I see no merit in having tracers. I plan to stay under the radar as much as possible. That means no extemporaneous light, lasers, tracers, cow bells around my neck, bells on my toes or anything else that could compromise my position. If I am pressed into a defensive posture, I plan to be in a position to be able to shoot-n-scoot. Some may see the need - I don't. JHMO....
As for cheap ammo - I guess Wolf is about the "cheapest" I have. I bought everything else like my life might depend on it.
Si vis pacem, para bellum