Trading Pure Alpha achievement in GTA 5

Trading Pure Alpha

Make a profit over your total investments in the stock market.

Trading Pure Alpha+0.1
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How to unlock the Trading Pure Alpha achievement

  • DONN 117DONN 117198,628
    17 Sep 2013 17 Sep 2013 15 Sep 2017
    76 4 3
    You have to access the internet either from a laptop, or from your cellphone. go to the money tab on the homepage and click the first link. buy stocks on their way up (it helps to buy more than one type of stock, that way the odds they go up are better) and wait at least a day and go to sell them and make sure that their price has gone up, once you sell them confirm and you get the achievement if you sold them for more than you bought them for

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    Mr FunmanYou definitely do not need to wait a day. I just bought 10k-ish shares in Cluckin Bell and after I clicked through to the next page, it showed they had a $2 profit already. I sold them immediately, got the profit and the achievement.
    Posted by Mr Funman on 18 Sep 13 at 13:03
    Chrisli128LCN(Liberty City National) stock market seen more active than BAWSAQ (at least for me) since I bought Ammu-Nation(BAWSAQ) and the price haven't change for few days... But in LCN the stock market will change very quick, and I got the achievement in LCN stock market.
    Posted by Chrisli128 on 18 Sep 13 at 13:18
    CONKER1182The video is not there anymore.
    Posted by CONKER1182 on 21 Jun 15 at 22:32
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  • LuckyKantLuckyKant953,468
    18 Sep 2013 18 Sep 2013 20 Apr 2022
    38 3 4
    There is a random side event where a guy has been mugged for his bicycle.

    Note that there are two bicycle muggings in the game but only 1 gives you the shares!

    The event takes place on Little Bighorn Avenue in Rancho and can be completed by any character.

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    If you get it back and return it to him, he will email you the day after giving you $100,000 of stock in his company, Animal Ark and +3 stamina.

    You can pretty much sell it straight away for a profit (and get $100,000 +) by:

    - going to your cellphone (cn_up)
    - select Internet (bottom row)
    - click on Money and Services (middle option)
    - click on LCN (top of the list)
    - click on My Portfolio and sell all (as long as it is in profit, shown by a green marker)

    You can even sell just one share if you wish to keep the shares in the company.

    This event can be repeated indefinitely to earn some quick money.
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    LuckyKantI was looking at the solutions as I was trying to do this when I received the message. No problem. Good luck with the game
    Posted by LuckyKant on 19 Sep 13 at 13:01
    Mobius EvalonDerp, I had completely forgotten about that guy giving me those shares. Switched to Franklin, sold it all, achievement unlocked.
    Posted by Mobius Evalon on 25 Sep 13 at 12:28
    Mental Knight 5Great tip overall, thanks! This beats trying to luck out.
    Posted by Mental Knight 5 on 17 Sep 17 at 21:27
  • Old Willy PeteOld Willy Pete435,597
    19 Sep 2013 19 Sep 2013 21 Sep 2013
    26 1 0
    Okay, other guides went over how to buy stock from your phone so I won't repeat it. But I'd like to go over some sure investments. These will all get you the achievement and will make you a lot of money.

    1. Once you have completed the jewelery store heist the stock for Vangelico (VAG on the LCN) will plummet. Invest as soon as possible after the heist and wait. The stock will recover to it's normal price after some time in game and you'll make quite a bit.

    The next few are all tied to Lester's assassination missions performed with Franklin.

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    Also there are a few things you should find useful if you're going to invest:
    - The market updates about once every 45 seconds. So if you really want to watch it like a hawk, you can check that often for an update. Personally a few minutes don't make too much difference but hey.
    - The Bawsaq which is about half of the market is tied to Rockstar Social Club which is nice because you can check investments from your computer and awful because it can go down for maintenance with the social club. Likewise it makes buying stock somewhat unreliable... Always check the stock's info page and not just the info in your Portfolio with Bawsaq stocks.
    - Ignore the line graph to the left of the stock, it is usually misinformation at best. And sometimes has seemingly no relation to the stock itself.
    - Switching characters seems to affect the market greatly. While waiting for a stock to spike fully after an assassination it gained 20 points during a character switch. Not complete sure it's related but in my experience it seems to be.
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