Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Android Apps for Investments and Stock Traders

This is a guest article by Ruben Corbo, a writer for the website Cell Phone Expert where you can find in depth cell phone reviews.

Trading stocks is something that requires you to be knowledgeable about the markets, and if you're on the go then finding stock information hasn't always been easy. You've probably seen cell phone reviews hyping the ability of Android phones to run different apps, and stock apps are definitely plentiful on Android. Here are five great Android apps for investors and traders.


Stocks by Dato

With over 500,000 downloads and a solid 4-star rating, Stocks is one of the most popular apps on the Android Market for investors. Features of the app include support for multiple profiles, up-to-date stock prices, and news about companies and their stocks. The app also comes with a widget, making tracking your portfolio as simple as unlocking your phone and looking at your home screen.

One of the coolest features of the app is the fact that it has the ability to sync with your Google Finance portfolio. If you have an active Google Finance profile, it will automatically load your portfolio and let you view it at a glance as it fluctuates throughout the days and years. Users of Google Finance should definitely look to it as an app solution for their investing needs.

Stock Alert

Like the title implies, one of Stock Alert's most useful features is the ability to send alerts to your phone when a designated stock or currency hits a certain price. The app lets you add stocks from different exchanges and receive news about them, as well. Like the Stocks app by Dato, it also includes a widget. The only knock on Stock Alert is that it has a rather dated design. However, looks aren't the goal here. Its functionality makes it worth a download.

Quote Pro

Quote Pro is another option for managing your portfolios. While it lacks the Google Finance integration of Stocks by Dato, it is still a very competent app. With Quote Pro, you can search for stocks by symbol and view news feeds. Digging deeper, you can review charts and details for individual stocks, making sure that you're informed before you finalize a decision to buy or sell. It's a simple app, loads quickly, and gets the job done. What more could you ask?

TD Ameritrade Mobile (Formerly iStockManager)

As you can guess from the name, TD Ameritrade developed this app and it's the official app for their investors. It's not exclusive to TD Ameritrade investors, though, so feel free to try it even if you don't use their services. The app has a number of features such as real-time quotes, advanced market data, and news on companies.

If you do use TD Ameritrade for your trading, though, this app becomes even more useful. It gives you the ability to trade stocks and options on the go, directly from the app! You'll also be able to check your account and view your balances. With its slick interface, the app is both eye-catching but also practical for navigating.

Stock Noise

Stock Noise is a lightweight app designed to be used for quick research. It doesn't load your portfolio, it doesn't provide live quotes, and it doesn't give you a ton of advanced information. That simplicity is its beauty. Load up Stock Noise, enter a symbol, and get the price for it as well as any recent news about the stock. Stock Noise shows that not every investing app has to try to replace your current trading setup entirely. Instead, Stock Noise works as a complement to the other investing tools you already use, and it does it well.

Mobile applications such as these make stock trading easier no matter what level of mobility you're looking for. Cell phone reviews always tout the ability of Android phones to run useful apps, and these are a great example of the powerful apps on Android. If you're an investor, you're almost certain to find one of these apps useful.


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