GTA 5 – how to make money on the stock market with Lester’s missions
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2 Affecting the market
Almost every company listed has a rivalry. When one organisation is profitable, the other often enters a slump and this can be used as additional info when playing the market. This is the list of in game competitors:
- Bilkington – DollarPills
- Burgershot / Up-An-Atom
- CoolBeans / BeanMachine
- Clucking Bell / TacoBomb
- eCola – Raine
- FlyUS – AirEmu
- GoPostal – PostOP
- MazeBank – BankOfLiberty
- Pisswasser – Logger
- Redwood – Debonaire
- Slaughter, Slaughter & Slaughter – Bullhead
- RadioLosSantos – WorldwideFM
There is some evidence that you can affect prices in game by attacking or destroying company assets. This is uncertain with some claiming it has no effect (and even going as far to say it’s been entirely debunked) and others saying the results are unpredictable.
The theory, however, states that if you go on a killing spree outside an Up-An-Atom then its shares will fall and Burgershots should rise. Not only can you make money from Burgershot’s gain (buying before the carnage and selling after), you can monitor Up-An-Atom and wait for it’s recovery rebound and turn a profit there. Destroying company trucks also allegedly affects prices.
It’s also suggested that company’s like AuguryInsurance or MorsMutualInsurance enter a boom phase when you start killing people or running them over in great numbers. Far less likely is the idea you can somehow affect CoolBeans or BeanMachine prices by killing people drinking coffee the street.
One thing that does seem less controversial is monitoring and investing in companies involved in heists or missions can yield potentially high returns. For example one of Michael’s jobs involves creating a bloodbath in an airport. Something that crashes the share prices of FlyUs. Invest after the mission’s done and wait till the prices bounces back.
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