Lester’s Assassination Missions and the Stock Market

How to make some serious dosh from Lester’s 5 assassination missions on GTA5, by playing the stock market at the right times.


During the main storyline you’ll eventually reach a series of assassination missions with Lester (after ‘Friend Request’ and ‘The Jewel Store Job’ heist), where he’ll want you (as Franklin) to execute numerous high profile corporate figures. Naturally, the fortunes of each of these corporations is affected by these missions, allowing their main competitor to benefit. The idea is to stick all of your hard earned money on the competitor, just before you complete the relevant mission – buying their stock when it’s relatively cheap, seeing them soar, then cashing in to make a tidy profit.

There are 5 of these assassination missions altogether. You’ll have to complete the first of these (The Hotel Assassination) to progress in the main story, but the remaining assassination missions can be left until after you’ve completed the main storyline, at which point you’ll have a lot more money to put on the stocks, allowing you to maximise your profit.

When purchasing and selling stock, do so with all 3 of your characters to maximise profit.

Mission Buy from (straight after accepting the mission) Sell at Avg. Change % Buy from (straight after selling the 1st lot of stock, where applicable) Sell at Avg. Change %
The Hotel Assassination Betta Pharmaceuticals (BAWSAQ) 50% Bilkinton Research (LCN) 80-200%
The Multi Target Assassination Debonaire (LCN) 60-90% Redwood Cigarettes (LCN) 300-400%
The Vice Assassination Fruit Computers (BAWSAQ) 30-60% Facade (BAWSAQ) 20-40%
The Bus Assassination Vapid (BAWSAQ) 100%
The Construction Assassination Gold Coast (LCN) 80%


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