4 free investment apps to track your stock portfolio performance

Weight loss is a numbers game. Unless you can somehow violate the laws of thermodynamics, you need to expend more calories than you consume if you want to lose weight. And the only way to do that is to keep track of your calories and measure your weight to know whether you’ve made any progress.

It is the same when it comes to investing — how would you know how well your stock portfolio is doing unless you track your investments? You’d be surprised but many investors don’t know when their stock positions were opened/closed, how much money they’ve made (or lost) over the years, or what their portfolio’s total return is.

So below I have listed four apps that come with watchlist/portfolio features you can use to track your stock portfolio performance. They all receive real-time stock information, prices, and news updates, and they cover the Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, U.S. markets and more. Best of all… they’re available on both the iOS and Android platforms for free.

Here are four free investment apps you can use to track your stock portfolio performance:

1. Bloomberg

The Bloomberg app probably has the most comprehensive access to global business, stock market, and finance news. You can customize the app to monitor your personal portfolio and receive continuous alerts on global stock positions, and summarized financial, economic, and corporate information.

Bloomberg is also known for its news content and video, and the app gives you access to Bloomberg Television Live without the need of any cable or satellite subscription (free up to 30 minutes per day). Whether you need to monitor your stock portfolio or just want to discover breaking financial news, Bloomberg provides the updates and analysis you require whenever and wherever you need it.

Available on the App Store and Google Play.

2. Yahoo Finance

Yahoo Finance is pretty similar to Bloomberg. You can add your stocks to your portfolio with real-time prices to track your performance and get personalized news and alerts to stay on top of the market.

One great feature about this app is the interactive full screen charts which you can use to compare the performance of different stocks. You also get to see a company’s financial highlights, ratios, analyst targets, and valuation metrics all at one glance. If you’re looking for an app that has all the charts and key financial data about a company, then Yahoo Finance is the app for you.

Available on the App Store and Google Play.

3. Investing.com

The Investing.com app offers a set of financial tools covering a wide variety of global and local financial instruments. You can get live quotes, news, analysis, and charts for over 100,000 financial instruments, traded on over 70 global exchanges, which you can track on your personalized portfolio.

One standout feature of the app is the real-time economic calendar that investors can use to follow global economic events that could impact the markets as they happen. If you’re an investor that follows macroeconomic events closely, then Investing.com is great for you.

Available on the App Store and Google Play.

4. InvestingNote

 

Like the apps we’ve featured above, InvestingNote also allows you to create a personalised watchlist and portfolio to keep track of your performance. However, this app is unique as it is primarily a social network that allows professional and retail investors to share their investment ideas, tips, and analysis with one another within the InvestingNote community. Investors can gain ‘reputation’ and improve their rankings based on the quality of their contributions and their stock picks.

The app currently covers the Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, and U.S. markets. If you’re looking for a place to discuss stocks and more, InvestingNote is the place to go.

Available on the App Store and Google Play.

Kenny Quek is an equity investor and analyst at The Fifth Person. After reading the book The Warren Buffett Way in his teenage years, he became hooked on the idea of building wealth inactively, buying great businesses at the right price, and letting the power of compound interest work its magic. With that philosophy in mind, he established and managed a fund for a few years in the U.S. before coming back to Singapore. Kenny graduated from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA with a major in finance.

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