10 iPhone Apps every Stock Junkie Should Own.
1.Bloomberg App (Free) – Bloomberg calls itself “The leader in financial news”. I personally love this app because I find Bloomberg as one of the most trust worthy market news and data out there. Bloomberg’s iPhone app lets you read the most recent news moving the markets, I also love it because you get a quick snapshot on how the world markets are doing. Bloomberg’s app news load way faster than any other financial app, we all know how frustrating it is to wait for news to load in our phone especially when we have a tight schedule.
2.Bloomberg Radio (Free) – This is my “get to work app”, usually I run this app when I’m on my way to work, I usually pair it with the bluetooth integrated in my car, but some friends have bought a FM transmitter to do the same trick, any way that works for you is fine. Bloomberg radio hosts some of the best shows on air a Stock Junkie could ask for, with opinions from top financial analysts and CEO’s around the world. This is the best way to keep you informed of what is happening out there in the financial world when having some time to spare or driving to work as I usually do.
3.Stock Guru (Paid) – On my search for apps that would give me some stock ideas and perform analysis I stumbled upon this great app. Stock Guru gives you UNBIASED analysis of stocks for risk, valuation, financial strength and momentum. I found the “Guru” tab to be innovative. The “Guru” tab gives you a ranking of the stock according to history’s top financial Gurus such as Warren Buffet, William O’Neil, Bill Miller amongst others. Each “Guru” has their own method of Evaluation and tests a stock needs to pass, stock guru’s app lets you know if the stock passed each financial analysis test. I found it to be a great tool every Stock Junkie should own.
4.CNBC RT (Free) – CNBC is one of the leading sources of news and financial data out there, that’s why I think the app is a “Should Own”. I personally use CNBC for breaking news alerts on my iPhone they come pretty handy and efficient. One of the main features making me love the app is that it provides high supply of quality videos and shows stored on their server you can watch shows like “Mad Money” with Jim Cramer, “Fast Money” amongst others.
5.Seeking Alpha (Free) – Seeking Alpha is one of the most popular financial blogs out there providing financial data and editorial reviews. I love the app because is interactive and you can build your portfolio receiving relevant news according to your stock via phone alerts. The news featured in the app are most of the times personal opinions but they can be great ideas worth doing your homework for.
6.Y! Finance (Free) – Yahoo Finance app can be handy for reading news but my favorite portion of it is to see the day top performers and laggards of the day this is a great tool for picking up Value Stocks!!
7.WSJ (Free – Membership) – This is “The King” of financial news being the most recognized and trusted financial newspaper in the world I believe is worth keeping in your app collection. If you dedicate at least 10 min of reading everyday I believe everyone can become a much wiser and informed person.
8.Motley Fool (Free) – This is another news and trends app but HEY you can NEVER get ENOUGH information! Information is KEY to Success!! I love this app because of “The Fool Podcast” tab in it. They make an awesome podcast giving some insightful views on the market.
9.SA Lite (Free) – Honestly I only use this poor developed app because of the information it gives you; none of the apps mentioned above does. It shows you the Growth rate of the stock and It’s Report Earnings Date which are extremely important to know if you are a “Stock Junkie” like me.
10.Stock Twits (Free) – Last but not least Stock Twits which is a San Diego based start-up with a social-like experience to comment and discuss about the stocks that you are following or investing in. You can see what everybody else is thinking about them and discuss your strategies. I am not a big fan of following what everybody else is saying or doing, I prefer to do my research “noise-free” but I believe is interesting to see what everybody else is saying about a stock, maybe they can point out something you overlooked in your research.
Remember these are tools you can use to become a better investor. Don’t take any stock recommendation found on any app as a financial plan without doing your own research first.