This guide shows how to maximize the income for all three characters in Grand Theft Auto V using both BAWSAQ and LCN stock markets.
Introduction And Money Limit ($2,147,483,468)
First of all, because rockstar games used to be 32-bit integers, the income you can earn in GTA 5 is limited to $2,147,483,468.
Once you reach this limit, both buying and selling stocks will start glitching, making it hard to use BAWSAQ or LCN.
Gaining all this money is useless because even if you buy all weapons and related attachments, properties, clothes.
And even the most expensive vehicles to later mod them at their max, you will not spend more than $500,000,000.
False Myths and Glitches
There are two different ways to gain the maximum money possible in GTA 5; one is by using the stock markets any time you want, but at your own risk, the other is waiting till the end of the storyline to do later the assassination missions given by Lester to Fandlkin.
Gaining money through the stock markets is all about curves and numbers.
First of all, there is a major difference between LCN and BAWSAQ.
The first is driven totally by the game, the second one by the community BAWSAQ is unavailable if your platform is not connected to the internet.
Secondly, there is a false myth to expose.
You can destroy everything you want to be owned by burger shot, chicken’ bell, flyus and more, but their stocks will not lose value, and their direct competitor won’t gain value.
It has been tested for days on all platforms, and the result is always the same: there is no direct correlation between what the player does outside the missions and the values of the stocks.
There are also a few glitches, most of which have already been patched by rockstar games, focused on buying, saving, and reloading your savegame, allowing you to make good profits.
But as stated before, some of these glitches don’t work on all platforms, most have been patched, and above all, you don’t need to do glitches to maximize your income.
You only have to avoid the assassination missions until the end of the storyline or play with the stocks.
LCN Stock Market – Make Money Without Using Assassination Missions
To properly gain money from the stock markets, you will need to look at curves and numbers; in other words, you have to predict trends.
First of all, look at their maximum and minimum value, then watch the graph on the left and the stock’s actual value on the right.
You can predict how the stock will perform during the time.
You’ll always have a peak and then a decline.
After this period, which in the economy is called “contraction”, you’ll always have an “expansion” period where the stock first recovers the value of the previous peak and then thrives to a new maximum value.
LCN stocks, by the way, can grow or fall fast; in less than half a day, you can lose or gain even 20% of the stock value.
So, to avoid losing money, always invest in more than one company each time, buying the stock when the current price is near the minimum value and selling it when it is near the maximum value.
Don’t be greedy, or you’ll lose your investment.
LCN Corporate Rivals
Also, remember that the LCN market is full of corporate rivals, be wise and don’t invest your money in direct competitors.
BAWSAQ Stock Market – Introduction and HOW TO
The BAWSAQ stock market, as we said before, is driven by the community, and the same stock has different values from one platform to another.
Predicting the trends on the BAWSAQ stocks is easier than LCN Stocks. Also, thanks to the rockstar game social club where you can see more information about the market.
Thanks to all this info, we can easily predict that BFA, BIN and SPU are in a period of contraction, while WIZ is in a period of expansion.
In half a day-real time, not in-game time-WIZ will reach the previous peak and then the stock, after a small rise, will go down again.
It is the moment when you have to sell all the WIZ stocks to gain all the money possible.
BFA, BIN and SPU stocks instead require more days to come out of the contraction.
Keep them for a couple more days, and you’ll recover not only all your money but also make a good profit.
Maybe they will lose more value, but don’t panic selling your stocks worrying about losing your investment.
Reach the Money Limit Using the Assassinations Missions
As stated at the beginning of this guide, if you haven’t completed the game yet or are starting it right now, there is a very easy way to maximize the income for all three characters in GTA 5.
No tricks, glitches or speculations, all you have to do is complete the storyline using the 3rd choice for the finale, without completing the assassination missions and the random even “Hitch Lift 1”.
Following you can see all the info to maximize your income. Also, remember to invest the money and perform all the operations with all three characters.
First Investment (Hotel Assassination) – BettaPharmaceuticals & Bilkinton
Second Investment (The Third Way) – Merryweather
Third Investment (The Multitarget Assassination) – Debonaire & Redwood
Fourth Investment (The Vice Assassination) – Fruit & Facade
Fifth Investment (The Bus Assassination) – Vapid
Sixth Investment (The Construction Assassination) – GoldCoast
Seventh Investment (Random Event – Hitch Lift #1) – TinkleSeventh Investment (Random Event – Hitch Lift #1) – Tinkle