlighted on Football Index Club yesterday are young players who are mostly yet to rise in price so much in recent weeks and could possibly stand out.

Eberechi Eze

These players can be found here.

Due to the market often comparing prices of speculative young players, buying into quality, young players in areas of the market which are generally being neglected could be a successful strategy for the upcoming months. As mentioned in the recent 'The Matching Engine - Opportunities throughout the market blog', quality young players could be bought at discounted prices via the Matching Engine in:

  • Non-PB leagues that are currently yet to return to action

  • Bundesliga

  • Ligue 1

*25 players were also mentioned in this recent blog.

Quality young players in these areas of the market may not rise for another few weeks or even months, but as it appears to be a generally neglected area of the market - there is arguably some better long term value in these areas of the market, whilst other traders focus on attempting to make short term capital appreciation gains in pre-dominantly La Liga and young English players.

Latest Player Reviews

It has been a very busy week here at Football Index Club with over 30 new player reviews now on the site!

All of these reviews can be found in the Player Reviews Database and can help traders save a huge amount of time researching with an overview of a player's chances of earning dividends and a price analysis.


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