GTA 5 Stock Markets: How To Invest And Make Money In GTA 5

GTA 5 Stock Market

To invest into the Grand Theft Auto V Stock market would be a wise decision that could net some serious money. The Stock Market in GTA V basically operates the same as real life stock trading: Buy low and sell high in order to turn a profit. The value of stocks are affected by various things including story progress, in-game purchases and with some stocks, other players. Below we will look at which Stock Markets you should invest in and which ones you should avoid. If you have just started to play you may want to make some quick GTA$ first.


The in game stock market can be manipulated to your advantage, that is without having to perform a mission for Lester first, or start torching competitor vehicles and HQs.

The Stock Market Works Like This:

After buying your stock, quick save your game via the in-game mobile phone. Next, go to the LCN stock market to monitor the price of your shares. The interval between a stock price change is about 45 seconds. In case the stock price is higher after 45 seconds have past , perform a quick save again (e.g. when stock rises from 6.94 to 7.02). This is the essential part of the method to make money in GTA V. The reason is that at a certain moment in time the stock price of this particular firm will start decreasing again and will not top the value at which you saved your game. At this moment you have to load your last quick save. In fact, by doing this the stock market kind of resets and your stock price can increase again. This is when you can perform a quick save again when the stock price has increased. The nice part is that this time the stock can increase from the initial stock price of 7.02 instead of 6.94, thus allowing to reach higher stock price values. The reset of the stock market can be seen from the price movement and % change figures. These are different every time when you load your game. The less negative/more positive  they were the more the stock prices increased at which you can save your game to continue making money.


Golden Stock Market Rule:

The single most important rule of the GTA 5 Stock Market is this: wait as long as possible to perform Franklin’s Assassination Missions, and invest as heavily as possible with all three characters when you do so.

No tricks, no fuss. Just wait. These Missions are sure-fire, vast Stock Market shifts hard-coded into the Story Mode. The more money you have to invest, the more money you can make on these dramatic and guaranteed market swings. You can easily double your investment more than once over this way.

Do note that the first Assassination Mission is mandatory in order to progress in the story. Invest all you have from all three characters and then save the rest of the missions for after you finish the story

LCN Stock Market


The prices of LCN stocks are directly influenced by what the player does in single player Story Mode. During Franklin’s series of Assassination Missions, murdering the head of one company will enhance the stock value of a rival. For example, killing corrupt jury members for the Redwood trial increases the value of rival Debonaire’s stock.

  • The Multi Target Assassination increases the price of Debonaire cigarettes.
  • The Vice Assassination increases the price of Fruit.
  • The Hotel Assassination increases the price of Betta Pharmaceuticals.

LCN Stock Markets

  • Animal Ark
  • Air Emu / LCN Corporate Stock Market Rival
  • Augury Insurance
  • Cool Beans / LCN Corporate Stock Market Rival
  • Bean Machine / LCN Corporate Stock Market Rival
  • Burger Shot / LCN Corporate Stock Market Rival
  • Bilkinton / LCN Corporate Stock Market Rival
  • Bank of Liberty / LCN Corporate Stock Market Rival
  • Bob Mulet
  • Bullhead / LCN Corporate Stock Market Rival
  • Clucking Bell / LCN Corporate Stock Market Rival
  • Debonaire
  • Dollar Pills / LCN Corporate Stock Market Rival
  • eCola / LCN Corporate Stock Market Rival
  • Fleeca
  • Fly Us / LCN Corporate Stock Market Rival
  • Gastro Brand
  • Gold Coast
  • Go Postal / LCN Corporate Stock Market Rival
  • Gruppe Sechs
  • Hammerstein & Faust
  • Hijak
  • Krapea
  • Life Invader
  • Logger / LCN Corporate Stock Market Rival
  • Max Renda
  • Maze Bank / LCN Corporate Stock Market Rival
  • MerryWeather
  • Mors Mutual Insurance
  • Post OP / LCN Corporate Stock Market Rival
  • Pro Laps
  • Raine
  • Richards Majestic
  • Radio Los Santos / LCN Corporate Stock Market Rival
  • Red Wood / LCN Corporate Stock Market Rival
  • Slaughter, Slaughter, Slaughter / LCN Corporate Stock Market Rival
  • Taco Bomb
  • Vanilla Unicorn
  • Up-n-Atom
  • Vangelico
  • WorldWide FM / LCN Corporate Stock Market Rival
  • **PissWasser / LCN Corporate Stock Market Rival

Story Missions Do Affect The Stock Market

Throughout the game’s story, Lester will offer Franklin missions in which he’ll have to assassinate a target. These targets have a huge role to play in the company’s whose stocks are available to purchase, and their deaths will affect the value of their corresponding stock. Although Lester will often tell Franklin himself, this table clarifies which stock the player should invest in before or after killing their target.

These stocks will rise by a preset maximum percentage over the following 5-10 minutes, before swiftly dropping to less than half of that profit then slowly returning to normal. Keep a close eye & close/reopen the trading pages to stay on top of the price, as if you miss it then try to reload the maximum percentage will be greatly reduced – you’ll be able to tell this has happened because it will remain at this capped value for far longer than expected, and it will be an even percentage (for example 25% after The Vice Assassination versus up to 50% pre-reload).

Mission And Stock Market Investments

Mission: Hotel Assassination

Invest In: Betta Pharmaceuticals

Mission: The Red Wood Cigarette Assassination

Invest In: Debonaire Cigarettes

Mission: The Vice Assassination

Invest In: Fruit

Mission: The Bus Assassination

Invest In: Vapid (Buy After Mission)

Mission: The Construction Assassination

Invest In: Gold Coast

Redwood Cigarette and Vice Missions

After the Redwood multi-target assassination, once you’ve sold your Debonaire stock, immediately invest all of your money in Redwood, which is at its lowest point when Debonaire is at its highest. If you wait 36 – 48 game hours (sleep in a safehouse to advance time 6 hours per sleep), the Redwood stock will bounce back up, giving you a ridiculous 300% return!

After the Vice assassination, once you’ve sold your Fruit stock, immediately buy stock in Facade. Again, wait 36 – 48 game hours and the stock will bounce back up for 100% profit.

Remember that stock are static on Saturdays and Sunday, so you may need to skip ahead to Monday for the stock to bounce.


BAWSAQ Stock Market

The prices of BAWSAQ Stock Market are affected by the Grand Theft Auto V online community. For example, Ammu-Nation originally was a wise investment, likely due to the sheer number of people buying weapons and ammo in game, however it’s price has been in free fall since Friday 27th, likely due to a tail off in ammo and gun purchases and thereby causing many to offload stocks exacerbating the issue. HAL and PIS have been on the rise since about the same time, but have begun to slow a little (as of Monday 30th). These two stocks are likely on the rise because their value was so low during the previous week, which prompted many to invest heavily at low prices for maximum possible returns.

You may be able to get a small jump on the stock market by watching RockStar Games Social Club Site, the BAWSAQ stock market is available there and seems to be slightly ahead of the in-game market.

Social Club member conduct in single-player modes appears to have discernible effect on overall market performance.

The Grand Theft Auto online markets for Xbox 360 and PS3 Communities operate separately and fluctuate independently.

BAWSAQ Stock Markets

  • Ammu-Nation
  • Badger
  • Betta Pharmaceuticals
  • BF
  • Binco
  • Bleeter
  • Brute
  • BitterSweet
  • CNT
  • Crevis
  • Daily Globe
  • Eyefind
  • Facade
  • Fruit
  • Grain Of Truth
  • Hawk And Little
  • HVY Industries
  • Los Santos Customs
  • LS Transport
  • LTD Oil
  • Maibatsu
  • Pisswasser
  • Pump n Run
  • Ponsonbys
  • Ron Oil
  • Shark
  • Shrewsbury
  • Schyster
  • Sprunk
  • Suburban
  • Tinkle
  • Ubermacht
  • Vapid
  • VomFuer
  • Dept. Of Water And Power
  • Wi Wang
  • Whiz
  • Weazel
  • Zit

For More In-depth Look At Investing Into Grand Theft Auto 5 Stock Market Check Out IGN’s Tutorial.

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