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2023 $6.4 Billion Stock Market Guide

In this video, we'll show you how to exploit a money glitch in Grand Theft Auto 5's story mode to get $6.4 billion worth of investment assets!
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Game-breaking money in GTA 5’s Story Mode

Welcome to the ultimate guide to investing in GTA 5’s stock market. This guide covers a lot of ground, so if you’re only interested in the stock trades, feel free to skip ahead to the timestamp on the screen. However, if you want to get the most out of this guide, we’ve broken it down into sections, including using the in-game stock exchange, time skipping, maximizing returns, raising seed capital, avoiding accidental triggers, and more.

Before we dive in, it’s important to note that this guide is not intended for first-time players. We recommend working through the story mode in its entirety and enjoying it before coming back to this guide for your second playthrough.

Assuming you’re playing on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox X or S, or a legitimate copy of GTA 5 for PC, and your Rockstar Social Club is linked to your game, you have access to the secondary BAWSAQ exchange. If you’re using an older console, running an unregistered PC version, or playing offline, check out our Offline Investors guide linked in the description below.

If you have completed Lester’s Assassination missions using Franklin yet, you can still make great money with this guide. If you haven’t done the Lester / Franklin Payphone hits, however… you’re in the right place.

Changes from previous guides

  1. Removed estimated percentage gains:
    Due to the differences in gains across various console generations and PC versions and the apparent nerfing of some trades by R*, the guide no longer provides estimated percentage gains.
  2. Removed the briefcase fun raising section:
    The underwater briefcase exploit on PC and previous generation consoles has been removed by R*, which means the guide no longer covers this mechanic.
  3. Clarified the order of proceedings:
    The language used in previous iterations of the guide has been refined to make the order of proceedings clearer.
  4. Refined some trades:
    Based on feedback, research, and comments from the community, the guide has been able to improve the returns on some trades by tweaking the timing.
  5. Added an extra trade:
    The FlyUs trade was missed on previous iterations, so it has been added to this version of the guide.
  6. Added a too much money workaround:
    When you hit the game’s cash cap, which is just above $2.1 billion per character, it becomes more challenging to pull money out of the stock exchange. The guide provides instructions on how to deal with this issue.

Using the in-game Stock Exchange

To buy stock, open your in-game phone and head to the internet icon. From there, click on the Money and Services Tab and select either the LCN or BAWSAQ exchange. On the LCN, you’ll see a list of available stocks with their current price, price movement, and average change. On the BAWSAQ, you’ll need to link your Rockstar Social Club account with your game first to access the exchange.

Once you’re on the exchange, click on the stock you want to purchase and click the green Buy button. Hold down the green plus button until you have the desired amount of stock, then click the Buy button again. You’ll then see a readout of the purchase with the current price and potential profit or loss.

To sell stock, bring up your phone, head to the internet icon, and click on the Money and Services Tab. From there, click on My Portfolio and select the stock you want to sell. If you’re happy with the current pricing, click Sell All.

It’s important to keep an eye on the price movement and average change of the stocks you’re interested in, as they will determine whether you make or lose money on any given trade. Pay attention to major market movers such as heists, CEO deaths, and news from rival companies.

Time Skipping & Save Scumming

Time skipping is the practice of advancing game time without actually having to spend hours in-game. This is done by saving the game and then going to bed with any character. Michael sleeps for 6 hours, Franklin for 8, and Trevor for 12. By sending each character to bed multiple times, we can advance time without actually having to play the game during that time.

Secondly, save scumming is the practice of saving the game before making a trade, and then reloading that save if the trade doesn’t go as planned. This is useful in the stock market, where timing can be crucial. By checking the price of a stock before sending a character to bed and then advancing time one day at a time, we can find the optimal sell price for that stock.

For example, let’s say we’re looking at a random stock with an all-time high of 13.6% profit. We save the game and advance time one day. We check the stock again and see that it’s gone down, so we advance time one more day. This time, we see a new all-time high of around 14.9% profit, so we do a proper save.

We advance time one more day and see a slight dip in the stock price. We decide to go back to the last save and sell at the 14.9% mark since it’s likely the best return we can get. To do this, we open the pause menu, go to game, and load the save slot we just used. Once the game loads, we can open the stock market and sell out at the optimal price.

While this technique is not the way the game is meant to be played, it allows us to manipulate the stock market and maximize returns on our investments.

Too much money!?!

Having too much money in Grand Theft Auto V can be both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, you have the freedom to buy whatever you want without worrying about the price tag. On the other hand, if you exceed the maximum cash capacity of $2,147,483,647, you won’t be able to cash in all of your stock at once during the last mission or two of the game.

But don’t fret, because there’s a solution to this problem. You can simply spend some of your money on buying businesses, properties, vehicles, weapons, or anything else that catches your eye. Once you’ve spent enough to bring your cash balance below the maximum limit, you can withdraw more money by selling more shares in your portfolio.

To do this, you’ll need to access the stock exchange on your phone and navigate to “My Portfolio.” Instead of hitting the “Sell All” button, click on the share itself and increase the number of shares you want to sell until you’re satisfied. Then, hit the “Sell” button to cash in your shares and reduce your cash balance.

With this trick, you can enjoy all the benefits of having a massive amount of money in GTA V without worrying about hitting the maximum cash capacity limit. So go ahead and splurge on all the virtual luxuries you’ve ever wanted, knowing that you can always sell some shares later to replenish your cash.

Raising seed capital

Before you can start raising seed capital in GTA V, you need to complete two missions: Hood Safari and the Merryweather Heist. Hood Safari is a mission where Trevor meets Aunt Denise and gives her $7.00. It’s also where you visit CJ’s old place. The Merryweather Heist is a mission where Trevor accidentally steals an experimental weapon.

Making money for Michael

Start the Epsilon Institute Questline with Michael

Once you have completed Hood Safari and the Merryweather Heist, it’s time to start raising seed capital. First, switch to Michael and open your phone. Search for “Epsilon” and click on the Epsilon program website. Start the survey to begin the Epsilon Institute questline.

Complete the Epsilon Institute Questline

The Epsilon Institute questline will lead Michael on quite a journey, but it’s worth it for the seed capital you’ll receive at the end. Follow the questline until you reach the final mission, Unknowing the Truth.

Steal the Money from Fromage

In the Unknowing the Truth mission, Fromage will give you $2.1 million in seed money. However, you’ll need to steal it from him in order to properly start your journey. Once you’ve stolen the money, you’ll have the seed capital you need to start making bigger moves in the game.

Making money for Franklin

Trigger the Bike Theft Random Event

To start, you’ll need to trigger the Bike Theft random event in GTA V. To do this, head to the part of the map specified in the video and wait for the event to trigger. Once it does, complete it with Franklin.

Sell the Stock

After you’ve returned the bike, continue playing the game as normal for a few missions or sleep a bit. Within the next in-game week, Franklin will receive an email from the bike’s owner. Read the email and then head to the stock market. Select “My Portfolio” and sell the stock to net Franklin an additional $100,000 or so.

Purchase the Sonar Collections Dock

With the money from the Jewellery Store Job and the shares from the Mountain Bike, Franklin should now have enough money to purchase the Sonar Collections Dock on the western side of the map. If he doesn’t have enough cash for this, check Trevor’s account to see if he can afford it. If not, Michael will do. But if you can do this with Franklin, that’s your preferred option.

Collect the Nuclear Waste

Once you’ve purchased the Sonar Collections Dock, jump in the submarine and collect the 30 lots of Nuclear Waste. This should net you an additional $690,000 and a refund on the purchase price.

And that’s it! By triggering the Bike Theft random event, selling the stock, purchasing the Sonar Collections Dock, and collecting the Nuclear Waste, Franklin should have raised a significant amount of seed capital to use in GTA V.

Money for Trevor

Now it’s time for the final round of funding for Trevor, which can be acquired by completing the Altruist challenge. The challenge requires you to drop off four characters to the Altruist camp, where they will likely become the main ingredient in a cannibalistic soup. You can choose the characters you want to drop off, and it’s recommended to select the most morally dubious ones. If you need help completing the Altruist challenge, there are many guides available in the description below.

It’s important to note that you shouldn’t be concerned about any of the other businesses, as most of them lose money. The McKenzie Field Hangar, for example, will take about four hours of grinding just to break even, let alone turn a profit. Stick to the methods outlined in this guide for the best chance at success.

Round up…

With all of these early preparation steps completed, Michael should have just under $3,000,000, Franklin should be at around $1,000,000, and Trevor should have approximately $330,000. These funds will provide a solid foundation for the next phase of the plan, which involves investing in the stock market to maximize profits.

On to the actual investments

Betta, Bilkington (The Hotel Assassination)

To start this investment, switch to Michael and invest all his money into Betta (BET) on the BAWSAQ exchange. Do the same with Trevor and Franklin. Once all three characters have invested in Betta, head to the L on the map to trigger the first Lester Assassination mission.

After completing the mission, head back to a safe house and use the sleep trick to advance time a couple of times. This should cause the price of Betta to jump. Sell your Betta stocks on all three characters to make a profit.

Then, fast forward about one and a half days and invest in Bilkington (BIL) while playing as Trevor. Wait for around six more days, and the stock price of Bilkington should decrease significantly. This is your chance to sell your Bilkington stocks for a good profit.

It may take some time to see significant gains from this investment, but it can be worth it in the long run. Keep an eye on the stock market and repeat the process for other profitable stocks.

Vangelico (Minor Turbulence / Paleto Score)

  1. After Franklin and Trevor complete Eye in the Sky mission, take each character to Ammu-nation and stock up on ammo and weapons.
  2. Open the stock market on each character’s phone and buy Vangelico (VAG) stocks.
  3. Continue playing the main questline until you complete the Paleto Score heist.
  4. Once the heist is done, sell your Vangelico stocks to earn a profit.

It’s important to note that you need to complete a few missions in between buying and selling Vangelico stocks. Specifically, you need to complete the Minor Turbulence mission before the Paleto Score heist. Make sure you have enough ammunition and explosives for these missions, as they can be quite challenging.

Gruppe Sechs (Surveying the Score, Fresh Meat)

This investment opportunity requires some planning, but it’s still worth the effort. First, complete the Surveying the Score mission where we scope out the Union Depository. Afterward, take each character to Ammu-nation to stock up on ammo and weapons. We won’t have any money for a while, so it’s important to make sure we have everything we need for the next few missions.

Next, buy Gruppe Sechs (GRU) on the stock market with each character. The security company has been a bit down since our last heist, but it’s due to make a recovery soon. After purchasing the stock, continue with the storyline until you complete the Fresh Meat mission, where Franklin rescues Michael from Cheng.

Once the mission is complete, wait for 12 to 36 in-game hours, and the price of Gruppe Sechs (GRU) should have increased enough to make a modest profit. Sell the stock on all three characters to make the most of the investment opportunity.

FlyUs (Legal Trouble, Meltdown)

This investment opportunity requires some patience and timing. After completing the Legal Trouble mission, head to Ammunation to stock up on weapons and ammunition with all three characters. Then, keep an eye on the stock market for the airline company FlyUs (FUS) over the next 24 in-game hours. The stock will tank by around 50%, so be prepared to act fast.

As soon as you see the dip, invest all your money into FlyUs with all three characters. Then, continue with the storyline until the end of the Meltdown mission, which is the movie premiere where Michael has to save his family from Merryweather goons.

By the time Michael rescues his family, the airline’s stock should have recovered, and you can sell out for a substantial profit. Be sure to keep an eye on the stock market and act fast to maximize your gains.

Auguary Insurance (The Big Score, Finale)

After completing The Big Score, wait for a few days without going near Franklin’s front door. During this time, monitor Augury Insurance’s (AUG) stock price to ensure it is stable or has dropped. Once you are confident the stock price is stable, invest all of your money in Augury Insurance.

Next, trigger the Finale by going to Franklin’s front door and choosing any option, though Option C is the canonical ending. After completing the ending, Lester will call and deposit the funds from The Big Score into each character’s account. Immediately invest all of this money into Augury Insurance, which should already be making a modest recovery.

Wait for 2 to 3 in-game days, then sell all of your stocks in Augury Insurance for a solid profit.

Tinkle

The first step is to invest everything you have for all three characters into Tinkle (TNK) on the BAWSAQ exchange. Although we recommend doing this with caution, it’s important to remember that investing in the stock market always comes with a certain level of risk.

Once you’ve made your investment, it’s time to trigger a random encounter near the beach. To do this, grab a fast car and head to the pedestrian overpass near the beach. Once you’ve triggered the encounter, you’ll need to drop off your new friend at the airport.

After you’ve dropped off your new friend, it’s time to head back to your house and advance time by around 24 hours by sleeping a few times. This will allow the stock price for Tinkle to rise, giving you the opportunity to sell for a profit.

When you’re ready to sell, head back to the BAWSAQ exchange and sell your Tinkle stock for around a 30% gain.

Assassination Investments

Now that you have invested in Tinkle and advanced time to potentially increase your profit, it’s time to gear up Franklin for the next stage. Before you proceed, make sure to have completed most of the activities and missions on the map, with the exception of unmarked Easter eggs and a green L.

The first step is to equip Franklin with the necessary weapons and ammunition. Make sure he has a Sniper Rifle with enough ammo and a Suppressor, Heavy Automatic Ammo, and RPG Ammo. These weapons will come in handy for the next part of the game.

It’s also a good idea to stock up on any other weapons or equipment that you think might be useful. This includes body armor, grenades, and other ammunition types. Having a well-stocked inventory can be the difference between success and failure in the game.

Once you have your weapons and equipment ready, it’s time to focus on the green L on the map. This refers to a specific mission that you need to complete before you can move forward. Make sure to complete this mission and any other remaining missions or activities on the map.

With Franklin geared up and ready to go, you can now focus on making the real gains in the game. Keep an eye on the BAWSAQ exchange and be prepared to adjust your investment strategy as needed to maximize your profit potential.

The Multi-Target Assassination

The Multi-Target Assassination is the second mission given to you by Lester. Before you begin the mission, make sure to invest all three characters’ funds into Debonaire (DEB). You can do this by accessing the in-game stock market and purchasing shares of Debonaire for each character. Once you have invested, begin the mission.

After completing the mission, wait for 18 to 24 in-game hours before selling the Debonaire shares. This is because the stock price of Debonaire will increase significantly after the mission, and waiting for a short period of time will ensure that you sell at the highest possible price.

Once you have sold the Debonaire shares, it’s time to move on to the next step. Wait for Redwood (RWC) to decrease in value, which usually takes around 24 to 36 in-game hours. Once the stock has reached its lowest point, wait another 3 to 4 in-game days before selling the Debonaire shares.

By following this strategy, you can potentially double or even triple your investment. It’s important to note that this strategy has been proven to work on every platform, making it a reliable way to increase your in-game wealth.

The Vice Assassination

The Vice Assassination is the third mission given to you by Lester. Before you begin the mission, start by investing in Fruit (FRT) on the in-game stock market. You can purchase shares of Fruit for all three characters to maximize your profit potential.

Once the mission is complete, sell your Fruit shares for a modest profit. This is usually around the 20% mark, but it may vary depending on how the stock price fluctuates. With any luck, you’ll be able to make a decent profit from this investment.

After selling your Fruit shares, immediately purchase Façade (FAC) on the in-game stock market. This stock will dip in value shortly after you purchase it, so it’s important to act quickly.

Wait for 3 to 4 in-game days, and then sell your Façade shares. This should be enough time for the stock price to rebound and increase in value, allowing you to make a profit on your investment.

The Bus Assassination

The Bus Assassination is the fourth mission given to you by Lester. This time around, you don’t need to make any pre-mission investments. Simply complete the mission as normal.

Once you’ve taken down the target, the stock price for Vapid (VAP) will dip in fairly short order. This is your cue to purchase Vapid shares for all three characters on the in-game stock market.

After purchasing the shares, wait for around 3 to 4 in-game days for the stock price to recover. This may take longer depending on the fluctuations in the stock market, so be patient and keep an eye on the stock price.

Once the stock price for Vapid has recovered, sell your shares to make a profit. This should be a relatively straightforward investment with a decent profit potential.

The Construction Assassination

The Construction Assassination is the last major trade in the game and involves purchasing Gold Coast Development (GCD) before starting the mission.

After purchasing the stock, complete the mission as normal and take down the Construction Mob Boss. Once the mission is completed, wait for 1 to 2 in-game days for the stock price to rise.

Once the stock price for GCD has risen, sell your shares to make a profit. Be sure to keep a close eye on the stock market to determine the optimal time to sell your shares for the maximum profit potential.

This investment can offer a tidy profit if executed correctly. By following this strategy, you can potentially increase your in-game wealth and progress through the game with more ease.

hi in this video we’re doing the 2023 update to our GTA 5 story mode Investors Guide where
you’ll learn how to make so much money the game literally won’t be able to cope
hi and welcome back my name’s Dan and I’m an old grumpy gamer well we’re fast heading to
the 10-year anniversary of GTA 5 and we’re still discovering new things we can do to exploit story
modes mechanics and generally run amok one of the more fun things to do is literally make more money
than the game can handle using the stock market and using this guide you’ll end up with so much
money you could never spend it in game before we dive in though if you find this helpful we
do lots of Grand Theft Auto online and GTA 5 guides tips and tricks so if you’re new to the
channel don’t forget to subscribe and ring the bell for more content like this oh and for this
guide I’m going to assume you’ll be following the natural progression of the game for the
most part that means following the storyline for whichever character the game drops you on
at the end of each Mission and I should also note this supersedes our previous guides too this is a
pretty big guide with a lot to cover but if you’re just after the stock trades scrub forward to the
time stamp on screen if you want to go through the whole thing we’ve broken the guide down into
two sections who this guide is for changes from our previous guides using the in-game
stock exchange time skipping maximizing returns or saves coming what to do if you have too much
money raising seed Capital avoiding accidentally triggering the tinkle investment opportunity
The Disappearing stock bug a recap and final pre-investment prep and the actual Investments
themselves also this is not really for your first playthrough so if you’ve just jumped into GTA 5
story mode for the first time don’t try this I’d suggest working through the storyline in
its entirety and genuinely enjoying it then coming back to this guide for your second playthrough so
first things first this guide applies if you’re on a PS4 PS5 Xbox One Xbox S or X or a legit copy of
GTA 5 for PC and you have a Rockstar Social Club linked to your game which gives you access to the
secondary ball sack exchange if you’re using an older generation console that’s a PS3 or
an Xbox 360. are running a PC version that can’t be registered or are otherwise running the game
offline then you need our offline Investors Guide which you can find Linked In the description below
this is a good one if you’re working your way through GTA 5 story Mode’s Main questline and
have not done the Leicester assassinations using Franklin the Jay Norris one carried out by Michael
doesn’t count if you’ve already used Franklin to complete all of leicester’s assassination missions
you’ve missed the boat on game breaking money but there’s still a good chance you can make enough
money to buy just about everything with this guide and 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 your
second or third playthrough and I don’t want to harp on it but for clarity do not do the
Leicester assassination missions without your seed funding and investments in place that means you
do not visit the L on the map with Franklin when it becomes available can’t stress it enough also
don’t buy any of the businesses just yet either steer away from vehicle mods clothes and tatts too
this is our third iteration of this guide and it’s a little different from the 2022 version this time
around we’ve removed estimated percentage gains unfortunately the gains have started to diverge
vastly between the PC version previous console generations and the current next-gen consoles
Rockstar also appeared to have nerfed trades which makes it really hard to get a good gauge
of what’s what removed the briefcase fund rating section again instead of fixing the underwater
briefcase exploit on PC and previous generation consoles Rockstar opted to Simply remove the
mechanic altogether this means slightly less money than we’d otherwise have but not so much
that you will notice later in the game clarified the order of proceedings some of the language used
in previous iterations of this guide left viewers a bit confused so we’ve reworked a few bits and
pieces to make it clearer we’ll find some trades we’ve been able to improve the Returns on a few
trades by tweaking the timing a little largely as a result of feedback research and comments from
our amazing Community added an extra trade we’ve missed a try trade on the previous iterations
specifically the fly us trade so we’ve added that one in and added a too much money workaround when
you top the game’s cash cap which is a Touch Above 2.1 billion dollars per character it
becomes a little more challenging to pull your money out of the stock exchange we’ve added some
instructions on how to deal with that when you hit it variety oh 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 Market reactions to heists the untimely deaths of CEOs
and news from rival companies there are also some random fluctuations but we’re not going to worry
about those instead we’ll be concentrating on Major Market Movers now before we get into the
actual stock tips there’s a few things we need to cover first starting with the basic
mechanics around buying and selling stocks 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
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 start with the Liberty City exchange or LCN as you can
see here there are a number of stocks available the company name and current price columns are
pretty self-explanatory it’s the price movement and 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 barsac 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 is 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 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 legit PC versions should be more or less the same but there there are links to the official
Rockstar Support documentation below once you’ve done that restart the game and you should be able
to see the ball sack exchange assuming you’re good there to purchase any stock you 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 we’ll be purchasing as many as we can then click the green buy button
again once that’s done you’ll see a readout of the purchase with the current price and your potential
profit or loss and after that you can exit the Internet by clicking the X in the URL bar selling
is reasonably straightforward too bring up your phone head to the internet icon click money and
services click on either the LCN or ballsack 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 out of the way there
are 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
is on the game itself this is normally done by saving the 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 sleep for six hours when he goes to bed Franklin sleeps for
eight and Trevor for 12. so if we want to advance say one full day in game that’s 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 AFK for the 48
minutes it would take to hit the same timeline 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 that sometimes means we can miss our optimal sale price to avoid this check
the price of stock before you send your character to bed so in this case and I’m just using a random
stock here for the sake of this example we can see I’m looking at an all-time high of 13.6 profit so
let’s save that then Advance time one day today by going to save and then backing out three times
because we’re using Franklin 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 14.9 percent so let’s do a proper safe jumping forward another day we can see a
slight dip here I think 14.9 was a better return and it’s likely going to be the best we can 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 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 the all-time high that you sold on it’s 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 return on investment right here one more thing to cover before delving into the seed
funding part of this video Maximum cash capacity each character can only and I say only carry a
maximum of 2 billion 147 million 483 647 in-game dollars this is likely a system limitation put
in place for the Xbox and PS3 versions as it’s the largest 32-bit integer that can exist if
the value of your shares exceeds this when you come to the last mission or two you will only
be able to cash in some of your stock if this is the case you can spend up and then withdraw more
later so not to worry to do this when you go to sell some stock open the stock exchange on your
phone go to my portfolio click on the stock itself not the sell all button but the share
then crank up the number of shares until you get bored and click the sell button after that you can
spend up by businesses properties Vehicles weapons whatever you like once you’re done you can top up
your funds by going back to your stock portfolio and selling some more shares okay the next thing
we need to do is build seed Capital after all it takes money to make money most of our early game
opportunities for raising Capital are available after Hood Safari has been completed that’s the
one where Trevor meets Auntie Denise and gives her seven dollars it’s also where we visit CJ’s old
place for the San Andreas fans out there you also need to have completed the Meriwether heist where
Trevor accidentally steals an experimental weapon now these missions can be a little bit tedious and
time consuming so do set aside a good day to knock them out so let’s start with Michael open your
phone and search for Epsilon click the Epsilon program website and start the survey this will
start the Epsilon Institute questline which will lead Michael on quite the journey conveniently
we’ve made a set of guides on how to get through these missions links are in the description below
once you’ve made your way through the questline to the final mission unknowing the truth steal
the money from arge gives you netting us 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 after you’ve returned the bike with Franklin continue the game as normal do a few
missions and sleep a bit whatever sometime in the next in-game week or so Franklin will receive an
email from the bike’s owner have a quick read then head to the stock market my portfolio and sell the
stock and with any luck that should net Franklin an additional one hundred thousand dollars or just
shy thereof next head to the sonar collection stock on the western side of the map with the
money from the jewelry 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 the 30 lots of nuclear
waste put an additional 690 Grand plus a refund on the purchase price in the Franklin’s bank account
if Franklin does not have enough cash for this check Trevor’s account to see if he can afford it
and if not Michael will do but if you can do this with Franklin that’s your preferred option right
over to Trevor next now Trevor already has some money available so we’re just going to top him
up a bit by doing some freaks and strangers side quests starting with this marker which triggers
the Vinewood souvenir quest with Nigel and Mrs Thornhill these are a bit of fun too nowhere
near as tedious as the submarine collections when you get to the last mission of the questline the
last act where you go to dispose of Al DiNapoli on the way to the drop-off Al will offer you a
bribe wait until the second offer of ten thousand dollars 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 her Freaks and
stranger marker here and Maude will give you four bounties to collect bring each of them in alive
for an additional forty thousand dollars heading to the base of the path to the altruist Camp next
we’ll find this odd scene an approximation of a scene from No Country for Old Men where we’ll be
able to finish off the remaining participants and collect an easy 25 grand the final round
of uh series a funding can be collected by completing the altruist challenge this is
where you drop off four poor souls to the outros camp where we strongly suspect these cannibals
will make soup of them I typically pick up the most morally dubious characters to drop off as
always there’s a complete guide available in the description below and that’s it for Trevor for
now it’s worth noting that you shouldn’t worry about any of the other businesses most of them
lose money and the McKenzie Airfield Hangar will take around four hours of grinding to break even
let alone turn a profit and that’s it for early prep with this done Michael should be sitting on
a little under three mil with Franklin around a million and Trevor hopefully around the 330
Grand Mark okay time to get down to Brass tax Investments now the first and one of the most
important things if you are driving around this part of the map and see this guy asking for a ride
do not pick him up don’t instead head to the other side of the road and deliberately avoid triggering
the start of that random encounter he’ll give us a stock tip that yields 25 to 30 and we want to
save that for later in the playthrough okay now it’s nearly time for our first investment now the
great thing is this is all percentage based rather than pricing that means that we can do these in
any order and the returns will be more or less the same also prices change from playthrough to play
through the percentages remain on par between games though start by doing a hard save of your
game that’s where you send a character to bed and create a new save file as opposed to a regular
auto save or just go into bed and then backing out next we’re going to confirm your game isn’t
bugged which happens maddeningly often heads of the stock exchange on your phone and find
augury Insurance that’s Aug on the LCN exchange and purchase one share one share exit out go to
bed and immediately back out then check your phone again if the shares there your game is fine if not
your game is bugged and you may need to refer to this guide or to check out the video in the
description below assuming your game stock market is fine you’re good to go right so to recap we’ve
covered using the in-game stock exchange fixing the barstack exchange time skipping maximizing
returns or saves coming what to do if you have too much money raising seed Capital avoiding accident
triggering the tinkle investment and the disappearing stock bug so Franklin Michael
and Trevor should all have a decent amount of cash in the bank with Mr DeSanto really getting a solid
Head Start the next thing we need to do and this is part maximizing sundry cash and part minimizing
distractions is clear all the side quests except the Leicester one so that means I’d like you to
complete every story Mission that’s available on the map and visit every question mark again except
the Leicester Franklin Mission which is denoted by a green L on the map once the only thing left on
the map is Franklin’s Leicester Mission we’re more or less good to go so start by swapping to Michael
then sync everything into better Pharmaceuticals on the ball sack exchange once you’ve done that
swap to Trevor and do the same thing finally swap to Franklin and pour all his money into
better too then head to the L on the map which will trigger the first Leicester assassination
complete the mission then head back to a safe house and either Franklin or Michael will do here
using this sleep trick advance time a couple of times we want to jump ahead around 12 to 18 hours
once that’s done you should see the price jump sell your better stock on all three characters
jump forward another one and a half days and Trevor’s your best bet for this in that time
the price of bilkington that’s bil will tank buy the stock then forward yourself another six days
or so this is a bit tedious I know but once we’re there you should be able to sell your stock for
some solid gains the next investment opportunity needs a bit of forward planning so after Franklin
and Trevor complete Eye in the Sky that’s the one where we steal the car using the police Chopper
take each character to ammunition and load up on ammo if you’re Keen grab some weapons too Now’s
the Time we won’t have money for a bit so we need to make sure we have everything we need for the
next few missions once each character has tons of ammunition and explosives on hand open the stock
market on each character’s phone and buy vangelico that’s vag continue playing the main quest line
until you’ve completed the Polito co-host which is the rural bank robbery then so your stock
okay a few missions later we will have a quick opportunity to give Trevor a bit of a top up
too once you complete the mission Predator where you hunt down some of the O’Neill boys using a
sniper rifle from a chopper and use strangers and freaks Mission will unlock for Franklin where you
can do a triathlon against Marianne Quinn after you’ve completed the triath immediately swap from
Franklin to Trevor then head to this location near where the end of the race was once you’re
there you will see a new random encounter rescue the young lady and drop her off and a little while
later you’ll receive a phone call and Trevor will receive a sixty thousand dollar reward our next
investment opportunity isn’t quite as lucrative but it’s still worth the effort same as evangelico
though it takes a bit of forward planning once you’ve completed surveying the score which is
where we scope out the union depository a bit later in the game it’s all up again take each
character to ammunition and load up on ammo if you can grab some weapons too now hours of time we
won’t have any money for a bit so we need to make sure we have everything we need for three pretty
straightforward missions now the security company group sex that’s gr you has been a bit depressed
since our last Heist and this is due to make a recovery soon so once each character has tons of
ammunition and explosives on hand jump into the stock market then purchase group sex that’s Gru
continue the storyline until you’ve completed fresh meat where Franklin rescues Michael from
Chang then wait an additional 12 to 36 in-game hours and sell for a modest profit sticking with
the forward planning theme immediately after you’ve completed legal trouble which is where
Devin Weston’s lawyer Molly puts herself through a jet turbine Charming stuff anyway immediately
after that mission head to ammunition and load up all three characters again then sometime over the
next 24 in-game hours the airline responsible for the plane fly us will tank somewhere in the
region of 50 now if your time should living here use Michael because he only jumps six hours at
a time once you spot the dip go all in on fly us that’s Fus with all three characters then continue
the storyline until the end of meltdown that’s the movie premiere where Michael has to save
his family from Mary weather goons by the time Michaels rescued his family the airline stock
will have recovered so you can sell out and get ready for the next one the next opportunity is
a bit more complex as it comes in two parts so once you’ve completed the Big Score that’s the
union depository job sleep for a few days oh and be sure not to go anywhere near Franklin’s front
door super important we’re doing two things here we want to wait to make sure augury insurance is
well and truly depressed it might not dip but we want to make sure it’s staying put for the
moment at the same time we’re forcing the game not to trigger the finale where Devon Weston
visits Franklin right so after you’re confident the price of auguri is more or less stable sync
everything into it then start the finale by going to Franklin’s front door doesn’t matter
which option you pick either although option C is the Canon ending once you’ve completed one
of the endings Lester will give you a call and deposit the funds from the Big Score into each
character’s account sync that money into augury Insurance 2 which should already be making a
modest recovery wait two to three in-game days then divest for a pretty solid profit next up
is tinkle remember that filler I said to avoid like the plague at the start of the video it’s
time to work easily invest everything you have for all three characters into tinkle that’s tnk
on the ball sack exchange then grab a fast car and head to The Pedestrian overpass near the beach to
trigger the random encounter once you’ve dropped our new friend back at the airport head back to
your house and Advance Time by around 24 Hours by sleeping a few times after that you should be
able to sell for a solid 30 gain now the real gains can start but before they do make sure
Franklin’s geared up with its sniper rifle ammo and a suppressor heavy automatic ammo and RPG
and that you’ve completed more or less everything else on the map the only thing that should be left
apart from unmarked Easter eggs is a green L prior to starting the second Leicester Mission
the multi-target assassination remembering the hotel assassination was the first sync all three
characters funds into Debonair that’s Deb once the mission’s been completed wait 18 to 24 in-game
hours then sell once that’s complete wait for Redwood to dip and this normally takes somewhere
between 24 and 36 in-game hours then wait another three to four in-game days and exit and this
one’s actually a monster on every platform so hopefully you’ve doubled or even tripled your
money the third Lister assassination mission the vice assassination won’t quite net the same gains
as the last one but it all helps so we’ll start by purchasing fruit that’s frt once the mission
is complete sell for a modest profit somewhere around the 20 Mark with any luck then immediately
purchase facade or fac wait three to four more in-game days and then sell next up is leicester’s
fourth Mission the bus assassination this time around we can jump straight in no pre-mission
Investments needed once the target is down vapid that’s VIP will dip in Fairly short order purchase
rapid with every character then wait around three to four in-game days for a recovery and
then sell and for our final major trade we’re on to leicester’s last mission at the construction
assassination prior to starting purchase Gold Coast development or gcd once a construction mob
boss has been squared away wait one to two in-game days and exit your position if you can with a tidy
profit and with that you should have more money than the game could even handle time to go out
and buy well everything now if you’ve done this right there’s a better than average chance you
won’t actually be able to sell all your stock if that’s the case open the stock exchange go to my
portfolio click on the share itself not the sell all button but the share then crank up the number
of shares until you get bored and click the sell button after that you can spend up buy businesses
properties Vehicles weapons whatever you like once you’re done you can top up your funds by going
back to your stock portfolio and selling more shares and that’s it thanks for watching check out
the video of the top for a guide on making money without Leicester well the one down the bottom for
some more old grumpy gamer goodness stay safe wash your hands and we’ll see you in the next video

8 Responses

  1. All I’m getting is a bunch of uninformative information. For all that is being posted, you have all told me exactly absolutely nothing. Generalizations and no specifics. How about what price to buy vapid at, or the like. Do you all realize that all you did was type for the fun of it. I could’ve gotten more info from a deaf mute blind quadriplegic caveman. Thanks for that.

  2. I find this guide to be actually quite helpful! The only edit I would suggest so far is that, when I dealt with AUG after The Big Score and Finale, I found that I took too long and AUG started to go up as you stated it would. I didn’t have time to buy into a low amount of any kind BUT when I reloaded a save BEFORE The Big Score (which I had to do multiple times before AUG showed a decline again), I was able to complete it and the Finale before AUG started increasing, allowing me to put all my money from before and after The Big Score & Finale into AUG. Using the quick save (as stocks increase) and reloading the save whenever stocks start to decrease, I expect to make out HEAVY, before I even begin the Assassinations.

  3. Thanks, I managed to make 9.2 billion with Michael, 5.1 billion with Franklin and 4.8 billion with Trevor without cheats.

  4. Thanks to this guide and the atm mod, I managed to make 9.2 billion with Michael, 5.1 billion with Franklin and 4.8 billion with Trevor without cheats.

  5. Hey, I believe there is going to be a stock market guide for 2024. Currently, I have 6.5 billion only with Franklin. That is because I have found a little go around the money cap.
    If I reach 2.1 billion, I’ll put 100 million on the BAWSAQ stock market. Then, I’ll have 2 billion, which I’ll invest again. Doing this, you can have even more money. You can even invest all of your 6.5 billion, but you have to make multiple withdrawals. For me this works fine because the BAWSAQ stocks don’ move ever so i never loose money.

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