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Playing the Stock Market in GTA V

How to play the stock market to your own advantage
Social Media Executive
20th September 2013 12:10 PM

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Many of the Assassination missions have tie-ins to the Stock market, which can be taken advantage of to make big money. We have articles on this and on a full and updated list of competiting companies in Grand Theft Auto Online and a full list of the available stocks for both BAWSAQ and LCN.

We also have tips on how to use the in-game radio to get tips on stock changes, how to target certain companies to get their stock price low, then you can switch your focus to their competitors to get their stock price up again.

Then there are tips around miscellaneous events during the game that will cause certain stocks to go up and down. Finally there are tips about the most efficient way to make use of the in game time.

Update [24/9/13]: It has since been revealed that Burgershot and Cluckin' Bell may not compete specifically with each other in GTA V. Although it has worked for some people, it may be down to chance. Here is an up to date list of the rival companies in the game:

If you apply the same method to the above companies, the outcome should be as described.

Additionally, listen to Lester when he briefs you on missions throughout the story mode, as he will often give hints as to companies that will benefit financially from your actions. Trust in Lester's wisdom and sell your stocks when you hear about your heist on the radio.

Original story:

The Daily Hint aims to provide new and interesting GTA V tips and guides to help you in your quest to become the ultimate kingpin of Los Santos.

Today we’re taking a look into the Stock Market.

Stocks can be tricky; what’s more, they can be an outright gamble if you don’t dabble in a little inside trading. Why waste your hard-earned cash on an investment that might not pay off in the long run?

The best policy when buying stocks is to invest in companies that have rivals; for example: TacoBomb [Editor's note: originally read 'Burgershot']. Their main competitor is Cluckin’ Bell whom you can, shall we say, aggressively impede. This will cause their stocks to plummet and your stocks to soar.

The way to do this is relatively simple. Make sure you have a decent weapon, or preferably some explosives. Invest all your cash in [TacoBomb] (do this when share prices are low to maximise the financial gain), then travel to the far north of the map to Paleto Bay. In Paleto Bay is a Cluckin’ Bell depot, which, depending on the time of day, will contain several Cluckin’ Bell trucks. Destroy them to temporarily send your competitor spiralling out of the fast food market, and then sell your stocks when they peak.

The police will likely catch on that you're causing trouble when the explosives start going off, but as all your money is tied up in stocks you don't have to worry about losing any of it if they do manage to waste you, and can simply sell up as soon as you resume your game outside the hospital.

This policy can be adopted with any other company in the game that has a discernable rival, so pay attention to which businesses are likely to be competing against each other!

This video should help you get to grips with the basics of the stock market:

Let us know what other hints you need for GTA 5 in the comments at the bottom!

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