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Trades and Trends by Altan Insights: February 19, 2022

Trades and Trends by Altan Insights: February 19, 2022
February 19, 2022
Bradley Calleja

Join Altan Insights as we highlight trading activity across the various alternative marketplaces with a combination of charts and penned analysis to help investors track trends and price movements that impact their portfolio.


For the third straight week, Collectable delivered the best average performance across the three major alternative asset platforms. Sports cards have been on a run over the last two weeks as cardboard closed with a 2.6% average last week and finished with a 3.64% average this week. Sports memorabilia finished with a 0.51% average ROI which represents a strong bounce back after a -0.28% return over the previous five days.

Modern stars set the pace this week on Collectable. The 2020 National Treasures Justin Herbert RPA led with an 85% return while the 2015 Gleyber Torres Orange Refractor climbed 60.71%. Rounding out the top three was the 2018 Michael Porter Jr. Basket which jumped 57.76%. The MPJ offering rebounded well after finishing last week with a -35.56% return. In light of recent injury news, the Zion Williamson National Treasures RPA dropped -36.8% to close as the worst-performing asset this week on Collectable. Kobe Bryant memorabilia also struggled as his 1996 Rookie Sneakers dropped -32.73% and NBA Final Jacket slipped -28.31%. In total, ten different assets gained at least 23% on Collectable while only four offerings fell more than -23%. Five assets closed with gains of more than 46% while no asset dropped more than -37%.

Golf was the best-performing sport this week with a 10.84% average return followed by boxing which bounced 9.55% higher. Soccer closed in third with a 9.16% average while hockey-related assets added 8.75%. Football and baseball closed with 3.81% and 3.66% average returns respectively. Tennis tumbled -6.47% but it was the only sport to fall more than -1% this week.


This week on Otis, performed fell slightly with a -0.75% average return although the median closed unchanged. Sports cards were the worst-performing asset class this week with a -3.15% return but the platform was led by a LeBron James rookie card which gained 29.64%. Pokémon turned in a solid week on Otis as the First Edition Blastoise card climbed 22.12% and the sector finished with a 4.1% average return. Sneakers snuck out another positive average and this now marks three consecutive weeks of positive returns for shoes on Otis. The asset class finished runner-up to cards with a 1.95% average ROI.

At the bottom this week was the Super Mario Bros. 3 which slid -37.5%. The Super Mario game has now dropped more than -50% in the last two weeks as video games overall fell -1.92% on average. Rounding out the bottom five were three sports cards and one piece of sports memorabilia which all fell at least -16%. Last week, sports cards were the best-performing asset class on Otis with a 2.04% return but this week, both cards and memorabilia finished with negative returns.


Performance dipped lower this week on Rally as the platform closed this week with a -4.02% average return and a -0.23% median. In total, 214 different assets traded this week which marks the first time more than 200 unique assets have traded in a single week on a fractional investing platform.

After investors accepted a buyout offer for the 1958 Alifabolaget Pelé card, which made it the first seven-figure soccer card, investors seemingly rolled their profits into a different Pelé that is still trading. The 1958 Quigol Pelé rookie gained 52.5% this week to lead all assets and was the only offering to gain more than 50%. Meanwhile, four different assets dropped at least -50%. Books received a boost from Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath which climbed 49.5% and the video game 1985 NES Wild Gunman moved 42.68% higher. Sports cards were the best-performing asset class this week on Rally but the sector still closed in the red with a -1.25% average return. Card games crumbled with a -15.64% ROI as the 2000 Pokémon Gym Heroes Box bounced -55.2% lower. Memorabilia moved down -11.27% while NFTs fell -6.52%. Last week, NFTs were the best performing asset class with a 6.6% average return and comic books finished in second with a 2.56% ROI. This week marked the first time since real-time trading was initiated on Rally that every asset class closed with a negative average return.

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Analyzing trade activity across the various alternative marketplaces with a combination of charts and penned analysis to help investors track trends and price movements that impact their portfolios.

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