Investing in the stock market is a big part of the financial planning puzzle for almost everyone. It’s a great way to prepare for retirement or even just make some additional income. And technology has made it much easier for anyone to get started investing online.
While taking a dive into the market might seem like a big step, especially for beginner investors, technology has made keeping up with specific stocks and the market in general much easier. Along with a number of financial sites, you can easily track the market on your smartphone or tablet with some great apps.
Here are some great apps, available on both iOS and Android devices, that can help you track the ups and downs of the market every day.
1. Ticker Stock Portfolio Manager
A comprehensive way to keep track of the market, Ticker Stock Portfolio offers a number of great features. Anyone with multiple portfolios can view their overall positions and profit/loss information at a glance. Just enter the trades, dividends, and splits. The app will then take care of all the other calculations. You’ll also be able to view the full portfolio metrics for the last three years.
With push notifications, the app will provide an alert for a number of different customizable triggers including price, volume, percent changes, rise or fall, and others. Users can also create multiple watch lists with different stocks.
Apple Watch users can also take advantage of the app on their wearable device. On the Watch, you can quickly access information about markets, watch lists, portfolios, and even specific stocks.
To track specific stocks, just add them to a watch list to receive quotes and personalized news about the companies. Turn your smartphone into landscape mode to view full-screen charts. These provide more information about stocks and even allow you to compare different options.
Past tracking the market, the app can even provide information on currencies, bonds, commodities, equities, and world markets. Users can also follow more than 100 different cryptocurrencies, including the most well-known: Bitcoin.
As a nice touch, all your personal stock information can sync between multiple devices.
An interesting social app, StockTwits allows you to chat with other investors and traders to help better gauge the market and see where your stocks are going. Along with a general market chat, there’s an investor chat on each specific stock page. A special trending list will show market watchers specific stocks that are in the news, making moves up or down, or popular with top investors and traders.
To help watchers explore the market, you’ll also find automatic and hand-curated stock lists and news highlights to help you possibly discover a new investment idea.
Along with a comprehensive cryptocurrency section, the app provides an up-to-date earnings calendar so you can view stocks with upcoming earnings reports. StockTwits can also connect with brokerage accounts from big names like Robinhood, E-Trade, and Fidelity to trade directly from the app.
The mobile app of the popular site, Investing.com is a perfect way to track stocks worldwide. This app offers live quotes and charts for more than 100,000 different stocks on over 70 different global exchanges. You can also view information about bonds, commodities, foreign exchanges, interest rates, futures, options, and more.
One of the best features of the app is its comprehensive economic calendar that provides an update on global economic events. You can then see how those will impact the markets and specific stocks.
You can also create and customize a specific portfolio to keep watch of stocks and much more, such as bonds.
For each of the different stocks trackable through the app, market watchers can receive customizable alerts for a specific price, percentage changes, or volume. You can also set up alerts for an economic event or a news analysis article.
Download: Investing.com for iOS | Android (Free, premium version available)
5. Real-Time Stocks Tracker
As you could probably guess by the name, Real-time Stocks Tracker does a great job providing live streaming stock information. Along with the ability to create and track multiple watch lists and stock portfolios, the app supports all major brokers in the United States for trading. So while tracking stocks, you can simply swipe on the name to buy or sell the selection.
On the page for each stock, the app offers a nice amount of information including technical indicators and comments.
Another great feature is the stock scanner. You can input a number of customizable variables including price, market cap, EPS, and many others to find the exact stock that piques your interest.
The app supports a number of customizable alerts as well. Users can even set the price of a specific stock to appear as the app’s badge.