Stock Market Tips

Become the Gordon Gekko of Los Santos

Below are all the hints and tips you need to make tonnes of cash on the stock market in Grand Theft Auto V. If you have any tips of your own, feel free to send them in! Also don’t forget to check out our guide specifically in relation to the eCola stock – you can earn a ton of money early on in single player mode by following the steps.

Assassination Mission Stock Investing

As Franklin you can do assassination missions for Lester and each time you carry out a hit, the stock market will be affected.

Here is a big tip (and it isn’t even the main one) – if you really want to cash-in, then wait until the end of the game (when you’ve completed the campaign and the mission “The Big Score” and should have lots of money) to do the missions. This will let you invest the most and also realize the most profits… Each character will have between $40 and $100 MILLION!

You also need to cycle through each of your characters before each mission so that you can invest all their money in the relevant stock. And, before you start a mission, make sure you quick save in case you make a mistake.

One final thing – if you need to advance some days in order for the stock price to move as desired, go to a safehouse and fall asleep. This will pass the time enough for your investments to spike. Then sell them!

So anyway, invest in the stock listed before each assassination mission and follow any other notes. Enjoy!

Assassination MissionStock to Purchase Before MissionNotes
Hotel AssassinationBetaPharmaceuticals (BAWSAQ)Sell Beta after the mission (80% profit). Then wait at least three days in-game and purchase Bilkington (LCN), then wait a week or more for it to rebound and sell it before the second mission (80% profit).
The Multi Target AssassinationDebonaire Cigarettes (LCN)Sell Debonaire after this second mission (80% profit) then purchase Redwood (LCN). Do not do the third mission yet, but instead advance the game for two days then sell Redwood (300% profit)
The Vice AssassinationFruit (BAWSAQ)Sell Fruit after the mission (50% profit)
The Bus AssassinationVapid (BAWSAQ)Invest in Vapid only AFTER you complete the mission. Do not do the fifth mission yet, but instead advance the game for two days then sell Vapid (100% profit)
The Construction AssassinationGoldCoast (LCN)Sell GoldCoast after the mission (80% profit)

BAWSAQ Stocks Tracker/Historic Data

Someone created this website which contains historic pricing information for all of the stocks on the BAWSAQ.

Helpful if you know how to use that sort of information (we aren’t claiming to…)!

High Frequency Stock Trading

This only works for LCN stocks and do make it worthwhile you need A LOT of money. For this reason it is good to do after you’ve finished all of Lester’s assassination missions, for example. You should also know that the prices of the LCN stocks will refresh every 45 seconds while you’re doing this.

  1. Look for the stock that has the lowest price (meaning you can buy more of it).
  2. Buy it (the maximum amount) and then immediately save your game. Don’t muck around when doing this (you will have 45 seconds or less).
  3. Once saved then check the stock by pretending to purchase more. Provided you stay on the “purchase more stock page” the price will constantly refresh for you.
  4. If the stock price goes up, then save your game and repeat the steps above. If the stock price goes down then reload your initial save game and try again.

This can be a little annoying (having to wait through a lot of saving screens) but it can also be worthwhile provided you are investing a lot of money to begin with. The incremental changes won’t be massive (maybe a few cents per price change) but they add up if you have loads of money riding on it…

Insurance Company Stock Tip

Head out on a mission of destruction and then immediately put some money into AugeryInsurance stock (AUG). When you destroyed lots of cars by damaging them, it should have caused the stock price to go down. Then after a while (and given you’ve stopped destroying things) the stock should shoot right back up!

LCN Investing via Assassinations

Before the assassination missions below switch to each of your characters and then invest all your money in the company listed. That company will benefit from the assassination you’re about to carry out and your LCN stocks will rise in value.

  1. The Hotel Assassination – Betapharmasuticals
  2. The Multi Target Assassination – Debonaire
  3. The Vice Assassination – iFruit
  4. Construction Assassination – Gold Coast Development

LCN Stock Trading

When you’re playing GTA V there will always be one particular stock on the LCN market that fluctuates within a set range (well pretty much a set range).

If you can find that stock and know it’s range, then it’s just a matter of continuously trading it to make money! When it goes down into the bottom of the trading range, buy it. Then when it goes up to the top, sell it!

Note that the stock in question for your game will not be one affected by the Assassination Missions (ie Debonaire Cigarettes, Redwood or GoldCoast).

List of Competing Companies

Competitor 1Competitor 2
CoolBeansBeanMachine
BurgershotUp-An-Atom
Clucking BellTacoBomb
FlyUSAirEmu
GoPostalPostOP
BilkingtonDollarPills
PisswasserLogger
MazeBankBankOfLiberty
RedwoodDebonaire
Slaughter, Slaughter & SlaughterBullhead
RadioLosSantosWorldwideFM
eColaRaine

List of Stock Tickers for all BAWSAQ Stocks

  • Alpha Mail
  • Ammu-Nation (AMU)
  • Bank of Liberty
  • Badger Wireless (BADR)
  • Bean Machine (BEAN)
  • Biglogs (BIGL)
  • Binco (BNCO)
  • Bleeter (BLE)
  • Burger Shot (BSHT)
  • Candy Box (CABOX)
  • Canyon Entertainment (CANE)
  • Cluckin’ Bell (CUBEL)
  • CNT (CNTU)
  • eCola (ECLA)
  • Eris (ERIS)
  • Eugenics Incorporated (UGEN)
  • Eyefind.info (EYEF)
  • Fleeca (FLEE)
  • Fruit Computers (FRUC)
  • Genic (GNIC)
  • Globe Oil (GLBOIL)
  • Gruppe Sechs
  • Heat
  • Liberty Tree (LIBT)
  • Limit
  • Logger Beer (LOGR)
  • Liberty Sports Network (LSNW)
  • MeTV (METV)
  • Nx-Jn (NXJN)
  • Pißwasser
  • RON Oil (RONO)
  • Shark Credit Card (SHRK)
  • Schmidt & Priss
  • Sprunk (SPUK)
  • Tinkle Telecom (TIKL)
  • Weazel Networks (WZNT)
  • Whiz Wireless (WHIZ)
  • WIWANG (WIW)
  • Xero (XGAS)

List of Stock Tickers for all LCN Stocks

  • ARK – AnimalArk
  • AUG – AuguryInsurance
  • BAN – CoolBeans
  • BEN – BeanMachine
  • BGR – BurgerShot
  • BIL – Bilkington
  • BOL – BankOfLiberty
  • BOM – BobMulét
  • BUL – Bullhead
  • CLK – CluckinBell
  • DEB – Debonaire
  • DOP – DollarPills
  • ECL – eCola
  • EMU – AirEmu
  • FLC – Fleeca
  • FUS – FlyUS
  • GAS – GastroBand
  • GCD – GoldCoast
  • GOP – GoPostal
  • GRU – GruppeSechs
  • HAF – Hammerstein&Faust
  • HKJ – Hijak
  • KRP – Krapea
  • LFI – Lifeinvader
  • LOG – Logger
  • MAX – MaxRenda
  • MAZ – MazeBank
  • MER – Merryweather
  • MOR – MorsMutualInsurance
  • POP – PostOP
  • PRO – ProLaps
  • RAI – Raine
  • RIM – RichardsMajestic
  • RLS – RadioLosSantos
  • RWC – Redwood
  • SSS – Slaughter,Slaughter&Slaughter
  • TBO – TacoBomb
  • UNI – VanillaUnicorn
  • UPA – Up-n-Atom
  • VAG – Vangelico
  • WFM – WorldwideFM

Radio Stock Tips

If you listen often to talk back radio stations then you’re more likely to hear about stock tips. If you do happen to hear something, load up on the stock being discussed to profit!

Stock Market – Buy Cheap and Sell High

Here’s a way to score some cheap stock and then also increase it’s value.

First simply shoot down a plane operated a by a particular company. The value of its shares should decrease. Then you buy up large.

After that, shoot down the planes of rivals to the first company that you now hold stock in. The value of the stocks should go back up!

Targeting Competing Companies and Stock Market Money Making

When you do anything in Grand Theft Auto V that effects a company (like robbing a bank or gas station, or blowing up a plane) then its stock price will usually decrease to an extent (the more stuff you do to that company the lower it’s price will go).

Anyway, the price of stock in competitors of whatever company you targeting should also go up! So combining the two we have this list here. It shows which two companies are competitors of each other. So if you’re going to target FlyUS and take out a few planes you should buy AirEmu stock (and vice-versa).

Tinkle Stock Tip

Ideally this is best done later in the game when you have serious cash to invest…

stock-tip-location

  1. First get all your characters to invest in Tinkle (TNK) on the BAWSAQ.
  2. Then head to Hitch Lift 1 using Michael as your character and you’ll see a guy to pick up.
  3. You need to take him to the Airport and along the way he’ll tell you about a particular stock that is going to increase in value.
  4. $Profit$

Thanks toddfa

Trading Days and Advancing Time

Each trading day on the stock market begins at 8am (except weekends), so if you are advancing time, then make sure you check it at 8am each day. Advancing time via sleeping will put your forward 8 hours.

And if you want to advance time more quickly/efficiently, you don’t have to actually save. Instead just go head into the save screen when at a bed and then exit. This is enough to advance time.


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