Your iPhone is not just a mobile phone with Internet access; it is also a pocket computer that lets you use a variety of programs, known as apps. To help manage your financial data, including stocks and bonds, select one of many apps for managing your stock portfolio. The apps let you purchase and track stocks and other securities, including mutual funds. Stock portfolio programs also include financial news components for keeping up with your stocks' opening and closing numbers.
PortfolioLive lets you monitor an unlimited number of stocks as well as mutual funds, futures and other financial instruments. The commercial program also lets you research individual stocks; enter dividends and splits; keep up with your stocks' opening and closing numbers; and buy/sell stocks--all from your iPhone's touchscreen. PortfolioLive's "Snapshot" feature lets you create a custom view of each of your individual stock's quotes, charts and news. To purchase the program, click on the "PortfolioLive" link in the Resources section.
A commercial stock portfolio program that retrieves quotes from Euronext, Yahoo and Google, StockTrac calculates your stock portfolio's performance and charts it against major market indexes. The app includes a user-friendly interface and lets you graph your stocks' historic values. StockTrac also lets you import Microsoft Excel, comma-separated values (CSV) and Open Financial Exchange (OFX) files during your iPhone's syncing process for adding financial data from your desktop or laptop computer. To purchase the program, click on the "StockTrac" link in the Resources section.
ETrade Mobile not only lets you purchase stocks and other securities, it also tracks stock prices and the performance of stocks you already own. The program includes a user-friendly interface and up-to-the-minute stock prices. The app is free to download and install. Once the app is on your iPhone, simply create a securities account with ETrade Mobile to start purchasing and managing your stocks and other securities. To download the app, click on the "E*Trade Mobile" link in the Resources section.
A free stock portfolio app that includes real-time market headlines as well as stock values, Bloomberg Mobile lets you access an array of financial information about your stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other securities. The program is fully customisable and tracks securities you currently own, and retrieves information on stocks and other financial instruments you want to buy. Bloomberg Mobile also lets you access news headlines about business and general topics. To download the app, click on the "Bloomberg Mobile" link in the Resources section.
DailyFinance is a free stock portfolio app that includes an array of charts and indexes that allow you to check your stock and other securities information quickly without having to read text-based charts. The program includes real-time stock information and financial news; the ability to monitor multiple portfolios; and the ability to create watchlists for securities you want to buy. DailyFinance even lets you keep up with global markets and track stocks from around the world. To download the program, click on the "DailyFinance" link in the Resources section.
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