Whether you’re or an experienced stock broker or someone who’s been watching Wolf of Wall Street on Netflix a lot lately, being able to trade stocks on-the-go can be an important part of your life.
Depending on the people who handle your money or what you’re looking to do on the stock market, there are plenty of options to buy, sell, trade and monitor all the bulls and bears out there.
With the help of investment from world-renowned entrepreneur and technologist Marc Andreessen, two 20-somethings from California created this app to inspire other young men and women to take control of their financial future.
The app offers no-fee trading, and is being discussed as a disruption to the way stocks have been traded for years. No brokers + no overhead = no fees. Pretty simple.
All you do is link your bank account to the app, and away you go. The only hiccup is that you’ll need to wait for a test transfer to verify your account, but it’s probably worth the wait to avoid fraud.
Joining Andreessen as investors in the app are actor/musician Jared Leto and Snoop Dogg. And I think we all trust Snoop Dogg’s judgement when it comes to where he spends his money.
2. TD Ameritrade Mobile
For people who manage their wealth through TD Ameritrade, this app has many positive reviews on the web and in the App Store.
The app also boasts cool news features and streaming video from Thomson Reuters and provides all the charts and graphs your heart could desire when managing your wealth (or lack thereof).
3. E*Trade Mobile for iPhone
E*Trade is one of the largest wealth management companies in the United States, and their focus on technology has been at the forefront of its growth since it went public in 1996.
The app offers all the options you could ask for: Trading, mobile deposits, live-streaming news, transferring cash from bank accounts, etc.
And maybe one of the cooler functions of the app is that users can scan a product’s barcode and identify a company’s trading symbol for quick research.
For experienced traders who are strictly looking for news and social interaction in an app, Scutify brands itself as a social network for you.
The app has a Twitter-ish interface that’s full of up-to-the-minute news and updates about the market and its big players, and it features some well-known thought-leaders in the financial industry.
5. Real-Time Stock & Forex Tracker…
It has a long, hideous, cumbersome name on the App Store, but that hasn’t deterred people from downloading it.
This is the second-highest grossing app in the Finance category, and that’s probably because of its extensive database qualities.
The developers clearly put an emphasis on users being able to monitor multiple stocks (ad groups of stocks) at once through push notifications and alerts.
Real-Time Stock & Forex Tracker also stresses the use of the term “real-time,” as users are given immediate updates when there are changes to stocks on their watchlists.