Friday, August 31, 2012

Double Price Day - No Comment from Authorities

Market update for August 30st GMT/UDT

by Nanakins

When the market opened at midnight GMT, I prepared a post. Sometime between 2 and 3 hours later, the market prices changed, and I ripped that report up and went to bed! We've never seen anything like that before, and the Market Officials have offered no explanation. It's business as usual for them while the rest of us scratch our heads in bewilderment.

Across the Tiny Kingdom, it was much the same story, after market prices that were stuck in place for more than 4 days - it suddenly changed in the middle of the Market Business Day! And the Red Ink List, which had only one little entry on it - is back in business, much to the dismay of merchants everywhere.

Lumber and Woven Fur prices shot up like a geyser, lumber more so, with a very high price. Stones, Rocks, and Fur are below average, and everything else is average-ish.

Here's how the prices chalk up until the stroke of midnight GMT/UDT (give or take a few hours, evidently...):

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Election Time - UPGRADE DAY!

Market update for August 27th, 28th, 29th & 30th GMT/UDT

by Nanakins

We've been enjoying a fair market finally, and today looks like another one! With all prices average or below average, it's time to make some upgrades and stock your warehouses!

The winners here are the village shops all across the Tiny Kingdom. Even the Red Ink Report only has 1 thing on it. The middle recipe in the Art Boutique runs at a loss. Nothing else, not even the infamous Tux Stores or the new Canoe and Hiking stores.

Here's how the prices chalk up until the stroke of midnight GMT/UDT:

Saturday, August 11, 2012

When No News IS Good News

Market update for August 11th, GMT/UDT

by Nanakins

As long as the market stays around average, it makes for nice, predictable days at the Stone Street Market. When the Pet Pterodactyl squawked ... they chalked up even more average prices than yesterday!

But, of course, that doesn't mean that shop-keepers can buy without worries. There are still a number of basic stores which lose plenty of money buying resources from a completely average market, so be sure to check the Red Ink Report at the end of this posting.

Here's how the prices chalk up until the stroke of midnight GMT/UDT:

Lumber Falls - To Average

Market update for August 11th, GMT/UDT

by Nanakins

If you've been waiting for the price of Lumber to drop some, it's that day! It's just not low enough to help Canoe Stores.

Here's how the prices chalk up until the stroke of midnight GMT/UDT, there's only a little over 3 hours left now:

Friday, August 10, 2012

Falling Prices Send Market Into Frenzy

Market update for August 10th, GMT/UDT

by Nanakins

It's been non-stop chaos on Stone Street since almost all the prices fell at the close of market! Lumber is the only very high price, and rocks are just a bit above average. Everything else is very low or average.

Today's best buys are stones, food, and fur. With the market trends of late, I'm guessing this is just a momentary market low. We haven't seen a price this low on stones since April!

All shops which use stones are working overtime to get in on the profits possible at this price! 

Here's how the prices chalk up until the stroke of midnight GMT/UDT, there's only a little over 6 hours left now:

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Does Stone Dropping In A Village Make A Noise?

Market update for August 9th, GMT/UDT

by Nanakins

Of course it does, the happy noise of another price reduction in stones is always welcome! As cheap as rocks have been, some people are betting it could go even lower! And 2,070 is a great buy for stones these days.

The Market priced out today sort of half and half. There will be some winners, and some losers. Be careful with the Lumber and Woven Fur prices in your stores. Remember to know your break-even point, or check the Red Ink Report after the market chalkboard.

Here's how the prices chalk up until the stroke of midnight GMT/UDT:

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Highs and Lows of Things

Market update for August 8th, GMT/UDT

by Nanakins

The Wood price is tied for the market low price today! Rock and Fur have very low prices, and lumber and woven fur are below average.

Not particularly a good buy, Stones are down today and falling. But Food is very high.

Here's how the prices chalk up until the stroke of midnight GMT/UDT:

Monday, August 6, 2012

The Market is Shrinking Your Coins

Market update for August 7th, GMT/UDT

by Nanakins

Wood is near low today, and Woven Fur is below average. Fur is around average. That said, today's mostly average prices at market need a bit of perspective.

What's it called when 1,000 coins does not buy as much today as it did 30 days ago? The technical term, my friends, is inflation. Yes, that dirty word, inflation, is at work on our very own Stone Street Market. If it continues unchecked, more and more shops will become nonviable because they spend more time losing money than they do making money for any shop keepers who are forced to buy their raw goods at market.

Rock is at 610, that's above average, but nowhere near high enough to be considered in the top 15% of prices anymore.

Stone is at 4,000. A month ago, that would have been nearly the highest price ever paid for stones (the record price was 4,090 before the July Jack-Up). 4,000 is not even in the top 30% of pricing now. It's become an utterly not noteworthy price. It still feels high to me, though! I work just as hard, for those 4,000 coins as I did a month ago.

Lumber is at 5,310, the exact median price for the past 90 days. A month ago, the median price was just under 5,000 though.

Woven fur is at 4,950, below the current 90-day median of 5,310. A month ago, that median price was over 300 coins smaller.

Here's how the prices chalk up for the next 24 hours:

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Prices Down: It's Upgrade Day in the Tiny Kingdom!

Market update for August 6th, GMT/UDT

by Nanakins

Wild cheering broke out as the Pet Pterodactyl screeched to bring the day's trading to a close and post prices for the new day. 6 of 7 market commodities are below average, some of them very low. If this doesn't qualify for Upgrade Day, I don't know what does.

The only high price today is for fur. I don't need fur for upgrades, I need woven fur, so this is perfect for me. If I needed fur, I'd stock up on everything else and bide my time for a couple days for fur to become affordable again.

But even with good days like this, there are still basic shops that are going to lose your money if you buy resources at these market prices. Don't miss the Red Ink Report at the end of my filing, but do enjoy it's brevity! Even Canoe and Hiking shops are making money at long last!

What a pleasant story to file at long last!

Here's how the prices chalk up for the next 24 hours:

Market Prices Falling

Market update for August 5th, GMT/UDT

by Nanakins

With only hours left to go, I'm late with the Stone Street Report. We haven't had all that much to celebrate at market recently - but today's prices are almost all below average or average, except for Lumber and Fur, which are both high. (But it's the market, give it a few days, it'll fall, right?!)

That is not to say prices around average can't result in losses in your stores; even the basic Terra Trainers are running in the red for one of their stock items at this price for woven fur.

I'm starting to line everything up that needs upgrading, I think the market looks like it might be setting up for even more low prices and I want to be ready to take advantage of it. I'm stocking up on stones and food for sure today!

Here's how the prices chalk up for the next 2.5 hours:

Friday, August 3, 2012

Relief At Market Eases Pressure

Market update for August 4th, GMT/UDT

by Nanakins

Who would have predicted that a market full of average looking prices could ever brings sighs of relief? But that's what we have today when the Market closed and the Pet Pterodactyl screeched.

Watch out for very high rock prices, and take note of below average woven fur prices. (But not low enough for any shop higher than a Terra Trainer to make a profit with.)

Even with this small respite from the high prices, there are still key indicator shops which are losing money running from market stock. Please refer to the Red Ink Report after the price board for details.

Here's how the prices chalk up for the next 24 hours:

Thursday, August 2, 2012

They Say Third Time's The Charm

Market update for August 3rd, GMT/UDT

by Nanakins

We can only hope that third new record high price for stones in 17 days charms someone. I know I'm not charmed, but surely the people lining their pockets at our expense must be living a charmed life at that price!

There's a boon for people using Wood at market today; at 500 coins per thousand, it's tieing with the lowest price ever recorded. With lumber still very high, I'm putting some of this cheap wood into my mills to make my own lumber.

With over half the commodities at market above average or extremely high, you're still going to have to be very cautious, especially in stores making things with stones, lumber, and fur.

My Hiking, Canoe, Cushions, and China shops are all on hiatus. How are you coping?

Here's how it looks for the next 24 hours:

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

More Up Than Down

Market update for August 2nd, GMT/UDT

by Nanakins

July's poor market buying performance is spilling into August. 3 High price records were set yesterday, and another one today - this time for Woven Fur. As if anyone needed to pay more for woven fur!

With the market careening out of control without regard to logic for the prices, I am loathe to attempt to glean, let alone believe, any intelligence on futures. Stock up on stones while it is still low, hopefully there is another day of wood falling after the record price yesterday. Food looks headed up, but nobody understands why.

And as we all stand in the buying side of the market, the selling chamber continues to sport insultingly low figures as if they were proud of them. The make no effort to hide the corruption that surely must have a grip on our market for the disparity between what basic commodities are being bought for vs. what they are selling at.

Here's how it looks for the next 24 hours, buy very carefully, and keep an eye on your break-even price point. As you can tell from the Red Ink Report below, there are still significant troubles facing village shops.