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Let's Manipulate Grand Theft Auto V's BAWSAQ Stock Market For Fun And Profit

Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto V features many ways to earn money. Most of them are illegal, naturally, but one way of bringing in some quick money in a totally legal way is to manipulate the in-game stock market. Many of the companies in Los Santos and Blaine County have a presence on the Liberty City National and BAWSAQ markets. LCN's rise and fall is determined by the events in your own personal game, but the real potential for manipulation comes from the online BAWSAQ market which is influenced by the actions of every person playing GTA V while connected to Rockstar's Social Club network. This makes it possible for large groups of players to conspire outside of the game to buy up large amounts of a given stock, drive up its value, and then sell off shares en masse. It's the ultimate pump-and-dump maneuver. The catch is being able to mobilize a large enough group to make the activity worthwhile. That's where Reddit comes into the picture.

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GarrusVakarian999d ago

Dumped all my money for all 3 characters into Ammu-Nation ready for when people buy guns and ammo on GTA Online.

MattG-PTB999d ago

I had the same idea. Hawk And Little (guns) did very well over the weekend for me.

grumpc999d ago

ohhh nice hadn't though of that, any tips on when you suggest selling?

GarrusVakarian999d ago (Edited 999d ago )

That's the risky part...knowing when to sell. Im going to give it at least a few days before i consider selling. I would like to see at least a 50% return investment in my share prices before i pull out.

malik8880999d ago SpamShow
3-4-5999d ago

Can't wait until groups of people start controlling the stocks and then others have to send out hits to stop them, and you get group/team wars and such all because of fake in game money and greed.

Can we steal cars and sell them for money Online ?

I know you can't in single player...at least I think you can't.

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AllroundGamer999d ago

the worst part of GTA V which even shouldn't be there... man playing with stocks is such fun /s

GarrusVakarian999d ago (Edited 999d ago )

I smell someone who doesn't get the stock market so he badmouths it instead.

Its actually alot of fun once you get the hang of it, i didn't like it at first either.

You gotta admit its impressive though, the game has 2 fully functioning stock markets. One affected by your game and your game only and one affected by the GTA5 community, that is pretty damn impressive.

Nothing like investing in a company, then finding trucks of the oposing company and destroying them and watching your stocks rise, lol. Also, listening to the radio for tips on what is dipping and what is rising.

Its a cool feature, why moan at additional features? Would you prefer it wasn't in the game?

AllroundGamer999d ago

yeah well sorry, but in an action game i want to play a game instead of watching the stock market... the sad about it they forced it on people, cause you need to use it to get the money to buy the golf club. But i hope there will be many online players like you checking their stocks constantly on their phone, so i kill them easily when they do so :D

iamnsuperman999d ago

I find the stocks thing fluctuates in small amounts and yet I hear people talking about how it fluctuates by quite large amounts. I would interested to see how it really works as I have the impression it doesn't work by what everyone does and is just totally random/within your country or region

GarrusVakarian999d ago

Bawsaq (lol) is influenced by the community via the R* social club. LCN is only affected by your in game actions.

Go to the GTA5 forums for tips on the Bawsaq stock market. Ive invested 26 million for each character into Ammu Nation so that when online drops tomorrow, people will be buying ammo and guns left right an centre so my stocks will shoot up in price and i will be too rich for my own good.....digitally anyway :D

jmc8888999d ago

Well considering this stuff (and much, much, much, much, much, much, much) more is going on in the REAL MARKETS.

Perhaps we should be more concerned with THAT.