In order to be a successful trader, whether investing in currencies, stocks and shares, commodities or anything else, you need to stay one step ahead of the markets. One of the best ways to do so is through your mobile, receiving instant alerts and remaining connected to the financial news as fresh events happen and opportunities arise. There are thousands of finance apps available on Android devices, so choosing the best, most reliable ones can be a lengthy process. Here are some of the best mobile apps for your perusal.
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Pretty much every broker now offers a trading app as well. For those starting or who are already into forex trading these can offer the best way to stay up to date with price movements and breaking news. Many can be set to buzz, vibrate or send a notification through the app to your phone when there is a significant drop or rise in value in a certain currency.
For example, if you are trading EUR/GBP then you may be able to set it so only notifications are sent should one of these currencies move. Plus, you can then immediately make a trade based on this new information through the same app.
Bloomberg is already one of the most reliable and trusted sources of financial and business news, so it’s no surprise its app is highly recommended. It allows users to receive the most up to date financial news directly to their phone, with the option to filter market data based on certain regions or sectors.
There is top level analysis and predictions courtesy of the articles you will have access to, which are written by Bloomberg’s expert business and financial journalists, along with audio and video content providing market insight.
Optimised for Android phone or tablet, the Financial Times app is packed full of multimedia offerings, with videos, slideshows and quality images bringing the stories to life. For staying on top of financial news and discovering emerging opportunities, you can personalise the app on the My FT page.
This can be designed to include your portfolio summary alongside articles and recommended reading based on your trading interests, helping wade through the thousands of pieces of information about the financial markets the app otherwise contains.
For tracking numerous stocks, commodities, currencies and more, the Yahoo! Finance app is one of the best options. You can sync portfolios across Android phone and tablet devices and the app provides real time quotes so you can make the most of an investment opportunity should the price of something you’re tracking fall. Push notifications mean you remain in the loop for any breaking news and if you register you can create watchlists and edit holdings through the app in reaction to the latest market developments.
Originally an informational website, TheStreet app has developed to be one of the finest apps for receiving up-to-date market news. Not only that, but its combination of expert opinion, commentary and technical analysis and its own proprietary stock rating model make it easy to remain informed about market movements and predictions. Specific news related to your stocks can delivered with the right notifications turned on.
These mobile apps are all available for Android devices for free (at the time of writing), each one providing an excellent way to keep up to date with all financial market developments so you can make informed decisions.