buyStock() Netscript Function

buyStock(sym, shares)
  • sym (string) – Symbol of stock to purchase
  • shares (number) – Number of shares to purchased. Must be positive. Will be rounded to nearest integer
RAM cost:

2.5 GB

Attempts to purchase shares of a stock using a Market Order.

If the player does not have enough money to purchase the specified number of shares, then no shares will be purchased. Remember that every transaction on the stock exchange costs a certain commission fee.

If this function successfully purchases the shares, it will return the stock price at which each share was purchased. Otherwise, it will return 0.