Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V Achievements

Trading Pure Alpha

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

At any time during your playthrough, open your cell phone and access the Internet. From here, select the “Money & Services” tab and choose any of the stock markets listed. Now select “Markets” and buy any stock that is rising; you can tell which market is gaining profit by the green arrow next to their name. You can buy any amount of stock you’d like, but one is enough for this achievement.

You will now need wait at least 12 in-game hours and before returning to the stocks page. When enough time has passed, click on “My Portfolio” under the "Money & Services" tab, sell your purchased stock for a profit and the achievement will unlock.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by The Stache
Friday, August 16, 2013 @ 06:49:59 PM

I'm actually excited about this.

Comment #2 by Deadsea 18
Friday, August 16, 2013 @ 07:10:38 PM

I hope the stock market is fun in some way. Knowing R* I know it will be funny and fun. If they can make a talk show,knife ad tv show,and comercials fun and funny I'm sure this will be fun too.

Comment #3 by Woody28
Friday, August 16, 2013 @ 08:36:27 PM

@2 - They named it BALLSAQ - so yeah safe to say Rockstar are fully taking the piss out of everything again.
Have you seen you campaign videos?
They are just pure gold!!!

Comment #4 by BasqueNYC
Saturday, August 17, 2013 @ 01:26:35 AM

This looks fun haha stock market in GTA all right

Comment #5 by starwarsfan0402
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 09:51:07 AM

I wonder if just like getting 1$ would get you the achievement

Comment #6 by creaper210
Sunday, August 25, 2013 @ 04:55:05 AM

Rockstar said that you can do things like invest in a car company, and then destroy the cars. The insurance companies will be forced to replace them and the stocks will skyrocket. So yes, it definitely sounds like it will be fun.

How I think it may work, is if authorities see you destroy cars, then you will not be rewarded for it. So it makes sense to invest in something as one character(Franklin for example), and affect it with another(Trevor, maybe?).
But I'm just speculating on that last part.

Comment #7 by toandadestroyer
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 @ 02:39:04 PM

whatever you do dont buy apple's stock cuz youll lose 1M

Comment #8 by Duds911
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 @ 01:38:50 AM

@3 it's actually BAWSAQ

Comment #9 by UK x Jok3r x
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 @ 06:19:51 AM how to do it:)

Comment #11 by creaper210
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 08:00:41 PM

I found an easy(and VERY profitable) way of doing this is to invest in the competing company in the Lester missions as Franklin.
Without spoiling what happens, I'll just say that Lester will ask you to do something that harms a company and benefits another. Simply buy stocks in the other, and you'll see the stocks skyrocket soon after the mission.

Comment #12 by TrashTalkGamingHD
Friday, September 20, 2013 @ 11:43:19 AM

Here's the fast and easy way for this achievement and also helps to make Franklin lots of money.

Comment #13 by EternityInGaming
Friday, September 20, 2013 @ 09:24:12 PM

Quick explanation of how it works and how to make a profit. When to invest etc.

Comment #14 by DSIS HACKZzZ
Sunday, September 22, 2013 @ 10:15:57 AM

Hey join my crew and be prepared to take on GTA Online.

We will be organizing heists daily and taking on rival gangs!
You can join up-to 5 crews so don't feel like you have to make a decision between our crew and one of your friends because you don't!

This crew is currently open so anyone can join, this means you can invite your friends!
Right now the only people that are getting higher ranks are my friends but if you preform good when online comes out you too can be promoted

Comment #15 by pjlambo
Sunday, September 29, 2013 @ 10:42:53 AM

Can you go back and replay all the Assassination missions after you complete the story and take advantage of investing the millions you earned in the big score to get to 200 million?

Comment #16 by xJamesBondsx
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 09:53:56 AM

My way is to finish the Random Events as possible (Blue point on the map), especially the "Bike Thief" event.
Once finished 2 bike thief events, you'll receive an email from the guy whos name is Gray Nicholson someday.
He'll give you the stock of ARK (100K), and then you sell all the stock of ARK, achievement will be earned

Comment #17 by WillieBonce
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 @ 02:13:11 AM

Got this one, be quite honest, I can't remember want I did to get this achievement. Check this video at

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Game Info
Rockstar North
Rockstar Games


US September 17, 2013
Europe September 17, 2013
Japan October 10, 2013

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