Trading Dictonary

All FUT Trading Terms in one place

In the real world trading is defined as ‘the action or activity of buying and selling goods and services’. Trading in FIFA is referring to exactly this – a short term based action of buying and selling a card.

Investing goes under the definition of the following ‘put (money) into financial schemes, shares, property, or a commercial venture with the expectation of achieving a profit.’ In FIFA, investing is referring to the same activity of buying cards, holding them for a period of time and then selling.

Budget simply means your total capital. We often refer to a low, high or medium budget. But there’s more to the term; Being aware of your budget – and making trading decisions and moves based on that knowledge is one of the most important things when Trading & Investing in FUT. Making high budget moves on a low budget can quickly kill your efficiency and rhythm of your investing strategy. Buying several cards adjusted to your budget is most certainly, nearly, always the better idea when looking to make the maximum amount of profit.

Lazy buyers is one of the most simple terms in FIFA. A buyer of a certain card who is too ‘lazy’ to search the cheapest card available on the market. We take advantage of this fact in methods such as Tech Avion and FUT Millionaire.

Flipping is a ‘trading’ method. A trading method, which means that it’s based on live trading. When flipping a card, you buy the card at a low hourly fluctuation and sell them once they’ve risen in price.

Thursday Flipping is the action of buying cards in the start of the week and selling on Thursday. Here we take advantage of the huge coin injection that is put onto the market, making player prices go up in price. In ‘player prices’ I’m referring to META players.

Weekend League Selloff is another term basically explaining itself. Once people are done playing weekend league, they ‘sell off’ their teams in order to get liquid coins. There’s a row of different reasons why people sell their teams, but the matter of the fact is that it’s a common trend – and we can use it to make coins.

Efficiency is in my eyes the most important thing in FUT Trading and especially Investing. A concrete example should clarify the importance of high efficiency: On a weekly schedule for instance you might find it more profitable and beneficial to invest in multiple aspects instead of, let’s say, only invest in Marquee Matchups.

It’s called ‘going unassigned’, which refers to the activity of buying a so large number of cards that you can’t have them all in your club nor transfer list. It’ll force you to go into your ‘unassigned’ items. Going unassigned most often refers to buying 100+ SBC Fodder players.

A club stock is what some would call the opposite of going unassigned. Here, you simply buy ‘one of each’ card and store them in you club. This can be beneficial in many ways as you won’t be forced into the unassigned items, which at the end of the days means you’ll be able to trade on console with no problems and open packs.

Sniping is another way of making immediate coins. Here, we take advantage of the fact that a large group of people don’t list players at their lowest BIN. Instead they list lower to received liquid coins as fast as possible. An example could be sniping a 84 rated player for 4k, while the actual cheapest market price for that moment is 6k.  

Sunday Bidding refers to the activity of bidding on cards that has received loads of supply onto the market due to Squad Battle Rewards. Taking advantage of the supply on Sundays can especially be beneficial for people living in for example the united states, due to the fact that SB rewards are released while most of Europe sleep.

In the real world, fluctuations are defined by the following ‘a situation in which share prices go up and down’. The same counts for FIFA. A situation where player prices, naturally, go up and down as supply and demand find the true market value of a given player.

Team of The Season.

Simply, Team of The Week. Released every single Wednesday at 6pm. Available on EA’s Twitter at 3pm UK-time.

Team of The Year. This is arguably one of the most hyped times of the FIFA cycle. Released in January.

EA take a tax of 5% on all trades made on the market. For instance, if I sell a card for 1000 coins, I will receive 950 coins after tax. Being aware of EA tax is important when investing, but in particular when hourly flipping. When entering the higher budget players you can end up losing coins if you don’t keep tax in mind.
In order to calculate your return of selling an item after tax use the following formula.
Sell price * 0.95 = Return after tax.

Squad Building Challenge Fodders. Cheapest cards for their respective rating. Refers to cards that aren’t exactly usable in game yet have a respectively high rating which makes them relevant for building and completing SBCs. Take Pique as an example. Year in and year out he doesn’t perform well in game, yet he still has a high rating which makes him usable for SBCs.

Most Effective Tactic Available. Players who fit the meta are players that are ‘OP’ in game, players such as Ronaldo and Mbappe are year in and out referred to as meta. As traders we love META players. These players are especially great for hourly flipping as they have a constant, however not consistent, amount of demand. As long as the supply, in terms of flipping them, is somewhat normal (or within a controllable range) there will always be buyers for these cards. Sniping this group of players can also be very profitable as you’ll experience quicker sales compared to non-demanded cards.

Return on Investment. Is defined by the following ‘Return on Investment (ROI) is a performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment or compare the efficiency of a number of different investments’.

ROI = (Final Value of Investment − Initial Value of Investment) / Cost of Investment ​× 100