Time ago, We wrote about some of the most important websites that traders and investors should use. The analysis featured a number of the most common websites such as Seeking Alpha and Bloomberg.
In this piece we will highlight the best Day Trading mobile apps, many of them affiliated with the previous article, that any trader should have or at least try one time. Some of them could really help you during your trading activities.
Also, the article is biased towards free articles.
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What to look in a day trading app
There are several things you need to watch out for when looking at a day trading app. First, look at the accuracy of the data. You need one that has the most accurate and precise data.
Second, look at its ease of use. You don’t need an app that is extremely complicated. Finally, consider why you need the app in the first place.
The best mobile apps for day trading
#1 - Bloomberg
Bloomberg has invested in Android, IOS, and Windows mobile apps (and recently in Google Home). These applications offer the user the opportunity to get breaking news, listen to the Bloomberg Radio, watch the Bloomberg TV, get commentary, and also do technical analysis.
Many of our traders use the Bloomberg app for android phone as well as the iPad version. The benefit of being looped to the Bloomberg ecosystem is that they have a moat in the financial world!
The company has more than 19,000 employees. On a daily basis, more than 5000 stories are posted in the Bloomberg ecosystem which includes: The Bloomberg Terminal, apps, website, and other publications.
#2 - Stock Master
Stock Master is an IOS application that is not available in the android versions. The application has more tools than any other application we have come across.
Some of the features the application has are: backtesting (which allows a trader to backtest his strategies), a comprehensive discussion feed, portfolio reports, and a professional stock screener.
The website also has all the tradable ‘assets’ in place.
#3 - Seeking Alpha
In our previous article, we mentioned that Seeking Alpha was an important website for traders and investors. Still, we recommend that any person involved in the financial market to try their mobile apps (The company has developed IOS and Android applications).
While the website is more geared towards the long term investors, we believe that any person interested in finance will have a better opportunity to learn more about investments.
#4 - Metatrader
Metatrader is a platform used by many Forex brokers. The developers license the application to the brokers who then provide it to the traders.
The Metatrader (MT4 and MT5) platforms has thousands of currencies, equities, indices, and commodities. Its terminal contains a number of things such as the key technical indicators, a breaking news panel, and a place to create accounts.
If you are just starting out as a trader, we recommend that you use the MT4 demo account to practice.
#5 - Stocktwits
We all appreciate that Twitter is an incredible platform. However, Twitter is a very broad platform. It is against this backdrop that the developers of Stocktwits decided to create a vertical platform for traders and investors.
The result has been a tool that allows traders from all walks of life share opinions about companies and other assets. The company has Android and IOS applications which you can easily download and start using.
Moreover, you can follow only companies and assets that are relevant to you.
#6 - Yahoo! Finance
An article that appeared in Bloomberg BusinessWeek mentioned that Yahoo’s core assets are worth only $-8 billion (that’s negative 8 billion dollars). That’s a terrible valuation for a company that once used to be the most valuable in Silicon Valley.
Yahoo Finance is a portal that many investors and traders use. It contains all the relevant news and data from the financial world. In addition, it gives people an opportunity to download historical data and export them to Excel for analysis.
The only disadvantage we find with Yahoo Finance app is that it is not available in many countries. For android users, you can download an APK version and install it directly.
#7 - NetDania
NetDania is an android and IOS mobile application that contains a number of tools that can help traders make better decisions. Some of Us use netdania mostly because of its comprehensive economic and earnings calendar.
Also, We like the interface of the application which offers an intuitive panel to receive news. One can also create a watchlist and receive customized news.
#8 - Investing.com
We like investing.com (both the website and the mobile app). The mobile app contains most of the features which are still available in the web platform. The only thing you may not like about the company is that it does not have an iPad version.
For analysis, We prefer using our iPad because of the real estate available to combine various items.
#9 - Stocks Live
Stocks Live is only available for the iPhone and iPad. This app has a ton of features for tracking investments and trades and the market with real-time quotes.
Some of the best features offered:
- search and track your watchlist (stocks, ETFs, indexes)
- multiple currency support
- view Chart with several customization options
- news feed
- Heat map of the market
#10 - Real-Time Stock Tracker + Alert
Real-Time Stock Tracker +Alert offers free real-time streaming quotes, pre-market/after-hour quotes, portfolio tracking (more than one), and real-time market alerts. You can also receive detailed stock information included price and volume data ,push notification based alert, economic news, event/earnings calendar and market signal scan.
There are many technical indicators available, options, and advanced charting (daily or intraday, 1min, 5 min, 15min )with support for U.S., Canadian, European, and Asia Pacific stock exchanges.
#11 - Stock Ratings
Stock Ratings is a free app for Apple device (iPhone and iPad) that helps you choose stocks for your portfolio and can help you decide when to sell, buy, and hold stocks (you can also read this post about enter/exit position).
Get a daily summary of analyst upgrades, downgrades, and new coverage every day for stocks listed on the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange), NASDAQ, TSE (Toronto Stock Exchange) and LSE (London Stock Exchange).
Every day you will also receive a summary of earnings announcements and dividend announcements for publicly traded U.S. companies, and you can view historical ratings for any stock.
#12 - MSN Money
MSN Money is one of the better-designed finance apps made from Microsoft Corporations for Android smartphones and tablets (an IOS version exist too, but we don't have try it yet).
The app features a clean interface that makes it easy to switch between the news and stocks sections and customizing the stock watch list only takes a few taps to complete.
While MSN Money can be used for keeping track of your investments (or commodity prices and currency exchange rates), its main focus is its news section which curates quality money and stock market stories from reliable news sources such as Reuters, Fox Business, WSJ, CNBC, Forbes, Bloomberg, Investopedia and MarketWatch.
The app offers some interesting tools such as mortgage calculator, currency converter, tip calculator, wealth estimator and retirement planner.
#13 - JStock
JStock combine functions form stock market news app and a personal portfolio tracker. The app organize a variety of stock market and business news throughout the day in order to help you decide your best strategy, and also lists new content associated with specific companies and their stock sales.
There are tons of features in app, some of them available only for U.S. Stock (like analysis company income) to renders your portfolio easy-to-understand graphs and charts based on their full value, price fluctuations, and dividend performance.
#14 - Marketwatch
With Investing, a must have on your smartphone (and in your browser page too). The MarketWatch app, both for IOS and Android, delivers the latest business news, financial infomation and market data. All available to your fingertips!
Some of the features include:
- Business News & Analysis
- Market Data from stocks, commodities, rates and currencies updated in real time.
- Article Sharing and Saving Capabilities
Robinhood has grown from a small fintech company to a publicly-traded juggernaut that is disrupting the financial industry. It became popular by offering a sleek mobile application that lets people trade for free.
Also, it has been loved for doing what is now known as gamification of trading. As a result of its success, the company has forced existing players in the industry like Schwab and TD Ameritrade to start offering their services for free.
In addition to trading, it also has useful features like news and in-depth analysis products.
Cryptocurrencies have become a popular asset class worth over $2 trillion. The industry has over 18,000 coins from around the world. Therefore, traders need a platform where they can easily track these coins.
CoinMarketCap, a company owned by Binance is one of the market leaders in the industry. It has tools that lets see them the overall prices of digital coins and the latest news.
WeBull is another Chinese company that offers the same services like Robinhood. To a large extent, it has better tools and features than Robinhood.
For instance, it has more stocks and other assets than Robinhood. For example, people are able to trade and invest in Chinese stocks in its platform.
Day Trading Mobile Apps - Useful Links
- Read about the rising of mobile trading on Marketwatch
- Read 4 Tips on mobile day trading on Thestreet