How do you master the stock market and buy everything in the game with GTA 5 money? Everything comes at a cost in Los Santos, and if you want to drive the coolest cars and own all the businesses, then you're going to want to spend some time fiddling the stocks on BAWSAQ and LCN. While you can make good money paying attention to which stocks rise and fall and selling at the opportune moment, the best moment to trade stocks is when completing Franklin's five Stock Market Assassination Missions. On this page, we're going to explain how to get rich in GTA 5, but if you're looking for How to Make Money in mulitplayer, then check out our GTA Online guide.

GTA 5 Money: How to Master the Stock Market

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There are two stock trading websites in GTA 5, which can be accessed using the Internet browser on your smartphone. They are: BAWSAQ and LCN Exchange. In order to master the stock market, the principles are simple: buy stock when it's low and sell it at a profit when it increases. You can filter stocks by average change percentages, and monitor their performance over time.

The easiest way to make lots of GTA 5 money is by completing Stock Market Assassination Missions issued by Lester. There are five of these in total, and if you follow the instructions on this page correctly you'll be able to earn over $2 billion, which is more than enough to allow you to buy everything in the game.

GTA 5 Money: Stock Market Assassination Missions

There are five Stock Market Assassination Missions in GTA 5, all issued to Franklin by Lester. You'll need to complete the first one, The Hotel Assassination, to progress the story, but it's recommended that you save the remaining four until after you've completed the campaign. This is because you'll take a big score for finishing the story, which you'll then be able to invest into the stock market.

The Hotel Assassination

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Lester has a huge investment in Betta Pharmaceuticals, and asks Franklin to remove the CEO of its competition, Bilkinton Research, from the picture.

Key Stocks Exchange Potential Return
Betta Pharmaceuticals BAWSAQ ~50%
Bilkinton Research LCN Exchange ~100%

Before the Mission:

  • Invest all of Franklin, Michael, and Trevor's money into Betta Pharmaceuticals stock on the BAWSAQ website.

After the Mission:

  • Sell all Betta Pharmaceuticals stock on the BAWSAQ website after two in-game hours.
  • Invest all of Franklin, Michael, and Trevor's money into Bilkinton Research stock on the LCN Exchange website within 48 in-game hours.
  • Sell all Bilkinton Research stock on the LCN Exchange website after 72 in-game hours.

The Multi Target Assassination

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Redwood Cigarettes intend to rig the jury on a class action lawsuit, but Lester suggests taking out all four jurors.

Key Stocks Exchange Potential Return
Debonaire LCN Exchange ~60%
Redwood Cigarettes LCN Exchange ~300%

Before the Mission:

  • Complete the main storyline to its conclusion.
  • Invest all of Franklin, Michael, and Trevor's money into Debonaire stock on the LCN Exchange website.

After the Mission:

  • Sell all Debonaire stock on the LCN Exchange website after 48 in-game hours.
  • Invest all of Franklin, Michael, and Trevor's money into Redwood Cigarettes stock on the LCN Exchange website.
  • Sell all Redwood Cigarettes stock on the LCN Exchange website after 72 in-game hours.

The Vice Assassination

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Lester has intel that Facade's CEO Jackson Skinner has been seeing a working girl in La Puerta, and bumping him off would do wonders for Fruit Computers' stock price.

Key Stocks Exchange Potential Return
Fruit Computers BAWSAQ ~50%
Facade BAWSAQ ~35%

Before the Mission:

  • Invest all of Franklin, Michael, and Trevor's money into Fruit Computers stock on the BAWSAQ website.

After the Mission:

  • Sell all Fruit Computers stock on the BAWSAQ website after two in-game hours.
  • Invest all of Franklin, Michael, and Trevor's money into Facade stock on the BAWSAQ website.
  • Sell all Facade stock on the BAWSAQ website after 48 in-game hours.

The Bus Assassination

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Tight-fisted billionaire Isaac Penny is rumoured to be taking a controlling stake of car manufacturer Vapid, but Lester knows how to hijack his commute.

Key Stocks Exchange Potential Return
Vapid BAWSAQ ~100%

Before the Mission:

  • Do not invest any money at this stage.

After the Mission:

  • Invest all of Franklin, Michael, and Trevor's money into Vapid stock on the BAWSAQ website within two in-game hours.
  • Sell all Vapid stock on the BAWSAQ website after 48 in-game hours.

The Construction Assassination

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Construction magnate Enzo Bonelli has been taking work from rival Gold Coast, and Lester wants him out of the picture.

Key Stocks Exchange Potential Return
Gold Coast LCN Exchange ~75%

Before the Mission:

  • Invest all of Franklin, Michael, and Trevor's money into Gold Coast stock on the LCN Exchange website.

After the Mission:

  • Sell all Gold Coast stock on the LCN Exchange website after two in-game hours.

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