You missed those late night infomercials, apparently.... Offering a easy computerized program for charting stocks highs and lows, but often you want to pick something for the long term, just like your retirement nest egg. In GTA, that might not be quite as important as scoring a lucrative short term financial windfall, but it seems to me if you get stock, as I just did today, helping a guy out in the rich area of town, then it's safe as long as you don't try and redeem it, as going the hospital takes a sizable amount of cash from your savings, Look at an available ATM to see what charges you're getting, it does tend to vary, I'm not sure of criteria Rockstar use to determine amount billed, if it's really dependent on how much damage you incurred, likely you'd normally be dead though, in most cases! HAHAHA.
As far as getting awarded stocks, I've not been on the stock exchange in-game as I'm still just getting comfortable with the control scheme, I'm finding it somewhat difficult since in GTA IV I opted for CLASSIC using buttons for brake and accelerate, and I think one of the L or R triggers was emergency brake, anyway, it's hard to get comfortable to a new layout for commands, why I probably prefer console to PC gaming overall
Edited by BlackListedB, 08 October 2013 - 03:50 AM.