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10 best stock market apps for Android
The stock market is a big place and it produces a lot of information every day. There are entire industries for tracking and analyzing stock market results. Believe it or not, there are actually quite a few mobile apps for this kind of stuff. Some of it lets you manage your portfolio. Others provide news and analysis on market trends and stuff like that. Some do a combination of the two. Even cryptocurrency is making its way into the stock market world, although its kind of its own thing. In any case, we have a bunch of apps that should help out quite a bit. Here are the best stock market apps for Android!
The best stock market apps for Android
Price: Free / $3.99 per month
JStock is a stock market app with a ton of information. This one supports 28 world stock markets, 10 years of chart history, and even more features for the U.S. stock market. In addition, you can manage your portfolio and dividends. It even comes with a widget. This may be a little much for weekend traders or beginners.
However, we couldn’t find a lot of other stock market apps with as much information as this one. The UI is a little old, but it’s perfectly functional. The free version has all of the features along with ads. You can remove the ads for $3.99 per month if you want to.
Price: Free / $6.99 per month
Inoreader isn’t really a stocks app, but it can be if you set it up right. It’s an RSS reader that lets you create a feed from a news source you want or trust. This is an excellent way to follow all of the big finance and stock blogs. A lot of the opinion stuff is hogwash, but it can still affect what happens in the stock market so you should know when it happens.
Many apps, like Yahoo Finance, Investing.com, etc have a feed, but those apps don’t usually catch every single thing published on any given website. Inoreader usually does, so it’s a bit more complete of a news feed than most.
Price: Free / $1.99 per month / $19.99 per year
Investing.com is a large source of stock market information, news, and prices. It boasts over 100,000 institutions across 70 global markets. That makes it among the largest stock market apps of its kind. The news is either from Investing itself or from Reuters. Additionally, you can manage your portfolio, check out cryptocurrency prices, and do some other stuff. The UI is a little simple for how much information it has. It’s otherwise a solid option.
The free version comes with ads. You also have to create an account to get some of the features. The premium version removes ads and it’s honestly not that expensive.
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MSN Money is a perfectly serviceable app for stock market aficionados. It’s basically a huge news aggregation service for a variety of other sites. They have articles from Reuters, Bloomberg, CNBC, Forbes, Market Watch, and many other publications. Additionally, it has a host of tools, calculators, and information for traders. It even works with cryptocurrency and commodity prices like oil or gold.
The app is entirely free with no subscriptions. There are some ads, but nothing outside of the ordinary. This one is an easy yes from us, even if the UI is a little rough around the edges.
My Stocks Portfolio
Price: Free / $15.99
My Stocks Portfolio is a simple, but powerful stock trading app. This one lets you create and manage portfolios, view stock market prices, and get real-time stock quotes. It also has a news section with articles from sites like Yahoo Finance and other large finance publications as well as home screen widget support.
There isn’t much wrong with this one, honestly. It works and does the stuff the app description says it does. This one is a bit expensive at $15.99 for the premium version. However, that is a one time payment and it’ll save you money over subscription options over time.
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StockTwits is one of the newer stock market apps, comparatively speaking. This one has a lot of information and the design chops to match. On top of its very competent Material Design, the app includes an earnings statement calendar, a real-time feed of stock prices, direct integration with Robinhood (if you use that service), cryptocurrency information, and even curated lists of potential investment opportunities.
There is also a chat in case you want to talk it up with other investors. This is another one with basically nothing wrong with it. It’s also completely free to use.
Webull and Robinhood
Price: Free / Varies
Webull and Robinhood are two excellent options for stock trading beginners. Robinhood in particular strips a lot of the complexity out of it so you can just trade how you want. Webull is a bit closer to the real stock market experience, but it’s still one of the more user-friendly options. These platforms let you trade stocks, contain news, and have slick app UIs that take do a great job of simplifying things for beginners.
Some dislike the gamification of the stock market, but if you take one look at a traditional stockbroker app, you’ll see why these are preferred by beginners. Webull is linked at the button and Robinhood is linked here.
Price: Free / $24.99 per month / $349.99 per year
Yahoo Finance is a fairly powerful app for stock market stuff. It covers three major use cases. You can view and keep track of various stock prices in your portfolio. The app also has a bunch of business and finance news to read. The app also lets you track currencies, commodities, and all kinds of other information. Finally, you can log in with your brokerage account to keep track of everything all in one place.
This is a popular option for folks with traditional brokerages where the official apps are cluttered and clunky. Yahoo Finance is clean, has tons of info, and is faster to check than your Fidelity app. There is an optional subscription with more features, but the free version works fine for the vast majority of people.
There are a variety of blogs and news sites that cover the ins and outs of the financial world. You’re aware of many of these sites. They include Bloomberg, MarketWatch (linked), CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, and many others. Most of those sites have their own, individual apps. They all have varying features, but most of them focus on covering things happening in the finance, stock, and business world. You can go with the site or sites that you trust the most.
However, in general, we recommend something like MSN Money or Feedly because they aggregate most of these sites into a single feed. Still, those who like a specific site more than the rest may want to try its specific app.
See also: The best news apps for Android
Traditional brokerage apps
Price: Free / Varies
Traditional brokerages are starting to get pretty good in the mobile app space. Fidelity, Ameritrade, E*Trade, and even long-term investment style brokerages like Vanguard and M1 Finance all exist in the Play Store. These heavy hitters generally have fewer hiccups than the beginner brokerages (Robinhood and Webull) and also add a ton more features like support for an IRA account. This is also the stock market at its most pure, so there is quite a large learning curve for using these.
The one complaint we have is how clunky a lot of these apps can be. While Webull and Robinhood have mastered the mobile UI, traditional brokerage apps have a very long way to go in that arena. Still, they are functional and you can still do things like trade and do research.
We just wish they were a little more user-friendly. You can find Fidelity linked at the button and the rest are available in the Play Store. People often start with Robinhood or Webull and eventually transfer to one of these larger, more stable brokerages after they’ve learned the ins and outs of trading.
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