Have you brave souls been attempting to get rich off the Stalk Market in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, only to end up wasting all of your Bells on bad luck and timing? Wanting to dig yourself out of that pitfall hole of debt with Tom Nook?
As many of us are undoubtedly familiar, the Stalk Market is an invaluable – and finicky – system for getting rich quick; however, there are some novel ways in New Horizons to make this opportunity work even more to your financial advantage.
What's new with the Stalk Market?
In all Animal Crossing entries, players can dabble in buying and selling turnips to make a profit. In previous games, Joan was the basket-bearing boar eager to share her turnips – for a price. However, the role has now been relegated to her granddaughter, Daisy Mae.
You can find sweet (and sneezy) Daisy Mae wandering your island from 5am to noon each Sunday, selling her wares in bundles of 10 – at unlimited amounts, if you have the money. The prices can vary from 90 Bells to 110 Bells per turnip (we suggest buying when they're priced under 100).
As always, players have from Monday until the following Sunday to unload their stock – at which time, the turnips will rot, along with your investment. Of course, time travelling will also rot your lot, so don't go committing any time crimes after buying.
The turnips can be sold Monday-Saturday at the island's shop for anywhere from 15 to 800 Bells (but generally in the range of 50-200). There will be two different prices per day, with the change occurring at noon. Prices will fluctuate throughout the week, often along different patterns – so watch carefully.
Of course, seasoned veterans will be well aware that turnips take up space – and cannot be kept in storage. If you're stuck on ideas for where to keep your turnips until the market turns, we've got you covered in our Pockets Inventory Upgrade Guide (or, you know, you could just throw them randomly in spots on the ground, whatever works).
The Turnip Exchange
For those who would rather not take financial risks – and aren't afraid of going global with their greed – there's a fast and easy way to crowdsource high returns on this fickle market.
Created by Warp World, the Turnip Exchange allows users to easily and efficiently exchange turnips – or other items – on different islands across the world. It allows users to find islands where the daily turnip prices may be higher (for selling) or lower (for buying) and streamlines the visiting process for everyone.
Besides allowing you to find islands where Timmy & Tommy may buy your turnips for higher prices that day, you can:
- Search for live turnip prices across users' islands by:
- Viewing the islands page, which features the 12 most recently created islands
- Visit the Discord server and check the #turnip-exchange-live channel
- Search Twitter for the hashtag #turnipcode, where users will post their prices and Turnip Codes
- Exchange other items such as furniture, fruit, clothing - you name it! The rules are up to the owner of the island – which they can list in its queue online – and works on an honour system with visitors.
- Host others from around the world on your own island. Using "Turnip Codes", the Exchange's version of a Dodo Code, users can visit your island's queue page online, and will be updated when it's their turn to get your island's specific Dodo Code.
How do I visit others' islands on the Exchange?
The steps to get into the queue and visit others' islands are as follows:
- Look for an island you wish to visit on the Islands page, the Discord server or via hashtag on Twitter (see above)
- Either on that island's queue page - or using their Turnip Code on the main page of the Exchange (if you already know it) - select "Join"
- You will be asked for your in-game name, which will be added to the queue - be sure to stay on that page, or you will forfeit your spot in line
- Once it's your turn, you will be provided with a Dodo Code to enter at your airport, which will allow you to travel to that island
How do I host my own island on the Exchange?
If you're a brave, charitable soul and wish to host your own island on the Turnip Exchange, you can do so by:
- Creating a current Dodo Code at your airport (be sure to select "online play", invite "the more the merrier", and keep your gates open with this code so that it doesn't expire)
- Visiting the Host page and entering your Dodo Code
- Entering the requested information about your island, including: fruit type, current turnip price, hemisphere, and current date & time on your island
- You can also include a short description - this space is mainly used to make requests or set down rules for visitors to your island
- From here, you will be asked to provide a "Visitor Limit" and "Queue Limit", and you can also decide whether you wish to keep your island private, or would like it searchable on the Exchange
- After filling out this information, you will be provided with a Turnip Code - from here, you can wait for others to find your island and join the queue (if you chose to keep it public), or share your Turnip Code with others - including via the Discord server, and #turnipcode on Twitter
What are the rules of the Turnip Exchange?
Again, this exchange works on an honour system – and therefore, there are some rules they ask that all users follow:
- When you are queued up and waiting, be sure to keep an eye on the amount of people ahead of you, and plan to be ready to enter the Dodo Code within a minute of receiving it.
- Once on the island, stay in the queue and only click "Leave Queue" after you left the island. Otherwise, the next person in line is going to get the Dodo Code before they should and it can cause delays.
- Be sure to follow the rules your host created if they have any in the description.
We've had reports of users buying and selling millions of Bells' worth of turnips - so if you're as money-hungry as Tom Nook, it's definitely worth a shot. Who knows - besides making money and gathering goods, you may even encounter a new friend or two via the Turnip Exchange. Happy selling!
Have you been playing the Stalk Market? Are you working with others to share turnip prices and get the most bang for your Bells? Let us know in the comments below!
Thanks to Noah McFerran for the tip!
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I've got 1,600 turnips to sell this week and my prices are always garbo so I might have to search around a bit. A bit of a pain but it'll be worth it to pay off my last home loan.
If anyone gets good prices this week, hook me up please.
Edit: Never mind, managed to sell them for 400 each.
The reason why Turnip is still being used in Animal Crossing for stock exchange because the word of Turnip in Japanese = Kabu while Stock itself = Kabushiki.
Very similar pronounce.
And thus Turnip was being used as the real thing to play stock exchange.
If I recall, in New Leaf, the turnip prices followed a set of trends, meaning, you could determine fairly accurately how high you could potentially sell them for. I wonder if New Horizons has a similar system.
Mine are currently 39 bells a bunch. I've got a good feeling about them though - I've never known them to be selling for such a low price.
I remember using something like that for New Leaf, yes. Thanks a lot.
I am never going to buy turnips ever again. I don't know what happened but I spent a small fortune on them on Sunday morning. I put them on the floor of my house (as you can not put them in storage). They were fine when I next played the game (Sunday afternoon). Then I played the game again on Sunday night and they had all rotted.. don't know how or why.. I don't time travel in my game. However, daylight savings in Australia had just ended. This should not have interfered with it though, as daylight savings ended before I bought the turnips. I had to put all of the wasted money.. um, rotten turnips into the garbage bin I have in the game.. Would have just been easier if I could have just thrown my money into the river instead.
@edhe That's actually what I'm using for myself, trying to do this all solo so this helps.
Works like a charm.
I honestly think planting money trees is a far better way of making money in this game.
Hopefully I have good luck in my Discord group because this seems like a huge hassle. Have to wait your turn after hundred of other players and most players are charging hundreds of thousands of bells for each visitor. I get that they want compensation but honestly you make more money selling out your town than from turnips. 400 visitors at 200k each is 80 million. Heck, maybe it’s worth it to sell access though... 😂
Because I live in Japan and have friends in the US, I spent last Sunday morning (my time) buying turnips on my island and then visiting my friend's island to sell them and making like 180k per trip. No time manipulation, just taking advantage of time zone differences.
I don't time travel or abuse item glitches. But I will make use of basic but abuse-able features like this.
@JayJ it’s ironically a bigger gamble. I tried planting 11k every day for 10 days to see if what my town’s pattern was... only one of those trees gave me 11k bags, the other 9 were 10k bags. A 10% chance of payoff isn’t worth it, I’ll stick to 10k every day now.
something about this is so unwholesome
@ShadJV I've been trying to plant about 30k, gives a nice payoff when it grows. Been really helping me develop my island.
@JayJ you’ve had better luck than I, then. If I planted 30k for all of those, I would’ve essentially lost 210k.
@ShadJV I've gotten a 70,000 tree. nice.
I never got into the turnip thing in New Leaf and probably won't now. Tbh, it's so easy to get bells in this game. I don't understand people posting begging for others to give them 100,000 bells or something similar to 'pay off their debt'. There's no time limit and it takes barely any time at all to get to 6 figures selling bugs and fish.
I don't like the idea of what essentially amounts of gambling, so I'll be staying away from turnip trading as I have in previous games, though I can see how it can be very lucrative for some.
@Nintendzoey It must have been daylight savings messing you up. If you're still logged into the game when the clock changes in real life, the time remains unaffected in the game but as soon as you save and quit it fixes itself which I guess the game must see as time travel.
@k8sMum I think I probably do about 50,000 a day though occasionally I'll find the money trees I've planted w/ 3 $10,000 bags on them which helps.
I think you can do most of the gaem at a normal pace making 100,000 a day but those room renovations probably drive people to extemes, 1.25m and 2.5m bells is A LOT of bells. I just pordered my 500,000 2nd room today.
And the 100,000 bridges and stairs, that's crazy. I've probably put 70 hours in 3 weeks and still haven't' purchased a any yet, living on the bottom half of my island.
My 1st week I bought 1 bundle of 10 turnips for 104 sold them for 140. This week I bought 6 bundles of 10 for 108 I think. Not being able to put them in storage is annoying, but not being able to combine the 2 separate bundles of 3 into 1 bundle of 6 is extra annoying, that's 2 slots taken until i sell them. It's a good thing I got 40 pocket slots asap.
@Nintendzoey Daylight savings time made it appear as you have time traveled. Solved your own mystery.
Why don't you drop them on your house floor until you have price to sell?
Though speaking of dropping things on the floor, I have a dozen DYI recipes scattered all over the ground in front of the Resident Center. I thought they'd go away or villagers would pick them up. But they just sit there day in and day out. Any idea what to do with those? They are the ones I already know, I know what to do with them when I get them.
@Silly_G It's not gambling per se, you are almost always guaranteed a profit, it's just a question of how much profit you're making.
@JayJ I have to disagree. Planting money trees is a nice way to make cash but it's more random than the turnip method.
@rjejr Have you tried selling or recycling them? If all else fails, you can dump them on an island you find with a nook miles ticket.
@Nintendzoey Time traveling backwards instantly rots your turnips. It read the time change as time traveling so you lost your turnips.
Sorry about the loss. The good news is that you won't have to worry about it happening again for another year so feel free to buy and sell.
Don't give up, the stalk market is easy to play.
@Kalmaro No, I am done with it. I lost 400,000 bells. For someone to lose all that money.. for someone who does not cheat, does not time travel and worked hard to earn that money is just not fair. Especially for something that was not my fault. Never going to be buying turnips in this game again. 😢
@Nintendzoey Alright, it's your game so do whatever makes you happy. 400k bells is pocket change when you get further in the game though.
@Kalmaro Maybe so but at this stage in the game, it was almost all of the money I had in the game (after upgrading my house).. Not going to throw my money away again.. wish there was a way to stop Daisy Mae from entering my town.. maybe I just will not play on Sunday morning again.
@rjejr i just drop them on the floor in my house. They were fine for 4 days until i sold them all. Ive gone off the game drastically since i was carching eggs instead of fish and cutting eggs out of trees instead of wood. I will get back on it after the 12th. Was on it pretty solid before then.
@rjejr Yeah like someone said, you can sell extra DYI recipes.
I am not sure about this, but I don't think other people can pick up turnips from your housefloor? please correct if I am wrong.
But yea, "everyone" drops turnips on their housefloor so they don't take space in pockets.
They nerfed the eggs with latest updated (1.1.4) (appear rate dropped) It was pain. Fish 10 fish and 9 were eggs.
@BenAV I'll be giving that a go this week, to see how it works out
I'm intrigued by the way in which Animal Crossing incorporates reasonably solid investment education. ^^
I don't really view the Stalk market as a gambling mechanic with the way that I've been playing it. I have a group of Twitter pals who do it too and we just collaborate with what our turnip prices are on each of our islands. Kinda like the Turnip exchange thing in the post above but much smaller scale.
I also like checking it in the morning before work and then after midday when I take a break. This game is great at giving you small pockets of things to jump in and out of
@Nintendzoey Do you mind me asking how you lost that money? Usually it's impossible to lose turnips unless you let them go off or sell them too low, both of which are easy to avoid....(assuming you're aware of how it works beforehand of course)
I've got enough to pay off my 4th room but won't til I've got more in the bank. I've got 3 bridges.
Everyday I decimate the bug population. The fish population.
Coconuts. Whatever I'm doing I grab whatever is flying or
swimming around. It's rather like Dragon Quest games where I don't mind the grinding.
I see when you're online. Email me at [email protected] with your Switch code if you want. I've figured how pretty much how the visiting works. I may have things that can help you.
@Nintendzoey @PorllM Basically, daylight savings time hit them and it moves their clocks back.
Time-traveling backwards automatically ruins any turnips you have so they lost money.
They don't have to worry about losing money anymore but the event scarred them so they don't want to touch turnips again.
There's also a discord channel. People get bombarded when they offer 400+ turnip costs, but if you can eventually get in, you can make a killing. I only needed 1 turn to sell off my turnips, but easily made 1.5 mil.
@k8sMum Thanks for the email offer. Is Nintendo really this insane that we need to email each other Switch codes after we already exchanged AC numbers or whatever it is we already exchanged? No wonder everyone makes fun of their online.
I'll see what I can do, don't have that number memorized.
@Finntendo I never did figure out the whole "online" thing so nobody will be picking up stuff off my floor. I've never seen a villager in my house even though I go in theirs all the time.
@Kalmaro "selling or recycling them"
I did sell them. But I hate those rat boys so thought I'd be nice and leave them for my fellow villagers to pick up. What's "recycling"? I keep thinking we should be putting stuff in the "lost and found" box but I can only take stuff out so far. I'll just leave them on the ground for now.
Thanks again everyone for all the help. For a game that's supposed to be all about relaxing zen I seem to be doing everything but. 😂
I think the key is We have to exchange Switch codes. Then once you visit we can become best friends and actually accomplish something during island visits.
It's Nintendo so basically insane when it comes to online.
@rjejr Timmy and Tommy are nice Tom Nook is chill too...
Anyway, yeah, just sell them off or put them in the lost and found box, though that's only useful if you're playing with other people, I think.
If you drop 1 turnip on the ground it will rot but you'll get ants and flies for the museum.
Had a go at this. Was in a queue for 20 minutes to treble my 150K investment, got there, did the deal, filled my pockets with bags of cash, then found it was all turnips again when I got back to my island. Will just wait until tomorrow morning - my prices have fallen all week then jumped just now so should jump again if I’ve worked it out right.
@k8sMum @Kidfunkadelic83 @Kalmaro @Finntendo @UnknownReader @ShadJV @adh56
Thanks everyone for helping to get me here.
Apologies if I missed anybody, I've received a lot of helpful replies.
Here's what I'm up to now. Still need to build an incline to get everyone off the ground floor. If they ever go over the bridge. I've never seen anyone go over the bridge, built this to entice them.
@rjejr beautiful. Here’s where the game really begins, enjoy reshaping your island as you see fit!
@rjejr Keep it up! I'm still trying to get my island to 3 stars.
@rjejr Lovely. you will have fun reshaping your island. I have fun and still can't decide how I want it to be, lol!
@rjejr well your further than me. Im getting a little bored of the same old daily routine of farming wood etc. And i purchased so much stuff for the island and still only got a 1 star Island. Its getting boring.
@Kidfunkadelic83 Yeah I was getting bored too about a week ago after 70 hours of the same stuff. I think they made a mistake having Bunny Day and spring starting on the same day. Spring is an event in itself, with the flowering trees and the new fish, and Bunny Day makes it hard to catch the new fish w/ all the sea eggs. I think they should have done 10 days just "Spring" - I really don't need both a petal flower clock and an egg clock hanging on my wall - and then start Bunny Day eggs on Easter for 2 weeks, have it overlap w/ Earth Day instead. Then, all the people talking about "something is coming" could have been a prelude to Bunny Day.
Anyway that boredom got me asking everyone what I was doing wrong as the game doens't really explain ANYTHING and I wanted to get to the terraforming. You didn't ask but I think I got to 2 stars by having 10 houses for villagers, at 10,000 bells a pop Nook is a Crook, and then 3 stars when my first paid for bridge was built - the first free 1 doesn't count for anything as far as I can tell. Though if I had to do it again I'd buy an incline first, bridge second, as once you can terraform you can build land and cut off rivers - not sure how that affects fish yet - but I can't build an incline.
Not that it would solve all your boredom, grinding is the name of the game, but I believe that's what it takes to get to 3 stars - 10 villagers plus you living on the island, campsite, a bridge or incline for 98,000 bells. Which then at least lets you terraform, which is fun if there's something you want to do. If you dont' want to terraform you're still going to be bored. Oh Mabel's store may have helped. Once I walked into Mabel's store I realized what "Happy Home Designer" was all about. I only go in there once a day to see what's changed.
If you haven't played it already I'll recommend Xenoblade next month, perhaps the best JRPG I've ever played, and I'm a huge FF7 fanboi since '98. It's 150 hours, will keep you busy for awhile, though the first 15 hours is so slow, I quit playing once for an entire year, only started again when XCX was announced.
@Kalmaro "trying to get my island to 3 stars"
If you want any spoilers you can read my post above, 3rd paragraph.
@ShadJV "enjoy reshaping your island as you see fit!"
I'm still in the learning phase. How high/low can we go, how narrow/wide, curves are hit or miss, close to plants and other stuff. I always like learning the limitations. I still feel like there must be something we can do w/ that top layer we can build but can't climb on or put stuff on. Has to be there for a reason besides keeping out the white walkers. There are going to be so many northern facing walls in this game when the winter snows come. 😂
@rjejr Thanks, lol.
I finally got fed up and just dumped flowers and planted trees everywhere last night. Now he's coming Sunday, haha.
@rjejr you can build two stories up but it can’t be one straight wall, you have to have a ledge between the stories. You can climb onto any layer you build, there’s no “top layer” that you can’t climb or put stuff on, you can go into any grassy surface you build. Anything can be as narrow as one “block. To turn a corner into a curve, “dig” at it once with the tool (do it again to remove the curve entirely). You can go as close to flowers as you want but need to leave one space around trees. There’s a pretty thorough guide in game so make sure to read all of that.
@Kidfunkadelic83 you need 8 villagers to reach two stars. It doesn’t matter how much stuff you have, you can’t reach 8 stars until you have 8 villagers. Talk to Isabelle to see what else you might need, she always tells you.
@rjejr Also I noticed you talked about the flower petals for “spring”, that’s actually an event that’s only April 1st through April 10th, the flower petals and their recipes will be gone after today. The event was mostly overshadowed by Bunny Day.
@ShadJV "You can climb onto any layer you build, there’s no “top layer” that you can’t climb or put stuff on,"
You should come over and tell my game that, b/c I built a big area on my top level and when I leaned the ladder next to it the game said "It dangerous to climb any higher". My wife was sitting next to me watching so she's my witness. I tired several times.
Also this bit of saltiness.
And this. I'm annoying, but I try to be thorough.
Man no flower petals after today, what non-gamer came up with that overlap? I was going to make the flowers in a vase today but I got tired and called it a night, kinda lame if it's gone tomorrow.
Oh well, this game at nearly as zen as it's cracked up to be. 🤣
@rjejr oh wow, I didn’t even know you could create the additional level, the help files in game imply the limit was two stories up. I wonder if that’s completely unintentional?
Yeah, the cherry blossom event is only a ten day thing, it’s always been that way. Bunny Day is new to the series and unfortunately they wanted it to end on Easter so it sorta screwed over the blossom event. They used to give you a calendar for this stuff so you knew when the events were but now it’s just all online.
Losing your interest in the game already?
@ShadJV Good news, my petal clock was still on the wall, my 13 petals in storage and my DYI recipe was still there, so I made branches in a vase this morning. Bigger than I imagined but it looks nice. 🌷
I miss all the pink trees and petals blowing around like snowflakes. 😢 That should be a month, especially with the overlap with Bunny Day. After tomorrow then what?
Fishing tournament, like all things Nintendo Logic, is fun and stupid. 3 minutes? This isn't a SSB fight. 😝 And no game, none, should have you trade in your points blindly. I need motivation. The anchor and door ornaments are nice, but I already have 2 wands. 3 minutes is too much running, so I dug a kill box and just keep throwing bait into it. Caught eggs without the bait. smh I do like the guy buying fishing, saves me running to the rats, who were offering 45 bells per turnip this morning, so I'll be selling after lunch, surely it can't get less than that.
I've been losing interest in this game for like 10 years since it released on Wii. 😂 It's really not my thing, I just needed it to get off my Gems of War addiction, 495 hours, haven't touched it since AC, I really should tell my guild. But there is some fun to be had. 😎
Not much of a reason to get 12millions + bells TBH. You will just speed up being done with the game and play less everyday until you no more play. Just don't go too big on turnips and you will be fine.
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