GTA 5 Stock Market Guide: Make $1.8 billion with Lester Missions

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If you are playing the main missions of Grand Theft Auto 5, we have some incredible ‘GTA 5 stock market tips’ for you that will make sure you will have enough money to everything you want in the game, including buying that $150,000 Golf Course.

There are a few things you have to remember. You can comfortably earn $1.4 billion with the Lester Assassination missions, and the last random event can push you beyond $2 billion but there’s a money cap. Don’t press ‘Sell All’ when doing the last random event with $1.4 billion investment and just sell manually using ‘+’ ‘-‘ buttons.

Here’s what you have to do:

  1. You need to finish the main story missions.
  2. Maximum amount of money (35 Million) from the Union Depository heist (last mission). (Use the obvious approach and use cheap crew.)
  3. All of Lester’s Assassination missions should be available after you beat the game except the first one which is mandatory.

So lets begin:

  • Mission 2: Invest in Debonaire before the mission. After the mission sell all of Debonaire when reaches maximum profit (around 80%) and then INVEST in Redwood.

Tip: You need to save your game 8 times (48 hours) for Redwood shares to spike to 300%. Stock market doesn’t work on the weekends so look at the day as well.

  • Mission 3: Invest in Fruit shares (BAWSAQ) BEFORE the mission and cashout afterwards. The return rate here is 50%.
  • Mission 4: Invest in Vapid AFTER you complete the mission. Cash out when you made your cut! The return rate here is 100%.
  • Mission 5: Invest in Gold Coast Development (LCN) before the mission and pullout afterwards! The return rate here is 80%.


Random Event: Trigger the Hitch Lift 1 random event (Location: Ineseno Road, Banham Canyon) and complete the event. He will then give you a stock tip about the company “Tinkle”, invest for Return = 30%

There you go. Let us know how much you make from the stock market using these strategies.

In case you don’t have any money at all and are broke, you can use a glitch to get a million dollars in 2 minutes. The video can be found on the next page.

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  1. Fresh

    October 2, 2013 at 12:46 am

    I made 2.2 billion without doing the last random event

    • Gamechup

      October 2, 2013 at 10:00 am

      That’s pretty awesome.

      • a

        November 25, 2013 at 1:14 am

        how do you make 2.2 billion? If u start off with the max 35 mil from the heist and do the math for each of these investments u end up with 230 mil max nowhere near billions. WHAT? u glitch?

        • David

          November 29, 2013 at 2:40 am

          Read it all again. Mission 2 is a two part invest. First invest in Debonaire, do the mission 2, wait for the stock to peak att 80%, sell all AND invest ALL in Redwood. Sleep 8 times or so, and the Redwood stock should peak at 300%. Sell all, and move on to mission 3.

          • Ieuan

            December 21, 2013 at 5:55 pm

            Didn’t work for me, every time i slept i checked the stocks and nothing changed other than redwood going to -$19,645,765

        • Tyler

          November 30, 2013 at 9:25 am

          I made 41.666 Million. You played the mission wrong.

          • ahbiker

            May 10, 2014 at 2:10 am

            Tyler i got 30mil from the big score and had before it about 4mil on m and 2mil on f and godknows on t about 200k lol. Second time round playing the story. I should get 2 bil. Bit how u get 40mil from heist

        • David Holien

          September 11, 2015 at 8:24 pm

          I made over 1.8B following the instructions. I recommend saving multiple files for each Lester mission because the stock market isn’t super predictable. Sometimes the market doesn’t increase like it is suppose to or the number of sleep cycles change for when the market peaks and then decreases. It took multiple attempts to get the max money from the instructions above…hense saving multiple files is almost essential.

  2. need help

    October 2, 2013 at 6:49 am

    for some reason my fruit stocks dont go past 25%
    is it because of the update?

    • Gamechup

      October 2, 2013 at 10:00 am

      It tops out at 30%

  3. Extra Money

    October 2, 2013 at 9:39 am

    My Fruit stocks didn’t go past 25% either but once they peaked I sold and bought Facade (FAC) and got 33% from them when it recovered

    • divedave

      October 13, 2013 at 5:29 am

      I got 66%, this should be added to the main topic

      • Mikey

        December 6, 2013 at 2:22 am

        Did you see a spike at 33% and kept saving til it hit 66%. Did it just climb up to 66%? If not how many times did you save to get it up there. I saw mine hit 33% , save one more time and it didn’t move so I cashed out.

        • JesseD

          December 7, 2013 at 6:53 am

          It wont let me invest in facade with trevor. Michael and franklin were fine but just not trevor?!?!?!?!?!?

          • Buddha 420

            December 16, 2013 at 3:13 am

            This is because it allows you to choose 1 more stock than you can afford all you need to do is remove the last stock before you try to buy. It was doing this to me as well until I realized I was trying to buy 1 more than I could afford.

    • josh

      January 27, 2014 at 10:53 am

      Peaks at 33.57 and doesn’t seem to move after, down or up, DID YOU all do this after you passed the game? Because most tutorials say to wait until your done, because you’ll have obviously those millions from passing it. Without it you don’t have much at all to do this trick. BUt i see people talking about all three characters, are these just people who don’t care about waiting? Also can you buy al the properties with one of the people missing? I don’t like how this money system works, and worse the ending losing someone.

      • Block out

        March 24, 2014 at 7:19 am

        This is late, but if you didn’t know yet, pick the choice C if you don’t want to lose any characters in the end.

      • Wyatt

        May 11, 2014 at 8:16 am

        You do know you can pick death wish option and all characters live.

  4. Brad

    October 2, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    The Redwood stocks wont go past about 21% return percentage…

    • Yasser

      October 3, 2013 at 4:36 pm

      You probably missed the 301% peak, just reload at an earlier point and try again

      • Yanko

        October 7, 2013 at 6:40 pm

        how long? I saved the game for 5 days and checked every time.

        • Yasser

          October 8, 2013 at 7:56 am

          Keep checking the stock market (after 8am) after every 6hr save, it took me about 5 days…it really ranges. I’ve seen people wait anywhere from 48 hours to 7 days (excluding weekends). I think I ended up waiting 5 days.

  5. stef

    October 3, 2013 at 5:11 am

    so can i go back and do the same missions and invest in the again or do i start the game from fresh

    • Yasser

      October 3, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      Start from fresh

  6. mike

    October 3, 2013 at 6:06 am

    hey gamechup, just wanted to say theres a typo, the price of the golf corse is missing three 0’s

  7. Dbryant88

    October 3, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Yo it says I have to do the hotel assassination mission? Is that mandatory?

    • Bob Green

      October 3, 2013 at 9:35 am

      Yeah just the first Lester mission, hold off on the rest till after the very last mission in the game, don’t forget to do the random event stock annalist event and invest in Tinkle Bawsaq with all three characters before you do the third Lester mission…….. billionaire after that

      • Jorge

        October 3, 2013 at 11:08 pm

        But the guide says to do the random event AFTER the Lester missions, why are you saying before the third?

        • Yanko

          October 7, 2013 at 6:39 pm

          leave the random for the end, 30% return.

    • doggythedog

      November 30, 2013 at 5:33 pm


  8. Shaban

    October 3, 2013 at 8:47 am

    The Vapid stocks aren’t moving for some reason

    • Random dudeee

      October 5, 2013 at 8:36 am

      You need to wait 1 hour real time for the stock to go up to 100%, saving does not effect it.

      • Darrell

        October 6, 2013 at 10:37 am

        wish read this 10 minutes ago lol, i been sleepin like a bear in winter the last 20 minutes

      • doggythedog

        December 1, 2013 at 10:13 pm

        You sure of this it isnt mentioned above? And yes im having the same problem

      • joshua

        January 27, 2014 at 11:39 am

        So i have been waiting 30 mins already of real time and nothing is happening. The stock hasn’t moved. So at one hour all of a sudden it blasts to 100% profit? then you gotta sell it quick? I don’t get it. I don’t wanna play anymore tonight, but I’m leaving it on for the last half hour while watching TV then will check back. Ugh, what happened to putting in phone numbers for all the cool vehicles and money!

  9. BobbyBirdseed

    October 3, 2013 at 11:27 am

    I’m not understanding how you get THAT much money. I had already done 2 of the Assassination missions (the required one, and the 2nd one) and I did the rest (except the last 30% one) and I’m at about 120 mill. That seems remarkably short. Does that 2nd mission really make the difference of a BILLION dollars? Or is that total between ALL characters that you’re trying to say?

    • Yasser

      October 3, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      I finished the 2nd mission earlier and I’m at 250-262m for each character so yes it does make the difference. If you invest in Redwood, the return should peak at 301%

    • ImmortalSnow

      October 5, 2013 at 11:02 pm

      Seems to be that Redwood re-investment that does it, I forgot to reinvest into Redwood and only got 300 mill at the end of all the assassinations

      • Lurch

        October 6, 2013 at 5:40 am

        I’m not seeing Redwood come back up. What’s up here?

        • Yanko

          October 7, 2013 at 6:38 pm

          me neither, its stuck, saved the game for 5 game days and nothing, i think that save game is not working after the patch, maybe have to wait for the time to pass normally.

  10. Leo

    October 3, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    If I do all the Lester assassinations with one character, does that mean that one character will have all the money OR does it split up making all the characters have $1.4 billion each?

    • Yasser

      October 3, 2013 at 4:34 pm

      If you do it right, about 1.5b each

    • OldRossCo

      October 4, 2013 at 3:06 am

      You need each character to invest all of their money in the stock market via the money and services section on the internet on your phone at each point. If only one invests, only they will enjoy the cash multiplying.

  11. asutton

    October 4, 2013 at 1:46 am

    I made with Michael 920,000 so Im excited where I will end up money wise

    • Shawn

      October 6, 2013 at 5:32 pm

      Only 920,000? I got almost 3 million with Michael just from the story mode alone, no stocks or side missions

      • Yanko

        October 7, 2013 at 6:36 pm

        just the last mission will give you 35 millions! I got more than 45 because I had invested on the market the whole game.

  12. Mike

    October 4, 2013 at 11:29 am

    I sold the Deb stock on Tuesday and bought the RedWood, but I had to wait until Saturday for the 300% increase in RedWood, just a heads up for everybody having issues.

  13. jas

    October 4, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    When i invested in fruit. it was at 25% only so i check the day and it was saturday. I slept until monday so stocks would start up again, however now fruit is at 0% again. what should i do?

  14. jak

    October 5, 2013 at 12:14 am

    can anyone please help i invested in fruit. it went up to 25% but i saved so time go faster but then it went to -100% now i came to -43% but it isnt moving. what shoud i do i invested everything i have nothing left.. what should i do?

    • Gooose Juice

      October 20, 2013 at 3:15 am

      Did this sort itself out for you Jak?? I think this maybe something to do with the online servers. If the R* cloud is down, then i think BASWAQ goes mental and then shuts off.

      Let me know, as I invested in Vapid and it’s now -100, losing me all my money with every single character

      • Mikey

        December 6, 2013 at 2:19 am

        Yeah mine topped out at 25% too. I invested in Facade after and save like 4 or 5 times (it was over the game-time weekend too) and got 33+ %.

    • Woodie Anthony

      July 23, 2014 at 5:57 pm

      You have to wait 2 days for it to fully recover to 300%. Found this on another site and it worked perfectly. Actually got 301%..

  15. JIm

    October 5, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Vapid Stocks aren’t moving for me either

  16. thecorrector

    October 6, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    the course is 150,000,000 not 150,000

  17. Yanko

    October 7, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    my redwood is not coming up ( LOL) did the second mission on a monday, passed a entire in-game week saving and watching the market, redwood was at $59 and only went up $1 !!


    • goochnabber

      October 8, 2013 at 3:44 am

      don’t invest in redwood for the 2nd mission, invest in debonaire

  18. Stu

    October 7, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Ok done the airport stranger thing and TINKLE aint on the stock market :( did i do something wrong? or does it appear a little later on?

    • Gamechup

      October 8, 2013 at 2:46 am

      Tinkle is in Bawsaq not LCN.

  19. jakob

    October 9, 2013 at 8:38 am

    EVERYONE, if you invest for fruit, do it on thursday night around 17:45 you’ll get the 50 %

    • doggythedog

      November 30, 2013 at 5:48 pm

      Are you talking about real life time or in thegame

      • bruh

        September 7, 2015 at 3:09 pm


  20. jr

    October 10, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    ROI for Vapid is actually 140%

    • trolomontoro

      October 19, 2013 at 12:30 am

      how long did it take for you? only 23 % in one hour for me..

      • Jay

        October 27, 2013 at 6:04 am

        I had this problem until I went and rested. I think you have to save at least once at a safehouse to trigger the upswing in the stock price. I waited for over an hour and it stuck at 23%, then I rested once and it jumped up to %143.

  21. tegdg

    October 11, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Thanks for the guide! Made around 1.6 billion for each character.

    I think there are some variables, which apply randomly to these stock profits.
    For example on mission 4 I got a profit of about 120%, but for mission 5 the profit started to drop again at around 68%.
    In order to get the highest profit I suggest creating a new save or overwrite some older with a lower profit as often a possible.

    Has anyone else experienced something similar to this?

    • Scree72

      November 1, 2013 at 7:45 am


  22. Schuub

    October 14, 2013 at 3:34 am

    Am I the only one who just beat the game but can’t see Lesters mark on the map anymore? *SPOILER STOP READING* I chose to kill Trevor in the last mission, could that have anything to do with it? Gaaawd this sucks, saved the quests in order to have maximum money, and hwhen i have they are gone…

    • joel

      October 24, 2013 at 7:00 am

      if you kill him in the final mission then he is no longer available… same goes for michael

    • Scree72

      November 1, 2013 at 7:49 am

      i have the same problem Schuub, i was planning on going back to do the rest of Lester’s missions, but no icon on the map? wtf?

    • BIG DOG

      November 10, 2013 at 5:48 am

      you dont have to kill m or t just chose opption c. and they all will live

  23. ray

    October 15, 2013 at 10:00 am

    I also made 2.2 billion without random event. I used three save slots, it came in handy. A few of the stocks went higher than the guide said.

  24. Rl

    October 15, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Saving breaks it

  25. kchen

    October 16, 2013 at 6:01 am

    to all those waiting on the redwood stock, the stock peaks at random. It does not gradually increase, if you are sleeping then you will wake up and suddenly its at 300%. It took me a while but just keep sleeping and checking every time.

  26. samgta5

    October 19, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    for the vapid stock , I actually got 164% profit , about 600,000,000. but it was on zero for ages until i saved a few times , then it went to 23 % profit. i then did a lot of saving as it was stuck on there for quite a while but suddenly spiked to 164% so i sold . bit weird behaviour.

  27. Joe

    October 24, 2013 at 4:47 am

    I completed the Lester missions then the main story line, will this work if i replay the missions? If so how?

    • jack

      October 27, 2013 at 11:59 am

      it wont sorry :(

    • Scree72

      November 1, 2013 at 7:37 am


  28. Anthony Hardman

    October 25, 2013 at 4:51 am

    i ended up with 1.5 billion when i did the tinkle stock

  29. MRules

    October 25, 2013 at 7:26 am

    Each character has $2.02 billion, thanks, ironically enough if you do the math michael could have done the jewel heist, made these investments and made more than he did from the federal reserve

  30. MRules

    October 25, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Lol actually forgot to do it with franklin, and right when i switched to trevor it spiked, he has $2.12 billion


    October 25, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Redwood went -23%, and stopped moving

  32. eZnov

    October 28, 2013 at 5:02 am

    The only thing that has worked for me is investing in debonaire in mission 2. Nothing else worked. Not complaining though, hundreds of millions of dollars was the goal, and that has been achieved!

  33. Bo McCollum

    October 29, 2013 at 3:25 am

    if i replay the assination missions will the money still come in?

  34. simon

    October 29, 2013 at 4:25 am

    fruit went to like 20 % now its froze at-0.17

  35. Alex

    October 29, 2013 at 7:16 am

    After mission 4 i invested in vapid with trevor and franklin but forgot to do it with micheal the market on micheals phone still shows vapid to be down but franklin and trevors says its up its been about 20 minutes since i completed the mission can i still invest with micheal and still get a return? Please help me

  36. Anonymous37

    October 30, 2013 at 6:02 am

    i just used the cheap crew on the last mission cause this thing told me to and it completely FCKED my game.. I lost HALF the gold on the way out and only got 16 million instead of 35 million. That was some bullshit!!!

    • Poohead

      November 1, 2013 at 12:35 am

      well i completed it with all the best guys and because of the cuts i only got 18 million each

      • brian

        November 23, 2013 at 10:26 pm

        the catch after this is to use the people that you pass by during free game play they work good for small cuts

        • brian

          November 23, 2013 at 10:27 pm

          i did the obvious and came out wit 40.9 mil

      • Andrew Arnold

        December 18, 2013 at 5:47 am

        They way I understand it, at the very beginning of the game, whenever you have to use a crew, pick the cheapest ones AND THEN STICK WITH THEM because after each heist, the crew’s stats get better, but their percentage stays the same, so by the end, they’re a decent crew for not a high percentage.

    • Scree72

      November 1, 2013 at 7:38 am

      Me too, i ended up with 17.7m per character!

  37. Iffi

    October 30, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Everytime i invest in tinkle stock my portfolio stays empty wtf is that bs?!

    • Jfilm

      November 1, 2013 at 9:08 am

      if you are investing at the point of already having 1billion dollars that is why if you invested everything…i think there is an investment cap too… have to invest most then rest in second shot

    • doggythedog

      November 30, 2013 at 5:43 pm

      Tinkle is BAWSQ not LCN

    • Andrew Arnold

      December 18, 2013 at 5:44 am

      Sometimes the market allows you to purchase more dollars worth of stock than you have in your bank, so the transaction fails. Next time, double check the amount of money you have, against the amount of stock you’re buying. You may have to lower the amount of stock you buy by a dollars or so…

  38. Codey

    October 31, 2013 at 4:54 am

    How do I get both characters to the point I should be whaen I change characters the firs one moves to a random spot so I could never get this to work could somone please help me?

    • brian

      November 23, 2013 at 10:23 pm

      if you fly one to the other it should work, just keep changin, i did it once because trevor needed to come pick up lane for storage

  39. double-j

    November 1, 2013 at 3:05 am

    Dont save save fucks up the system and i had bigger return rates then they said

  40. Lester

    November 1, 2013 at 3:37 am

    What can i do if baswaq doesnt work??? Please help i got 350.000.000 $

    • Jups

      April 19, 2014 at 12:23 pm

      You have to be connected online with your console for bawsaq to work.

  41. Scree72

    November 1, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Now I’ve Finally Completed the Story Mode, i was planning on doing the rest of Lester’s Missions, but his icon has disappeared from the map, wtf am i supposed to do now? btw i ended up with 17.7Million per character!

    • doggythedog

      November 30, 2013 at 5:25 pm

      Pick the best crew and there is one last mission with franklin maybe it should appear then

  42. dbcowboy32

    November 8, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    all three of my main characters made $38 mil each for the final score. so $35 mil is not the max you can make during the heist

  43. jrock

    November 9, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Everything is great .. thank you very much for all of the advice.

  44. Yelks

    November 12, 2013 at 5:59 am

    Great help! Thank you! I only had 3 missions left, but made over £200million with each character! Shhweeet

  45. nowitzki41

    November 14, 2013 at 1:22 am

    can i go back and replay them with the same money outcome

  46. josh

    November 14, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    I got 40 mil from the union depository heist

  47. Kerem Gurel

    November 16, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    can we do this method after we chose deatwish. Because i tried but vapid stock didn’t move for some reason

    • Andrew Arnold

      December 18, 2013 at 5:41 am

      Yes, it works with any of the three choices. You weren’t patient enough. Next time, sleep, check the stock, rinse and repeat and eventually the stock will rise.

  48. :(

    November 17, 2013 at 2:20 am

    I accidently forgot to do 300% and vapid 100% :(

    • doggythedog

      November 30, 2013 at 5:46 pm

      Well you should always have many save files best is to have 3. Nothing should go wrong

  49. w0t

    November 20, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    i can’t seem to put my 380 million in vapid with trevor..? works with franklin…

    • jaz

      November 21, 2013 at 8:01 pm

      i think its coz if u look at the total money for the stocks, it comes out moe then u have, so -1 stock and u shud be fine

  50. Daniel Goat Face Bryan

    November 25, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    wouldn’t let me invest any money into Vapid

    • Andrew Arnold

      December 18, 2013 at 5:39 am

      It’s a weird glitch that sometimes the max amount of stock that it will let you buy is a few dollars over your max amount of money so the transaction doesn’t go through. You have to move the cursor over to the minus sing and click it until the total stock price is lower than your total money owned.

  51. ron

    November 27, 2013 at 5:28 am

    This is the big deal to make alot of money.

  52. vdhdjjd

    November 27, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Why dont bawsaq work? “Down for maintenance”?

    • Andrew Arnold

      December 18, 2013 at 5:37 am

      I think you checked it on the weekend?

  53. Lester Crest

    November 30, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    I only ended up getting around 950 million dollars

  54. Curtis

    December 2, 2013 at 9:26 am

    I made 2.1 billion with each player and still have stocks left over in GCD … I actually got 41mil from the union deposit … also while I was selling VAP back at 100% when I went to my last character (Trevor) it jumped to 133%

    • MIKE

      December 4, 2013 at 11:17 am

      i wonder how it jumped to 133% ?

  55. Andrew Arnold

    December 3, 2013 at 10:01 am

    What the frick is this B.S.??? I’ve followed the instructions TO THE LETTER, but for Mission 2 when I sold Debonaire at around 80 and invested into Redwood, the stock NEVER rose above 0.18. I made sure to start on a Wednesday, and checked the market each time before saving the 8 times and by Friday it didn’t work. Has anyone else run into this?

    **UPDATE** I am an idiot! Apparently I didn’t do it right, so before reloading a previous save and doing it all over, I decided to save one more time and when I checked again, it finally had shot up to the 300. My ego told me to delete this post, but I figure there might be one or two more idiots out there like me that this might help.

    • Mikey

      December 4, 2013 at 11:04 pm

      You were right. There are, and its me. Thanks.

      • Andrew Arnold

        December 5, 2013 at 1:01 am

        Glad my stupidity could help. As an aside, I have to tell you that after reading your reply, I resisted a strong urge to completely edit and re-write my whole post to say something stupid like “I bet there are people out there that are such freaks that they use peanut butter as toothpaste, I wonder if I’m right…” That would be funny.

  56. Nicala

    December 4, 2013 at 4:17 am

    I ended up making close to 1.5 billion for each, pretty good tips. cheers!

  57. MIKE

    December 4, 2013 at 11:09 am


  58. MIKE

    December 4, 2013 at 11:16 am


    • Andrew Arnold

      December 18, 2013 at 5:35 am

      It depends on the stock… anywhere from a few in-game hours, to a few in game days.

  59. MIKE

    December 4, 2013 at 11:21 am


  60. TommeBlaze

    December 13, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Well I need some help I guess. I invested in DEB. before the 2 mission then finished the mission and checked the stock, it was at like a 13.5 CHANGE PERCENT. after sleeping like a week away (checking every time i woke up) it hasn’t changed. Is it real time and i have to wait with the game paused? am i looking for the wrong thing or did i invest at the wrong time? or what! i just need some help

    • Andrew Arnold

      December 18, 2013 at 5:31 am

      The “days” they are talking about are ‘in game’ days, not actual time. The trick is, it isn’t always 8 ‘sleeps’. What I did at first was follow the 8 sleeps instructions EXACTLY, and it wouldn’t work so I’d reload and try again. Finally, after the ‘mission passed’ screen, I rushed back to Franklin’s crib, I did 5 sleeps, then checked the stocks and if it wasn’t up, I’d repeat one more sleep then check again. Finally around the 10th or 11th, the stock suddenly was at around 80%. ALSO- I would make sure to start this mission on a Monday (In the game) because the stock market isn’t open on the weekends so the prices never change on the weekend.

  61. Conrad

    December 16, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    This guide is bull shit it’s just a way to lose all ur money

    • Andrew Arnold

      December 18, 2013 at 5:31 am

      Methinks either someone can’t read, or has zero patience…

  62. scrollsung

    December 22, 2013 at 12:09 am

    In the vapid investment i got a return of 177%. If you’re gonna try this i suggest you keep multiple save files just in case my return was a freak occurrence.

  63. nikobellic

    December 23, 2013 at 8:13 am

    with the 41 mill + change to start, I ended up with approx. 1.8 billion for all three characters. thank u guide!
    mission 2: 81%, 301%
    mission 3: 26%
    mission 4: 103%
    mission 5: 83%
    random: 32%

  64. Bob

    December 25, 2013 at 5:52 am

    I made the max amount of money $2,147,483,647 :D

  65. Austin

    January 6, 2014 at 9:41 am

    I invested in Vapid after the 4th mission and my return profit hasn’t changed it still remains at 0% can anyone help? Or should i just pull all my money or half of it our or how long i should wait?

    • Austin

      January 6, 2014 at 9:47 am

      Never mind it managed to fix itself. I was killed by the military at the air force base and then after i checked my phone and the profit was there

  66. Andrew

    January 7, 2014 at 7:29 am

    I invested in the fruit market and I beat the mission but it gave me a negative profit, why?

  67. NotisXtreme

    January 16, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Nice guide , i did the mistake of buying vapid stocks before the mission but thank god i had autosave off for some reason :P . Nice guide . I made 200 million only :(

  68. hed1fsu

    January 20, 2014 at 7:59 am

    I did it last night.. drunk no less. And still made around 1.3 billion per character.
    have not done the random event yet tho. I hit all % returns on the stocks as well. Saved with trevor tho.. as he sleeps 12 hrs. Makes it quicker. Slept once after each mission and around 8 times with the redwood stock as suggested. Stoked!

  69. vcc

    January 22, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Very very helpfull…thanks a lot…=]

  70. JA

    January 27, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Fruit is only reaching 25%, Im such an idiot and did the mission before fruit before finishing the game, that one supposedly gains 300% by far the most, i prob won’t end up with that much money. Also BIG SPOILER DONT READ ON!! all advice says to wait until you pass the game, but then you only have two characters, i hope i can still buy all properties, I’m scared I’m might have to play the game over.

    • DKDABU

      January 31, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      you can chose option C and don’t kill trevor or michael.. then all will be alive and have approx 25m from the big one.

  71. JA

    January 28, 2014 at 7:13 am

    Darn it, and just found out by looking up stats i have all 14/14 random events, so that last 33% i don’t get, and the best one that nets 300% which is huge when you figure in that how much it effects the final number. Im only going to end up with about 300 million maybe 350, darn it!! but I’m not starting the game over no way like some had said they did, i passed the whole game, I’m not starting over to have 2 billion, what would you ever need that much for?

  72. Craig Shwartz

    January 29, 2014 at 2:26 am

    The ” Tinkle” Random event, IT my stats it says i have 14/14 random events done, but last night driving just ironically ” Randomly” Through that area the even for this popped up, but it was after i had spent tons of my money on properties, in fact after i had bought all of them. so people like MIchael had 40 million left. So i went back to an earlier save before i bought all the properties but now this random event won’t pop up!! grrrrr. Its so frustrating. Im driving up and down the road near that area over and over try to get it to spawn. Any tips?

    • Craig Shwartz

      January 29, 2014 at 8:46 am

      Please I hope someone read this, Why isn’t this random event occurring? before after i bought all the properties i must have driven by and it kept spawning the random event, now I’ve gone days driving up and down the coast at all times of the day in the game to try and get it to spawn, no luck. I really don’t want to spend any money until then because i really messed up doing the 3rd missions before i ended the game ( so stupid!) because that gives you 300% return which without it I only ended up with 250 million. 3 times that is about 750 million, then the 30% from this random event would be another 250, so 1 billion would be if i did that other one? Not sure how my math is off and your supposed to get more. Oh well, 400 million is more than enough for me. But it really is how much i need, especially for Michael. who after buying properties i only ended up with 40 million. I went back to an earlier save before i bought the properties and now that damn event won’t spawn!!

    • Craig Shwartz

      January 29, 2014 at 9:48 am

      Figured it out, Kinda, I loaded an earlier save, I thought i already did that, one before I bought all the properties, and tried getting that event to spawn with hours of trying with no luck, this time i went to another save before i spent the money and went, and it was there. I also noticed in my last save the Tinkle value had gone up to 27%, but that was from 14% were it starts before the mission i think, so part of me thought did it save when i did the mission after i bought the properties even though i went to an earlier save before that? I still don’t really understand what happened. But still I only got 25%, and Trevor somehow with 25% only went from 250 million to 200 million? Isn’t 25% of 250 at the very least 50 million? , whatever. I Only ended up with 300 million each guy because i stupidly did the third assassination which might be the most important one with 300% return. If you remember math multiplying percentages if you miss say a 300% return then all that money you don’t have to invest in the next step, which resulting in me making way less than supposed to. But 300 million is more than enough.

  73. bakhanyoo

    February 13, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Did all this except the random event and ended up with well over $1.6 billion.

  74. moneywhore69

    February 14, 2014 at 5:14 am

    I went from 21 million to around 1.5 billion. Damn i wish it was real money lol

  75. dannyboy07071982

    February 14, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    I had problems investing in Bawsaq companies until I messed around with it. Turns out you need to invest your money in smaller amounts by half or more your bank balance and invest until all your money is invested takes longer but the reward is worth it. I also spent very little during story mode to give me a larger settlement. Also the Tinkle stocks have a different percentage for each character.
    Before completing any strangers or freak missions. Here’s my final balance
    With Michael: $1,883,233,924. Trevor: $1,676,951,816. Franklin: $1,600,538,680

  76. nhw

    February 18, 2014 at 5:55 am

    I made about 1.6 billion with all 3 characters.

  77. royboy29

    February 19, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    I got 255% for the vapid stocks started at 77% the went up when I changed characters try it out next time

  78. bengals9486

    February 24, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    So far I have made 1.7 billion for all characters and I haven’t even done the last assassination mission.

  79. Bwiggle86

    February 24, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Just made $2.4 billion for Franklin and Michael using these tips! THANKS!! Every tip you gave above and the percentage increase were bang on (give or take a couple percent) cheers!

  80. Elliott

    March 14, 2014 at 4:55 am

    Despite messing up on the Fruit stocks and only cashing out at a max 26% return, I still ended up with 2.1 billion per character

  81. Lord

    March 15, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    My return rate for vapid was 174.5

  82. James

    March 21, 2014 at 1:31 am

    I just slept without saving & got on the game the next day & got 130% from fruit

  83. James

    March 21, 2014 at 1:32 am

    Sorry meant vapid*

  84. nick

    March 29, 2014 at 5:36 am

    sleeping 8 times for the redwood shares to increase is incorrect, it all depends on the day of the week it appears. I had to sleep 15 times for it to increase above 0.1, and on friday evening it finally jumper to 150%, then on saturday morning it was 300.1% and i cashed out. My advice: sleep, check phone, sleep, check phone until it shows 300%. You shouldnt have to drive around or anything it will just appear

  85. Rebekah

    April 9, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Jack, do you have a prior save? What I had to do was invest as soon as I finished the mission. You should see a 50 percent return (or more) if you invest right after the mission. Hope it helps

  86. Joseph Wise

    April 22, 2014 at 1:17 am

    Yeah i had the same problem it only went to 25% then down to -1.27% and it isn’t moving. What do i do cuz i saved luckily when it was at 25% so should i just sell then??

  87. Pete

    April 26, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    I made two billion by following this guide!! And on a side note after the vapid return I invested 1 billion in facade and got 70% return on that too.. I still haven’t completed the random event mentioned.

  88. Fred

    April 27, 2014 at 10:14 am

    made 2 billion…

  89. Jasmine Renee

    April 29, 2014 at 3:08 am

    Also, an tip, use multiple save files. Before you do anything, quick save your game about 3-5 times just so you can try again if you mess up. :D

  90. Les

    May 9, 2014 at 4:16 am

    Uhhh Fruit doesn’t get anywhere close to 50%. I topped at 25% and kept waiting for it to go up, but it went down to 5% and I sold it, and then I bought one share and watched it to see if I should buy again, and it went down to -100%. I wasn’t able to get my money out on Franklin’s shares fast enough and lose a shitload of money. Don’t always believe everything you read online.

    • Les

      May 9, 2014 at 4:36 am

      I’d also like to point out that my GCD shares are at 70% and still climbing. Stop doing this “complete mission and sleep to save” shit. It’s useless. Just sit and watch the stock if you want the most money.

  91. Gage

    May 27, 2014 at 2:39 am

    Mission two didn’t work for me I got a loss after two days of 6 million

  92. The fail

    May 30, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Couldn’t invest in fruit with franklin :(

  93. The fail

    May 30, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    I can’t invest in anything with franklin

  94. andeeny

    May 31, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    I invested in vapid before the mission like it said but then forgot to chach out, so meny saves later when i needed money again, i had made a 800% profit!! Has this happend for anyone els??

  95. Guest

    June 4, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    do you save it 8 times and then invest in redwood or invest in redwood and save afterwards?

  96. Gavin

    June 13, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    I invested in vapid after the mission and lost half of my money but I didn’t save but when I went back and did it i didn’t get a billion dollars I got 100 million

  97. J-One

    June 21, 2014 at 4:45 am

    READ FIRST- To get the most bang for your buck sleep when you finished the mission and finished investing. Check Portfolio after every sleep/save this will give you the highest possible amount. For ex in the first mission the market topped of at 89.7% for me not 80% because I slept. And as a bonus you don’t have to keep watching the market and wait a long time. Make sure to save the game before every new mission and new investment that way if things go south you can bounce back.

  98. anonymous

    June 23, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    if I invest in debonaire then do I invest with all characters or just one?

    • The Nature Boy Ric Flair

      July 17, 2014 at 2:25 am

      all depends if you want all three characters to have money or not

  99. j

    June 28, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    yeah! thanks Kartik Mudgal a lot !! Great. works fine. just exactly follow guide. i started with 35M $ after assassinations and 30% random event cca 1834M $ :-)))

  100. TheANIMALs-soul

    July 8, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    In Mission 4, it says “Sell out when you make your cut”, I’d that the big score cut?

    • TheANIMALs-soul

      July 8, 2014 at 2:43 pm

      Is that the big score cut?

  101. JimiSlovak

    July 16, 2014 at 2:18 am

    I got perfect trick for making money on stock market. I had 300mil dollars before the last heist (from which i made 37mil using McReary as a gunner, other crew the cheapest ones). I have BAWSAQ blocked all the game and also after completing 100% but i dont need it anyway. Now i got 10+ billion dollars and I make more than 200-300 mil per investition.
    The trick is to start the game and check the stock market as soon as possible. You need to have LFI value around 50 and at least two of random stock values as low as possible (3-10). Minimal move with such numbers makes awesome money when investing everything. I made my first milion right after the first mission by collecting packages and using the glitch – money respawn after saving/loading, then I only invested.
    example: LFI value fall from 45-50 to somewhere between 1,5 – 3 after killing their ceo. when you buy at 1,5 and sell at 3, your profit is 100%. I started the game 12 times to have such numbers in the stock market.
    GL trying :)

  102. The Nature Boy Ric Flair

    July 17, 2014 at 2:23 am

    The BAWSAQ has shown down for maintenance on my game for the last 2 months and no matter how many times I re start the game over, it never changes

    • Redmastif

      July 31, 2014 at 7:12 am

      log into PSN through the gta in game menu, switch characters, try BAWSAQ. fixed the problem for me

  103. Jimmy

    July 23, 2014 at 8:02 am

    The Deb stock topped out at around 50 % for me?

  104. Graham Robbins

    July 31, 2014 at 12:51 am

    I believe arbitrage is the official term.

  105. Storm

    August 7, 2014 at 4:37 am

    i got 40M from the last main mission.. =p

  106. bob

    August 7, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    i made 37 million with each character doing the big one the obvious way with taliana and then the next cheapest driver cuz all he does is drive the train then chef for the first gunman to be with Franklin and Hugh welsh has 2nd gun to be with Michael but i used welsh and taliana for the fib heist and i used chef for the paleto bay heist so there stats went up 25%

  107. ramon

    August 21, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    It bever worked! I made profit bit only 5-10 mil each stock! I never made more thans 13mil profit! And i slept allot!

  108. arno

    August 21, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    I only made 160mil?!

  109. Daniel Artinian

    September 3, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    I cant invest on fruit with franklin and trevor I go to my portfolio and it says u cannot purchase stocks from the market page y help

  110. brizzle

    November 26, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Redwood on the new console didn’t go up after the first mission, it went down by 30 percent

  111. brizzle

    November 26, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    On the new console, debonair also reached a max profit of 99 percent

  112. The Angry Dutchman

    November 28, 2014 at 1:06 am

    Mission 4 I did the deed, invested AFTER in Vapid and it never moved. Just stayed at zero. I didn’t loose any money but the stock never moved. I started it on a Monday so it was not a weekend. I don’t get it.

  113. Te Wheke Hone Heke

    December 5, 2014 at 2:23 am

    i ivested in debonaire and the stocks went up 600% sold it biught redwood saved to a new file 8 times and it had dropped 80% i thought it would rise again but i didnt luckily i had my old saved game i loaded that one up and redwood went up 25% so i sold it and went to the next mission just bought 300mil of vapid stocks now waiting for stocks to spike…

  114. FuckkYoComment

    December 15, 2014 at 3:11 am

    I’ve made 3billion

  115. ryan

    December 16, 2014 at 9:25 am

    the tinkle stock is not moving what should I do

  116. Kenco

    February 23, 2015 at 3:26 am

    301.83% Return on redwood

  117. secret killer

    March 15, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    A good way to pass time is to survive as long as u can.

  118. Steve

    March 17, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Works every single time. I’ve done this about 5 times already. 3 on PS3, and 2 on PS4. For those having trouble, you’re clearly not reading the guide right. READ IT WORD FOR WORD before DOING ANYTHING, and then read it AGAIN. The ONLY WAY this DOES NOT work is if YOU do something wrong.

  119. John

    April 17, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    fucking shit guide. You said 80% on the gold and it were 55% max then it went down to 24%. Dont follow this lame guide on PC find another. Same with the other investments it all went down

  120. Jack Dewhirst

    July 1, 2015 at 1:03 am

    Vapid isn’t on my stock market ???

  121. Thunder

    February 5, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    Mission 1 thing worked. I got even 306%! WORKS!

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