Trading Pure Alpha achievement in GTA 5

Trading Pure Alpha

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

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How to unlock the Trading Pure Alpha achievement

  • ZidaneStrikeZidaneStrike210,744
    01 Dec 2014 01 Dec 2014 21 Dec 2014
    128 9 4
    You can do this at any point in the game by accessing your phone, launching the Internet, selecting Money and Services and buying stock. You can sell the stock at any point in the game when it has gone up in value from the time you purchased.

    However, my favorite time to do this is during a mission called "The Hotel Assassination" (one of Lester's missions for Franklin). During the mission, Lester will inform you that Franklin's actions during the mission will boost the price of Betta Pharmaceuticals, so using this method is fast, reliable and doesn't require you to strategically play the market. This is about the 20th mission you will undertake in the game.

    Go ahead and start the mission to trigger the opening cutscene. As soon as the cutscene has ended, go into your phone and launch the Internet. Click on "Money and Services" and select the BAWSAQ stock exchange. Locate Betta Pharmaceuticals. Since the stock is guaranteed to rise, I recommend maxing out your funds and buying as much stock as you can (maybe leave a little on the side so you can buy a sniper rifle during the mission). As soon as the mission ends, enter your phone, access "Money and Services" and "My Portfolio". Sell your stock for a great profit and this achievement will unlock!

    Here is a video walkthrough (courtesy of GTA Series Videos) of this mission, should you need any assistance completing it. Keep in mind the walkthrough does not show the stock purchase. I am also including a video on how to generally buy and sell stocks in the game (courtesy of MrBossFTW).

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    ClassierPompanoThis would have been more helpful if you mentioned it is the FIRST Lester mission you do.
    Posted by ClassierPompano on 05 Apr 20 at 12:16
    LIAM SLANEY86Do every lester the out
    Posted by LIAM SLANEY86 on 03 Jan 21 at 16:27
    Posted by HappyDog325 on 21 May at 21:24
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  • DualNadeDualNade62,263
    20 Feb 2015 20 Feb 2015
    29 9 3
    Easy method that worked for me on both xbox 360 and xbox one. The stock market is influenced by what you do in game. For example: getting drunk raises the value of shares in DollarPills (a company that sells beer).

    Go to the stock market on your phone
    Buy DOP DollarPills shares (one is enough)
    Hang out with your buddies (Trevor, Michael and Franklin) and go to a bar so you get drunk
    Check the stock market again and you will see that these shares have a much higher value
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    Runner eGirlThis did not work for me, I tried getting drunk twice and stocks still went down.
    Posted by Runner eGirl on 07 May 16 at 20:19
    Gouldy1972Worked for me. Went out for drinks twice.
    Posted by Gouldy1972 on 15 Nov 16 at 14:07
    Thunder RollingThere are no DOP stocks. I tried ammunation and that didn't work
    Posted by Thunder Rolling on 27 Aug 19 at 10:49
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