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Millions WITHOUT Lester (2022)

Learn how to make a boatload of money in GTA 5 story mode with this comprehensive guide. Discover stock market mechanics, strategies, and investment opportunities that can earn you millions. Even if you've completed the Leicester assassination missions, there's still plenty of cash to be made!
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Make Millions in Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA 5) Story Mode Without Lester

This video is an updated version of the popular GTA 5 Story Mode investor’s guide and was confirmed working in February 2023. The video explains how to make a lot of money in GTA 5 Story Mode, even if you have already completed the Lester Assassination missions.

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The video includes quick links to different sections, including:

  • How to use the Stock Market
  • Jumping/Time Warping
  • Maximizing Sell Price
  • Access Seed Funding
  • Money for Michael, Franklin, and Trevor
  • Warning
  • Vangelico
  • More Money for Trevor
  • Gruppe6
  • Finale (A, B or C)
  • Tinkle/Airport Random Event

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Grand Theft Auto is a truly massive game, and there’s no shortage of new content and interesting things to do. This updated comprehensive guide for making money in GTA 5 Story Mode without Lester and using Franklin can be helpful to players who want to explore different strategies and maximize their profits. The video is a great resource for fans of Grand Theft Auto looking for tips, tricks, and guides.

hi in this video we’re doing an
update to our gta 5 story mode investors guide where you’ll learn how to make a
boatload of money even if you’ve already completed the leicester assassination missions
hi and welcome back my name’s Dan i’m an old grumpy gamer grand theft auto is a truly massive
game between gta 5 and the constant updates and rockstar for gta online there’s no shortage of
new content and interesting things to do join me then as we go through a comprehensive guide to
making bank even if you’ve already completed the leicester assassination missions with franklin
before we dive in if you’re new to the channel we do how-to guides news and giveaways so consider
subscribing ring the bell to start today oh and for this guide i’m going to assume that you
will be following the natural progression of the game for the most part that means following the
storyline for whichever character the game drops you in at the end of a mission and i should note
this also supersedes our previous guide so first things first this guide applies if you’re working
your way through gta 5 story mode main quest line and have completed the leicester assassination
missions using franklin the jay norris one carried out by michael doesn’t count if you’ve
not used franklin to complete all of leicester’s assassination missions you’re in luck check out
this guide on how to make literal game breaking money there’s a link in the description below so
for this guide i’m going to assume you’ve never used the in-game stock market before and this is
one of your first playthroughs also don’t buy any of the businesses yet either and steer away from
vehicle mods clothes and hats too if you already know what you’re doing with the stock market
know how to quickly jump forward in time and know the save scumming trick you can jump ahead to the
time stamp shown on screen or use a shortcut in the description below right here the stock
market in gta 5 operates like the stock market in real life stocks go up and down based on in-world
events announcements and general happenings this can include a market reaction to a heist
the untimely death of a ceo or news from rival companies there’s also some random fluctuations
but we’re not going to worry about those instead we’ll be concentrating on the major market movers
now before we get to the actual stock tips there’s a few things we need to cover first
starting with the basic mechanics around buying and selling stock the stock market is unlocked
not long after michael sorts out jay norris in friend request where we meet ricky to purchase
stock open your phone that’s up on your d-pad for a controller or the up arrow on your keyboard
next head to the internet icon click the money and services tab and let’s get started with the
liberty city exchange or the lcn as you can see there are a number of stocks available the
company name and the current price columns are pretty self-explanatory it’s the price movement
and the average change that we’ll be keeping an eye on movement here determines whether we make
money or lose it on any given trade next up is the balsa exchange click the gray tab at the
top to access this now if you see a list like this you’re good to go if the exchange is not
available or it’s offline this becomes a little more work what we’ll need to do to get the second
exchange working is link your rockstar social club account with your game so if you have a psn or an
xbox live account you should be able to do this by logging into rockstargames.com and selecting
link account from the menu at the top right steam epic and standard pc versions should be more or
less the same but there are links to the official rockstar documentation below once you’ve done that
restart the game and you should be able to access the ballsack exchange now after all that if you’re
still not able to get onto the balsack exchange then you need to jump over to this video instead
which expressly deals with offline trades only as always links in the description below assuming
you’re good there to purchase any stock click on it click the green buy button click and hold the
green plus button until you have all the stock you want and normally that means we’ll be purchasing
as many as we can click the green buy button again and once that’s done you’ll see a readout
of the purchase with the current price and your potential profit or loss after that you can exit
the internet by clicking the x in the url bar at the top selling is reasonably straightforward too
bring up your phone head to the internet icon click the money and services tab again click
on either lcn or the ball sack it doesn’t matter but this time we’re clicking my portfolio and if
you’re happy with the pricing click sell all so with that one out of the way there’s two other
concepts we need to cover before we get started firstly jumping forward in this case jumping
forward is the practice of advancing game time without actually having to spend hours on the
game itself this is normally done by saving a game simply go to bed with any character either save
or back out without saving and the game advances a few hours now each character is a little different
michael sleeps for six hours when he goes to bed franklin sleeps for eight and trevor for twelve
so if we wanted to say advance one full day in the game that’s uh 24 hours we’d need to send
trevor to bed twice franklin to bed three times and michael would need to go to bed four times
it’s a bit of a pain in the backside but it’s a whole lot better than afking for the 48 minutes
it would take to hit the same time in game the next trick is called save scumming and we use
it to maximize returns gta story mode has some volatility and a whole lot of timing built into
the market and sometimes that means we can miss our optimal sale price to avoid this check the
price of a stock before you send your character to bed so in this case that i’m using a random stock
edges for the sake of the example we can see the stock i’m looking at is an all-time high of 13.6
profit so let’s save that then advance one day by going to save then backing out three times
because we’re using franklin who sleeps eight hours at a time now we check the stock again
this time it’s gone down a little so we’ll keep at it we’ll advance another day and this time we
have a new all-time high which is a yield around that 14.9 profit so let’s do a proper safe jumping
forward another day we can see a slight tip here i think the 14.9 was a better return and it’s likely
going to be the best we’re going to get so let’s go back to that last save and sell at that 14.9
mark open your pause menu go to game load game and select the save slot you just used once the game
loads you can open the stock market and sell out most of the time it will be pretty close to that
all-time high you sold on this is not quite the way the game is meant to work but hey
we’re actively manipulating the stock market here and it’s all about that return on investment okay
the next thing we need to do is build some seed capital after all it takes money to make money
most of our early game opportunities for raising capital are available after hood safari which is
the one where trevor meets anthony’s and gives her seven dollars it’s also the one where we
visit cj’s old place for any san andreas fans out there you’ll also need to have completed the
merryweather heist where trevor accidentally steals an experimental weapon so let’s start
with michael open your phone and search for epsilon click on the epsilon program website
and start the survey this will start the epsilon institute quest line which will leave michael on
quite a journey conveniently we’ve made a set of guides on how to get through these missions
the links are in the description below once you’ve made it all the way through the quest line to the
final mission unknowing the truth still the money from aj gives you netting you 2.1 million in seed
money and properly starting our journey moving over to franklin next first up we want to head to
this part of the map to trigger the bike theft random event now don’t worry too much about
the footage we definitely want to do this with franklin soon after returning the bike franklin
will receive 100 000 in stock which you should sell immediately next head to the sonar collection
stock on the western side of the map with the money from the jewellery store job and the shares
from the mountain bike franklin should have just enough money to purchase the dock once that’s done
jump in the sub and collect 30 lots of nuclear waste to put an additional 690 000 in the kitty
plus get a refund on your original purchase price right over to trevor next now trevor already has
some money so we’re just giving him a bit of a top-up starting with the sonar collection stock
that franklin just purchased head to the dock jump in the dinghy and head to this point on the
map now i know the footage shows franklin here but we definitely want to do this one with trevor once
you close dive down and dig amongst the reeds in front of this aircraft hull there’s still an old
marker for the secret money briefcases that were removed a while back if you can find it there’s
an additional twelve thousand dollars for your trouble after that head to this strangers and
freaks marker to start the vinewood souvenirs side quests with nigel and mrs thornhill these
are a bit of fun too and nowhere near as tedious as those submarine collections when you get to
the last mission of the questline at the last act where you go to uh dispose of al dinopoly on the
way to the drop-off al will offer you a bribe wait until the second offer of ten thousand dollars and
then drop him off sticking with trevor you should have received a message from maude by the time we
get to this point head to the freaks and strangers marker here and mord will give you four bounties
to collect bring each of them in alive for an additional forty thousand dollars in total heading
to the base of the outros camp next we’ll find this odd scene an approximation of a scene from no
country for old men we will be able to finish off the remaining participants and collect an easy 25
grand and the final round of series a funding can be collected by completing the altruist challenge
itself this is where you drop off four poor souls to the outros camp where it’s strongly
suspected these cannibals will make soup of them i typically pick the most morally dubious characters
to drop off and as always there is a complete guide available in the description below and
that’s it for trevor it’s worth noting that you shouldn’t worry about any of the other businesses
most of them lose money and the mckenzie airfield hangout will take around about four hours of
grinding before you even break even let alone turn a profit and that’s it for early prep okay
time to get down to brass tacks investments now the first and one of the most important things
is if you are driving around this part of the map and see this guy asking for a ride do not pick him
up instead head to the other side of the road and deliberately avoid triggering the start of
that random encounter he’ll give us a stop tip that yields somewhere between 25 and 30
and we want to save that for a bit later on in the play through okay time for our first big
investment and if we do this right we will make bank now the great thing is prices change from
play through to play through the percentages remain on par between games though start by
doing a hard save of your game that’s where we send your character to bed and actually create
a new save file as opposed to the regular auto save or just backing out and next will confirm
your game isn’t bugged which happens maddeningly often head to the stock exchange on your phone
and find it better that’s bet on the ball sack exchange and purchase one share one share exit
out go to bed and immediately back out then check your phone again if the share is there your game
is fine if not your game is bugged and you may need to refer to this guide or check out the video
in the description below to fix it this investment opportunity needs a little bit of forward planning
so after franklin and trevor complete eye in the sky and that’s the one where we steal the car
using the police chopper load up each character with ammo so you can go without cash for a bit and
then buy evangelico that’s vag a few missions later after minor turbulence and that’s where
trevor boards are playing uh with a plane and then leaves via four wheel drive vangelico will spike
netting you a profit of between 40 and 50 now i’ve not tested this but commenter toby does r6
mentioned that they held off selling until after the polito score and ended up making a whopping 85
on this sale again i’ve not tested it but it’s worth a crack if you want okay a few missions
later we have an opportunity to give trevor a bit of a top-up too once you’ve completed the mission
predator where you hunt down some of the o’neill boys using a sniper rifle from a chopper a new
strangers and freak’s mission will unlock for franklin where you do a triathlon against mary
ann quinn after you’ve completed the triath immediately swap from franklin to trevor and
then head to this location near where the end of the race was once you’re there you’ll see a
new random encounter rescue the young lady and drop her off and a little while later
trevor will receive a 60 000 reward our next investment opportunity isn’t quite as lucrative
but it’s still worth the effort once you’ve completed surveying the score it’s all up
again and we’ll need to go through three missions this time then purchase group sex that’s g-r-u
continue the storyline until you complete fresh meat where franklin rescues michael from chang
weighing about 12 to 36 in-game hours for a profit of between 15 and 20 after that you can work your
way through the regular storyline until you’ve completed the finale once you have completed the
finale and this works regardless of which ending you choose although we will stick with the canon
ending for this so once you’ve completed one of the endings and you’ve received the union
depository funds from leicester invest in augury insurance that’s aug immediately whose stock has
tanked due to the heist two to three in-game days then divest for around 100 in gains now remember
that fella at the start of the video i said to avoid like the play it’s time to work his lead
invest everything you have all three characters into tinkle that’s tnk on the ballsack exchange
then grab a fast car it needs to be a fast car and head to the pedestrian overpass near
the beach to trigger this random encounter once you’ve dropped off our new friend at the airport
head back to your house and then advance time by around 24 hours by sleeping a few times after that
you should be able to sell for around about 30 profit and that’s it thanks for watching check out
the video at the top for a guide to making money with leicester or the one down the bottom for some
more old grumpy game of goodness stay safe wash your hands and we’ll see you in the next video

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