10 iPad Apps for the Investor
The Apple iPad, one of the newest and hottest gadgets on the market, has gained the attention of many tech savvy enthusiasts; from the most timid novice to the seasoned investor. If you are looking for top rated apps that can help you keep track of daily investments and personal finances on-the-go, see this list of ten iPad apps for investors.
1. Bloomberg for iPad – Free
The Bloomberg app for iPad, developed by Bloomberg LP, is a free app which allows individuals to obtain world market news and a whole host of financial related information, including: stock quotes and company profiles. This app also allows investors to track market trends and see the stock winners and losers of the day.
2. E*Trade Mobile Pro – Free
The E*Trade Mobile Pro app, developed by E*Trade Securities, is a free app which allows the iPad enthusiast to review account, portfolio and trade information; obtain real-time stock quotes; access account watch lists; and trade stocks, place limit and advanced orders any time. You also have the ability to access up-to-the-minute financial market news.
3. Fidelity Investments for iPad – Free
The Fidelity Investments app for iPad, developed by Fidelity Investments, offers real-time stock quotes and up-to-the-minute market and industry news for Fidelity customers with an active Fidelity account. This well known investment app also allows individuals to monitor their personal investments, trade stock, mutual funds, options and Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT). Plan participants can even monitor and track retirement savings accounts managed by Fidelity Investments.
4. FOX Business for iPad – Free
The FOX Business app for iPad, developed by FOX News Digital, has many of the features offered by other investment and financial iPad app’s; however, this app is unique in that it allows investors to stay well connected by offering live video feed from FOXBusiness.com, weekdays from 12:00 – 1:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time. If you are an investor on-the-go, you have access to a host of video clips offered on demand by the FOX Business Network.
5. iCurrency Pad – $0.99
The iCurrency Pad app, developed by Sollico Software, offers individuals the ability to track the exchange rates of over 150 currencies across the entire world. This versatile app has a user-friendly interface which makes it easy to navigate detailed charts and create historical exchange rate comparisons. Other features include the ability to save your favourite currencies and a calculator that can be used for basic math calculations.
6. iTrade – Free
The iTrade Stock Market Simulator app, developed by, Neon Surge, is a unique stock simulator app based on NerdTrade.com. This app allows would-be investors to trade stocks without risking real money. Manage your own virtual stock portfolio of up to $100K or start a competition against friends and family to see who has what it takes to trade on Wall Street. iTrade also offers a forum area where individuals can interact and share information. Get real-time trading information, including: real-time charts, stock quotes, and world news.
7. Mint.com – Free
The Mint.com Personal Finance app, developed by Mint.com, has received numerous accolades and was voted by TIME Magazine and LAPTOP Magazine as one of the 50 best and most useful apps. This app provides an easy way for individuals to track finances and manage money on-the-go; see all of your banking information in one place: checking and savings, credit card and retirement accounts, including: 401K, IRAs and brokerage accounts can be easily viewed in one place. Mint.com even offers a 4-digit passcode protection feature which keeps your sensitive personal finance data safe.
8. Reuters News Pro for iPad – Free
The Reuters News Pro for iPad app, developed by, Thompson Reuters, is an informative app designed to keep individuals in-the-know. This app provides access to extensive video coverage of world-wide news events and business stories across the globe. View sports news, game highlights and score updates or tune in to the Reuters popular “Oddly Enough” bizarre story features of the day. The Reuters News Pro app even allows you to create customised watch lists for your favourite stocks and view detailed company profiles.
9. StockWatch iPad Edition – $5.99
The StockWatch app for iPad, developed by Toughturtle, was voted by MacLife Magazine and iCreate Magazine as one of the top 100 apps for iPad and is available on iTunes for $5.99. This app is a favourite for many; as it allows investors to track an unlimited number of stock symbols: including bonds, mutual funds and futures. This app offers a wide range of customisable options and provides up-to-date portfolio and market information.
10. Suze Orman’s Money Tools – Free
The Suze Orman’s Money Tool, developed by, Expanded Apps, is an all-in-one app designed by the expert financial guru Suze Orman. This app offers several tools which allow individuals to monitor their financial situation; The Buy Now vs. Save Now calculator, the Compound Interest forecaster; the Debt Eliminator tool, and the Expense Tracker are just a few of the features of this user-friendly app.