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How To Make Billions In GTA V

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The assassination missions that Lester offers to Franklin throughout the game are not only good fun, but can also be highly profitable. Playing the stock market is an easy way to become an overnight billionaire in Grand Theft Auto 5, especially when based on which companies are affected by Lester and Franklin's actions as opposed to blind luck.



The first thing to note is that the timeframe to make each of these investments is limited, so the best policy is to save your game using multiple slots in case you need to go back and remedy any missed investment windows. I would advise saving before starting each mission and before making each invesment.


Now, you will have to do the first assassination mission Lester offers Franklin as part of the main story, but you should thereafter ignore all of them until after completing the story mode, in order to maximise your profits.


Assassination 1: Hotel Assassination
Invest in BET (Betta Pharmaceuticals), found on the BAWSAQ exchange, with each character before starting the mission. After completing the mission as Franklin, listen to the radio until you hear the news announcing your recent assassination, and thereafter keep an eye on your portfolio. The share price should cap out at around 80%, at which point you can sell with each character.


Note: remember to complete the main story before continuing beyond this point.


Assassination 2
: Multiple Target Assassination
 
Invest in DEB (Debonaire), which is found on the LCN stock exchange. After around 8 game hours (16 minutes in real time), the share price should peak, again at around 80%. Again, be sure to save in case you miss the selling window, as the price will drop significantly after it has passed.

Afterwards, invest in RWC (Redwood), found on LCN. Save the game, and advance the clock by 48 hours by going to your safehouse and using the bed. Remember to save in a different file; each time you use the bed to save you will advance the game by 6 hours. If you land on a weekend you will need to wait until Monday as stock prices remain static at weekends. On the second trading day after the mission the Redwood shares will increase by around 300%, at which point you sell.


Assassination 3: The Vice Assassination 

Invest in FRT (Fruit) on BAWSAQ before the mission starts. After completing the mission the share price will spike at around 50%, so sell when it hits that mark. Afterwards, invest in Facade (found on BAWSAQ) while prices are low. The company will make a valiant comeback after around 2 days and share prices will rise again.

Assassination 4: Bus Assassination
Complete the mission normally, then invest in VAP (Vapid) while prices are down. Advance the game by 48 hours and at the start of the second day, share prices will shoot up by a tasty 100%, at which point you should sell up.


Assassination 5: Construction Assassination
Before you begin this final assassination mission, you should invest in GCD (Goldcoast) on LCN. Completing this mission will cause GCD share prices to increase by a maximum of 80%. Sell, sell, sell.


If you started with a base investment of $1million (going from the second assassination, as you likely won’t have a million before then), using this guide could see you increasing that to $29,160,000.

If you invested all your cash each time, you can potentially end up with a figure anywhere between $600,000,000 and $1,500,000,000, depending on your take from the final heist.

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lostatwalmart
6th October 2013
09:25:15
I waited 48 hours in game time and it only went up 1% after completing the bus assassination... After the 48 hours i waited another week (in game) and it only went up 1%, if it is in game time, rather than real life time, then I guess it can be hit or miss, the only thing I did different is accidentally hung up on Lester after mission complete and getting away from the cops.


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lostatwalmart
6th October 2013
10:59:18
I finally switched charaters and both of the others investments were at 100% exactly and Franklins was at 1.03%. So beware if you skip you the phone call with Lester, Franklin will lose the stock market boost.


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motiondown
5th October 2013
23:01:25
Totally works. Ended up with nearly two billion dollars for every character.


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Eric
3rd October 2013
22:37:01
*spoiler alert* Don't read if you haven't finished the main storyline:

If you're looking to really maximize how much money you can accumulate with any one character, kill Trevor at the end of the game. Lester will give Trevor's share of the final heist to Michael for "safe keeping" since Trevor has no immediately family (apparently Lester doesn't know about his long lost mother). Killing Michael will result in Lester giving his share to his family, so that's a no go. If you kill Trevor, you could have $70-$80 million by the time you complete the story line, before you start the final 3 assassination missions. Starting with 80M vs. 40M, will obviously dramatically affect how much you can make when you invest in the appropriate stocks during the assassination missions.


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ThisNoob
3rd December 2013
15:42:22
Yes if you do option A (which i like the most) and bring Talia Martinez, Rickie Lukenz, Daryl Johnson and Norm Richards then they will only take 30 % of the heist and with Lester's cut around 24 mil you will get 38,96 mil and with Trevor's cut then about 78 mil which if it is invested right (using this guide) it will grant you up to a maximum of 4bil but it will no longer be an option to play Trevor but with that much money in my opinion 2b with all characters is better cause you still get to play Trevor and his stranger and freaks missions and such.


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ThisNoob
3rd December 2013
15:59:22
If you though do option B which takes more time and is harder since you have to escape 5 star pursuit which is really tough but with option B and killing Trevor you can earn a stunning 5bil cash on Michael and Franklin 2,479 (without killing Trevor) but the stock prices aren't't totally fixed they got a minimum and a maximum on each assassination therefrom it's random so good idear to make ALOT of saves.


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jsizzle
30th September 2013
20:31:32
id like to say after investing into VAP it shot up to 146.1 percent but i think thats rare


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CapnCrunch
8th October 2013
17:42:51
Nice. Mine went up to about 98% and I sold it then..... should of waited! :(


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Meatstick
2nd October 2013
15:12:20
ok I have attempted the multiple victim assassination mission 3 times now....i am investing in DEB with all 3 characters prior to picking up the phone to start the mission...i complete the mission and go back to franklins house...once there i will wait for the stock to rise usually to about 81 percent....after which i will sell with each character....i then invest in redwood with each character try the sleep and save and it the stock comes no where close to 300% what am i doing wrong???


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Meatstick
2nd October 2013
22:24:39
please help that 300% would be huge....im desperate LOL!!!


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bigdredre27
5th October 2013
21:50:25
check the days if it is a weekend then keep sleeping until tuesday or wednesday then it will shoot up... dont miss it


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Feanor
7th October 2013
16:33:25
I think there's an element of luck to the 300%, because I never saw that on mine. Also if you re-load a previous save and try it again it won't go as high the second time apparently.


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jeffrockr
2nd October 2013
05:39:09
3 things : - When doing the first assassination for lester, Once bettapharmaceutics have maxed out you sell them and buy bilkinton at a very cheap price and I dont know the max value it will reach for now its 141$ still rising (so if someone knows ...) so you can make even more.
- When you miss the max and it drops down, if you reload it will not go as high as the first time you do (so you cant trick the shit I guess) so it hapened to me on the first and it reached 50 max after reloading (instead of 80)
-If you want to do extra money, auguryinsurance start very low on the game and will go up as you steal, blow and break cars , so during the time you do the main story missions you can invest on this. Maybe you could try being very careful until you finish the main story, and than after getting your billion(s) you could invest on it and get like A LOOTTTTTT !! have to test it though! and not create a mess before finishing the game this time :P Have tested biding my few millions during the main missions and its been lucrative!
-maze bank starts low and finishes at a good price at the end of the game, maybe theres something to do with that.
-you can bid on ecola once you have your billions and once its priced have dropped and than break sprunk distributors, drink colas and break competitors trucks. Some money to be made there.


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jeffrockr
2nd October 2013
05:41:26
oh yeah that was 5 things sorry , and at some point vangelico will raise up , id like to know if someone have tried this its surely is good since the prices dropped after the first heist


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jeffrockr
2nd October 2013
05:52:59
Apologies for multiple messages, anyway bilkinton maxes out at a 100% ratio so that you know when to sell. Double your cash ;)


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JerksOffAllTheTime
2nd October 2013
03:38:06
WTF!? While I was waiting for the stock to increase after the Hotel-mission I thought it would be clever to save a few times, so i could push the stock to its limit, and then go back just a little bit and sell at highest possible. On the last save the stock was at 79 something, but when I loaded back it was 49 something (!?!?!?) and stoped at 50,00% and stayed that way... (I used the phone app quick-save)


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ShaunyBee
29th September 2013
02:26:28
Gold Coast peaked at 120% for me. Just sold it at 119%. 2.1B in Michaels pocket.


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Ladiesman217
29th September 2013
13:05:45
Is this applicable also for Trevor and Michael? i thought it's only applicable for Franklin.


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ShaunyBee
29th September 2013
02:22:42
***FYI****
For the last assassination mission, do NOT sell it at 80%!! Right now, I had invested 1.1B in Gold Coast, and have been refreshing the browser's page (I don't know if it changes if you close out of your phone and reopen the browser) and the stock is at 111% and is still rising!! When you have over a billion invested, every fraction of a percent is a huge gain. Excited to see where this goes, but moral of this post: DO NOT sell Gold Coast at 80% return. You can get a ton more money. It's at 118% now haha.


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trismegistos
28th September 2013
19:02:57
in the Multiple Target Assassination, my Debonaire stocks soared but Redwood's not going up after the 48hrs
help?


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baratheon
28th September 2013
23:14:26
Sometimes it's less than that - I checked on mine after every time I slept in the bed and they went back up to normal after about 3 times


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Feanor
25th September 2013
17:40:26
Nice tip, though I think I've already done the first two assassination missions.. I've completed the main plot now though so I should still be able to make some pretty serious bank.


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mik73
21st October 2013
23:16:26
Did this last night and it worked like a charm. Almost exactly as Leph described. The one thing I can't confirm is whether reloading previous savegames to "maximize ROI" ends up nerfing the ROI the 2nd time around. Seems like strange behavior, unless their is some variables that are being maintained both inside and outside of savegames that affect stock price. Like some seed value doesn't get reset or something.

Anyway, all of my stock moved up and down in pretty much the same percentages others have noted. I haven't done the Gold Coast assassination yet. So I think I'll do my usual routine of Saving beforehand. Saving immediately after the mission, then saving again after each 6 hour sleep watching how the stocks rise.

If I see it hit 80% i'll likely sell the stock and save my game a last time with the money safely in my bank accounts. Then as an experiment I'll reload the game from just before and/or just after the Assassination and see if it peaks at only 50%.

With the 80% GoldCoast return I should end up with about 1.6 or 1.7 billion on each character. Good enough for me. I didn't optimize stock trading in most of the earlier parts of the game (including Augury Insurance), so I'm relying mostly on the Big Score take of 37 million each character got. I only had between 900k - 1.3mil on each character prior to the Big Score.


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Buzters
16th November 2013
14:08:29
I re did final stages of big score Tomas return as finally found driver tanialla...... Also found glitch of vap going to 146% and was chuffed..... But on final investment goldcoast it should have returned me $2.7bn each character but instead even though sale proceeds where stated at 2.7bn I only received $2,167,463,647 on each character exactly the same figure. Glitch?

Anyone else suffer from this?


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RichStar
15th October 2013
08:37:33
Ok i did every mandatory mission before the first lester assassination an i invested in betta before completing the assassination but my stock only rises to 49.99 why is that? I thought it was suppose to top out at 80? I reloaded my save an it did the same thing.. can someone please help me out.


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RichStar
15th October 2013
08:31:50
Ok i did every mandatory mission before the first lester assassination an i invested in betta before completing the assassination but my stock only rises to 49.99 why is that? I thought it was suppose to top out at 80? I reloaded my save an it did the same thing.. can someone please help me out.


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carter
15th November 2013
05:37:17
Can someone help me please, this f***** stock just won't rise, it stays at 50%, I tried the first mission form Lester 4 times and at the end it always stops at 50%. -.-* What's wrong with this?


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Leph
14th October 2013
18:33:37
I felt I had to comment on this thread as it hits high on google, and was a great help to me, I now have over $2 billion on each character. A couple of points from me:
- The Hotel Assasination is mandatory to progress the story, and therefore is likely to be done when you do not have much money to invest, however, LEAVE THE OTHER 4 MISSIONS until you have completed the main story line. I ended up with $37.5m on each character after the final mission, and therefore had a lot more to invest (as a side note, I would recommend reading up on how to maximise your profit on this mission).
- The above guide worked for me to the letter, so use it
- Invest (and sell) on ALL 3 CHARACTERS with 100% of your money.
- The stock price movements work in two ways: ONE: The immediate reaction. Here you are benefitting from owning a competitor, which slowly rises over the next 15-30 minutes of real-time. Bear in mind that your stock screen does not auto-refresh, but a simple 'back' button and then hit 'my portfolio' does refresh. The stocks tend to move in increments every 1-2 minutes. You need to sit at your PS3 for a while until you hit your price target, then sell all. The 'max' price does not seem to shoot downwards, but if you try to test the upper limits of the price, then you might lose a tick or two in price when it starts to drop. TWO: The recovery. The stocks you trash because of your actions do tend to recover, the big one here is RedWood, 300%!!! Be sure to invest all of your money AS SOON AS YOU SELL Debonaire, and after a number of saves (check after each one) you'll get the return.
- Saving. Be careful not to save the game if you do not want to advance time. I didn't do this but I would imagine that if I had saved (without selling Debonaire) after completing the Multiple Target Assasination then I would have missed the peak of Debonaire share price.
- Buying stocks. On two occasions I placed an order to buy stocks with Franklin, which looked like they completed but I noticed that my cash was still high and in fact i HAD NOT bought the stock, this kept repeating until I maxed out the number of stocks on the order, then deducted one stock. Lesson here: MAKE SURE YOU ACTUALLY BUY THE STOCK. Easiest way is to check how much cash you have (top right).
- Debate in the comments on the peak of Gold Coast. Mine started to decline at around 81%, at which point I sold, so in my mind that was the peak. Either people have different outcomes, or I sold when there was a single tick downwards, where really it would have gone back up again.
- Finally, these were the only missions in the whole game where i watched a guide video beforehand, I think this was worth it as I didn't want to mess around with failing/dying and reloading the mission, incase it did something weird with my saves, in each case it did mean that i completed first time, with 100% gold.

To prove the money I now have (on each character):
Start: 37.5m
Debonaire 80%, then Redwood 300% = 37.5 x 1.8 x 4 = 270m
Fruit: 50%, then Facade 33.3% = 202.5m x 1.5 x 1.33 = 538m
Vapid 100% = 538 x 2 = 1077m
GoldCoast 80% = 1077 x 1.8 = 1939m

I ended up with over 2 bn on each, so the extra was from money I had made other than the final heist which was also bumped up by Lester's missions.

Anyway, great guide, thanks for posting it, I can now buy whatever the hell I want!

Leph


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Buzters
14th November 2013
14:25:48
Hi all, this was driving me insane to get the 300% on redwood...... I was thinking it was a load of one of chops dumps.... However after suffering from all of the above including reload on deb stock only went to 50%.... But the 300% was what annoyed me the most..... This is how I finally succeeded......

Restarted from save prior to multi assassination.... Deb achieved 81%
Invested redwood.... On all.... Back to franklin..... Stayed in house.... Saved game buy sleeping as suggested..... Got to 8 times ie 48 hours and nothing... Really cheesed off now.... But tried an experiment and slept more times.... After another 2 or three sleeps the 300 came up.... So glad it finally worked....

Tip: it may mot be 48 hrs... Was 60 or 66 for me based on sleeps. So save without forwarding time After redwood investment, then try the sleep 6 times and check market..... And then keep sleeping till it hits the magic 300.... Patients paid of for me



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