I found a way yesterday after trial and error for the last 3 days
the problem is that the graphs are broken they don't show the small ups and downs anymore, so this is what I did
I have bought one share from 10 companies
I'd just play a bit and every half an hour I'd look at them those that went up by more than 1% I would sell and buy again. In the end I have now one share of each company at approx their maximum value. when I look at my portfolio and a share is at aprox -20% (it's even possible to get 30% out of it but then you really need to be focused and I like to put more focus on the gameplay than the stock exchange (I do this a lot with a the medicine company betapills or something - but I presume it's different for everyone). I put all my money in it play another side mission or whatever I feel like doing and then sell them again when they are back at their height. Consistently gives me 20% return on my investments. Of course lester is better but 20% is a lot and I prefer to not replay the missions but explore the game a bit more and do side missions like freaks and strangers or or flight school or whatever.
This is what i've found to be the best return. Use information you can find and be patient.
I heard a radio news piece sayign water quality was bad in LS. I then purchased max shares on each character (approx 200-500k on each) in the stock Raine, the bottled water company which was trading at the all time low of around $5 a share, showing a high previous week of $24.
It showed small returns after a few days, but then started climbing after 1 week of in-game time to around 40% increase, and still only at around $8 a share. I'll leave it to you to decide to sell there or wait.
Notes: Remember people, investing is risky! We don't know the exact mechanics or algorythms of the market so have some fun, play around, don't get disheartened. If you make a real loss then always be prepared with fairly decent save game, i.e after you've just got new armor and ammo.
Question: Anyone has completed the game watched Richardsmajestic shares? I didn't pay attention before but on my second run through the game i've just completed Meltdown, the shares have hit a new bottom level. Will they go back up?
Cheers guys, good discussion, keep it up.
I am currently riding a 55.88% increase in ECola (Profit 32,790,000$ currently). I have been just watching it go up saving whenever it hits a new high. I keep watching and saving everytime it hits a new high and have noticed it usually goes by 1-2 times in a row and falls 1-2 times in a row (for a net gain) and every so often will go up and down 3 times in a row. If it goes down by 4 it has meant it is falling and has continued to do so. After this initially happened I reloaded my save point at the maximum I had before it began to fall. I decided to just see what happens and see if it starts gaining from this maximum and it did. Ive reloaded 3 times since last night including just moments ago and it continues to gain even though i turned off the console last night. This also requires to you basically sit on the page and watch, but if you really want the golf course or movie theater and didnt wait till after the final mission for the assination mission its worth it.
EDIT: 15 minutes later 72.27% 41,700,000
I have not seen either Majestic or MerryWeather rise of fall by more than .20. I was hoping to see big gains from merry weather since you recieve that email saying the price is only temporary, but no such luck and its been like probably a month in game time since I did the final mission and even longer for majestic.