Making money in Grand Theft Auto 5 through the stock market is fairly easy once you understand the basic fundamental rules and learn the rival companies. Don't worry, we already have an entire guide including the list of competitors to help you. As we learned in our previous guide, the key to the stock market is buying low and selling high. While you can control the fate of the stock market through your own actions, there are a select few missions that drastically shift the market — and if you know exactly what to invest in you can make big bucks.
Lester's Assassination missions, in particular, will have the most effect on the market. I recommend saving these for after you complete the main story missions so that you have as much money as possible to invest. There are a total of six missions, five of which you can save (the first one is mandatory). Lester will sometimes give you hints as to what stocks to invest in, but below is a guide to help you with the remaining five missions.
Investing in stocks for Lester's Missions (available with Franklin):
The Hotel Assassination: Invest in Betapharmasuticals before the mission and cash out afterward.
The Redwood Cigarette Assassination: Invest in Debonaire Cigarettes before the mission. After the mission, sell all of your share of Debonaire when it reaches maximum profit (around 80%). Then invest in Redwood. Save your game 8 times to pass (48 hours) for Redwood shares to spike to 300%.
The Vice Assassination: Invest in Fruit before the mission and sell afterwards.
The Bus Assassination: Invest in Vapid after you complete the mission and cash out afterwards.
The Construction Assassination: Invest in Gold Coast Development before the mission and sell afterwards.
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