Post your stock tips here! I'm sure the way stocks are calculated varies from game to game, but I wanted to at least get a list of mission-related stock value spikes and drops. I'll try to update this post with any good info.
Also seeking information on just how the heck the market works, how to attack a company to drive their stock down and their competitor's up, etc.
BAWSAQ never wants to work for me, so anyone with info on it is encouraged to share!
Keep an eye on the GTA Interactive Map for locations relevant to companies and their stocks.
List of LCN stocks:
- ARK AnimalArk
- AUG AuguryInsurance
- BAN CoolBeans
- BEN BeanMachine
- BGR BurgerShot
- BIL Bilkington
- BOL BankOfLiberty
- BOM BobMulét
- BUL Bullhead
- CLK CluckinBell
- DEB Debonaire
- DOP DollarPills
- ECL eCola
- EMU AirEmu
- FLC Fleeca
- FUS FlyUS
- GAS GastroBand
- GCD GoldCoast
- GOP GoPostal
- GRU GruppeSechs
- HAF Hammerstein&Faust
- HKJ Hijak
- KRP Krapea
- LFI Lifeinvader
- LOG Logger
- MAX MaxRenda
- MAZ MazeBank
- MER Merryweather
- MOR MorsMutualInsurance
- POP PostOP
- PRO ProLaps
- RAI Raine
- RIM RichardsMajestic
- RLS RadioLosSantos
- RWC Redwood
- SSS Slaughter,Slaughter&Slaughter
- TBO TacoBomb
- UNI VanillaUnicorn
- UPA Up-n-Atom
- VAG Vangelico
- WFM WorldwideFM
Note: prices apparently vary per game
Sell anything you have invested in them before this. Afterward, wait til it bottoms out around $35/share before buying any. Not sure if there's a competing gem company to invest in before-hand, didn't see one.
LifeInvader (prototype swap mission):
Sell anything you've invested in them before this mission cause it'll tank badly. And I wouldn't bother ever investing in them again, as I tried when it bottomed out but it never really recovered.
Bilkinton/Betta (Hotel Assassination mission):
Sell anything you have invested in Bilkington. Lester mentions he invested heavily in Betta, but I didn't see them in the LCN. Are they somewhere else? I also noticed DollarPills tank as well. Once Bilkington bottoms out after the mission, though (the low for me was around $120/share), feel free to invest in them again as it spikes up again.
Redwood/Debonaire (Multi-Assasination mission):
Before you even start this mission, sell anything you have invested in Redwood, and invest everything you've got into Debonaire. Don't do it during the mission cause there's a tight timer. And be sure and not to forget doing this for ALL THREE CHARACTERS. I was in a hurry and only did it for Franklin. Debonaire's stock will go from about $200 to about $400. When the mission is over, wait a good few minutes as the stock value will continue to rise. Mine eventually peaked at $399.42, so go ahead and sell when it gets to that point.
Merriweather (Dockyards secret government device mission):
Sell anything you have in Merriweather before this mission as it'll dive a bit.
Line graph sucks:
The line graph doesn't seem to be at all accurate. I see it claim that the price was high the previous day, but it was more like a week ago. And it doesn't seem to accurately update with the current prices. Better off just looking at the raw numbers, and getting an idea of what is considered high and low for each stock.
If you invest in a company and then go wreck their competitor's stuff, it should increase your stock value. For example: Sink money into AirEMU, prefferably when the stock is already low, then go blow up FlyUS planes. Or buy CluckinBell stock and go rob and destroy a few Burgershot stores. Or invest in one car company, then destroy their competitor's cars, preferably at their dealership. Note: We've been experimenting with this and it doesn't exactly pan out as expected. You can't enter most stores such as Burgershot, and can't find these supposed car dealerships or other company buildings. And we've spent hours blowing up GoPostal and Pisswasser trucks but never really saw their or their competitor's stock fluctuate.
I've seen this stocks reliably spike up and down. Invest in them when they're low:
Per user iNewWorldOrderi, if you invest money in AUG AugeryInsurance, then go around damaging/destroying cars, it will drive your stock value up.
- How MorsMutualInsurance relates to you going around killing people.
- How the various lawfirm stocks are affected by what you do.
- If the bank stocks drop if you rob their ATM users.
- If you can make GoPostal, PostOP, and GruppeSechs stock drop by jacking their company trucks.
- If listening to a radio station's stock makes the value go up, or maybe you can go to the roof of their building and blow up the antenna.
Any other good tips?
Edited by Cyfun, 19 September 2013 - 10:27 PM.