In Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord there is a simple economic system. All in-game items (weapons, armor, food or raw materials used in crafting) do not have fixed prices - their price is constantly changing, depending on the world situation. This section of our guide explains how to trade profitably in Bannerlord in order to earn lots of gold.
MORE WAYS TO MAKE AND EARN MONEY
You'll find more information about obtaining gold on a separate page of our guide to Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord - "Money - how can I earn more money?".
How to trade profitably?
The key to profitable trading is to observe the so called trade rumors. All you have to do is enter your inventory and then point your cursor at the item you want to sell. By doing so you are able to check in which city you can buy the item at the lowest price.
This also applies to selling prices. While trading, the game will show you in which city you can sell the item for a higher price. Remember that prices change quickly, so it is possible that before you get to the city, the price will no longer be favorable. You have to keep that in mind. It is not worth embarking on a long journey to trade - probably the price of the item will change by then. On the other hand, if the city with a better price is not far away, or you were going to travel to that area anyway, then don't sell any items in order to earn more gold a bit later. Also remember that selling a large quantity of one type of goods will cause a significant drop in the price of these goods in this city.
SKILLS THAT SUPPORT TRADING
Of course, the main skill that facilitates profitable sales and has a significant impact on your trading abilities is Trade. Developing this skill will increase the prices of the goods you sell and improve the performance of your caravans and stores. The Trade skill can be increased by trading profitably - as described above.