GTA 5 Assassination Mission Stock Market Guide

The assassination missions you can do as Franklin (through Lester) are fun in and of themselves, but with a little know-how, you can also use them to make truckloads of money. Enter BAWSAQ – the GTA5 equivalent of Wall Street, accessible through your phone (more on that in the How To Navigate The Stock Market section).
Each of these missions is followed by a brief turbulence in the stock exchange. Taking advantage of these can be a bit tedious, but with enough to invest you can make dizzying amounts of cash. A few things to keep in mind before you start:

  • The window of opportunity can often be short; remember that saving as Michael or Franklin advances the time by 6 hours, while saving as Trevor advances it by 12. The quicksave on the phone doesn’t advance it at all.
  • The stocks are divided between two markets: the BAWSAQ and the LCN. The former is online only, so it requires a persistent connection to the internet and the Rockstar Social Club.
  • The market is dormant during weekends, so make sure you start each of the missions on a Monday.
  • Don’t forget to invest with all three of the characters.

How To Navigate The Stock Market

All of the stock market transactions are done through your phone, so you can buy, sell and check current prices (using the “My Portfolio” tab) regardless of your location. To buy, you should open your phone, go to the “Money” section, select the appropriate stock market (BAWSAQ or LCN), click on the company you want, select “Buy”, then click and hold the “+” sign until you’ve bought all you can, then click “Buy and Confirm”. Deciding when to sell is done by choosing the stock market, selecting the “My Portfolio” tab and checking the “Return Percentage” column. When you decide to sell, you just choose the market, enter “My Portfolio” and click the “Sell All” option.

1. The Hotel Assassination

Before the mission: Make sure it’s Monday. Switch between the characters and invest everything into Betta Pharmaceuticals (BET) using your phone.
After the mission: Wait for the return percentage to rise to 50%, then switch between the characters and sell everything. This should happen after about 18 hours. If you choose to advance time by saving, be sure to check after every save.

2. The Multi-Target Assassination

Before the mission: Advance time until it’s Monday. Cycle through the characters and invest everything into Debonaire (DEB) on your phone.
After the mission: Wait for the return percentage to hit 80% (after about 8 hours), then sell everything. After that, buy as many Redwood (RWC) stocks as you can. The return percentage you’re looking for this time is a whooping 300%, which should happen sometime between 48 and 96 hours after you invest.

3. The Vice Assassination

Before the mission: Check the clock and see if it’s Monday. If not, advance time until it is. Invest all of your characters’ money in Fruit (FRT) using your phone’s browser.
After the mission: Wait for the return percentage of 50%, then sell (this should happen after 6 or so hours, so you shouldn’t advance time). Invest your freshly made cash into Facade (FAC). After 48 hours, the return percentage should be at 33%, which is when you should sell.

4. The Bus Assassination

Before the mission: Make sure it’s Monday. Do nothing else.
After the mission: Invest everything your guys own into Vapid (VAP) using your phone. Wait for a 100% return percentage, then sell. It should happen about 48 hours after you buy.

5. The Construction Assassination

Before the mission: Advance time until it’s Monday. Invest everything you have into Gold Coast (GCD) on your phone.
After the mission: Wait for about 24 hours, and look for an 80% return. Sell everything.

We managed to make somewhere around 2 billion thanks to these missions, which is more than we could ever spend. Now go forth, brave stock broker, and milk that BAWSAQ for everything it’s got.

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21 COMMENTS

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    Str1ver7777

    This is not always guaranteed. Fact. I have tried this and it is 2016. The one thing I will say is that the 300% return mission works but I had to wait until Saturday. I think that doing this is worth it as you can build as much money as possible and then complete the random event -‘tinkle investement’ but overall it does NOT NET 2 billion, at least not now.

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    Dan Lynes

    it does it means 2 billion if you combine all 3 characters money together and if all done properly. i just did it last night

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      Bart

      No it doesn’t it’s 2mil per character.

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        Kyle

        No, you are all wrong. It nets 2 billion per character if all of them are done right after the big heist. The heist will give a max 41 million, if done right you will get 2 billion.

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        Sean

        Yea you have to save the missions until the After the big bank heist

      Actually it doesn’t I’ve got 1.4 billion for each of the characters

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    Dave Wilson

    Worked for me too, in fact better, the bus assassination topped at 148% return, Michael has 2.14 Billion and both Franklin and Trevor have 2.1 Billion each and I’ve still got the side missions to do (just done the Tinkle)

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    good guy

    Bart.
    I think your ment to finish the main story line before you start the assassination missions that way you have all the cash from the heist mission’s to trade with

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    Jesse

    I can invest all my money with Franklin, but when I change to Michael or Trevor and dump everything into the same stock, it takes all my money but shows that I have nothing in my portfolio. Anyone else ever have this happen? Luckily, I backed up a few different save files…

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      Adam

      I had this issue on Xbox One with all characters (money was spent but nothing in portfolio). I found that quitting the game and launching every time fresh fixed the issue. Also allows me to invest in bawsaq, otherwise it was always closed.

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      David

      I had this happen once on Trevor when I forgot to hit Confirm then Continue. I backed out after buy instead and it did not complete the purchase.

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    WARHEAD

    This website is the best i have 2,147,483,647 and im only on the third assination whoever put this website up is the boss thanks so much

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      Veneer

      354 MILLION for 1 character(AFTER all the assassinations)

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    rolling

    Whymy redwood investment didnt hit until 300%.It only hit 2%.I already wait more than four days.Can anyone help me?

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      xxx

      Mine hit 300% after a(n) (in game) week. Monday following the multi-target assassination, which took place the previous monday.

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      ek18

      It takes a lot longer now..I remember I play it on Xbox when the game is out, took me about a day or 2. I recently replay it on pc, it didn’t turn into profit until the tuesday after it (I did the mission the previous monday). Also it didn’t hit 300%, it’s 254% on my save.
      So I guess it still work, you just have to keep save the game…

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    Fghgf

    Wrong not 41 664 000$ but 44 335 000$

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    MCK9T9

    Multi target assassination never gives 80% back the highest it goes is 48% then it starts falling

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      Indrid Cold

      Yeah, I only got 55% and it started falling.

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        Codey

        i got it up to 86%…I guess it is random

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    Indrid Cold

    Redwood rebounded 305.88 in a (in)game week, 305.88 on Tuesday, and it started to fall. Definitely agree, great job on the insight scoop!

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