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15 Must-Have Apps For Investors

15 Must-Have Apps For Investors

Today, the whole world is going mobile and fast. The role of mobile technology is increasing and has major impact on people’s day-to-day lives. Now, investors trust on their smart phones and tablets more than their laptops. Because of the increasing usage of mobile technology, app developers are working hard to meet the needs of these investors. There are a lot of great investment apps on the market; here are some worth checking out to stay on top.

1. MarketWatch

    Gather important financial news, global market stories, prices in real time and daily analysis of the market, this free app keep you updated with the stock market news, even when you’re on the go.

    Pros:Quick access to new stories with MarketWatch makes it that much easier to remain up to date with all that you need to know – required for any investor.

    Cons:This app requires to swipe up and down to check out the latest market update, which is spontaneous compared to swiping left and right and usual in other apps.

    2. Forbes Intelligent Investing

      If we talk about some trusted names in the financial world, there are few that can compete with Forbes. With video interviews, panel discussions, investment articles, and features relevant to the market, this is one app you can’t neglect.

      Pros:This app gives a good insight about the world of finance from valued professionals. It’s up to date and current news features and enables the user to save favorite videos and features.

      Cons:This app takes a disappointingly long time to open; with screen freezing issues, some sections are empty. The interviews with top experts in the field aren’t lively but just as you become captivated in an interview, the video freezes.

      3. Bloomberg

        When it comes to up-to-the-minute information on stocks, bonds, commodities, and currencies all over the world, few apps do it better than Bloomberg. Besides trackers for this info, which you can customize as you see fit, the app also offers breaking news and headlines from Bloomberg’s global journalism network. The app presents these features in an easy-to-use, highly eye-pleasing package.

        Pros:Bloomberg provides lots of customization options; Stock summary and Graphs that help investors make an informed decision.

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        Cons:Users with wide portfolios probably need more information than what Bloomberg app provides. User can’t hide news sections that are not relevant.

        4. SigFig

          SigFig stands out for going the extra mile to provide such service that could make it your most trusted adviser. SigFig will give all the information about the hidden fees, overcharges, drifting funds, and other problems that you might use to neglect. SigFig also offers suggestions to optimize your gains.

          Pros:This app gives you the best way to look at your stocks and other investments. Shows everything clearly, in the best format, suggests better investments according to their automatic algorithms.

          Cons:Many other investment apps offer complete services for storing and checking investment data and updating your portfolio; SigFig is no exception.

          5. AnalystRT

            If you’re one that uses analyst ratings as part of your research, check out AnalystRT. This app includes analyst ratings for thousands of stocks and allows you to create a watch-list for stocks that you’re considering to buy.

            Pros:With Analyst Rating Tracker, you can track Buy, Sell, Hold stocks ratings given by research analysts from world’s largest banks and research firms in the palm of your hands.

            Cons:There is no website interface for the data; you cannot access the same info from website.

            6. StockTouch

              This app features a unique view of global stocks and ETFs. You can change the way it categories the stocks between percentage gains, market capitalization, volume, and alphabetical.

              Pros: This app has very attractive, responsive graphical interface that provides a quick view of market trends and charts and summary information.

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              Cons:You can’t monitor ETF’s, mutual funds, or stocks not categorized in the top 100 of their sector.

              7.ChartIQ

                Technical traders would love this app. In this app you can view, bar, line, candlestick or wave charts with various indicators. You can even include trend lines, remarks, rays, sections, and zig zags.

                Pros: all the news, posts and opinions from more than 200,000 users of ST can be viewed at the right of the screen.

                Cons: Some functionality just doesn’t respond

                8. E*TRADE

                  This is exactly an all-in-one app, that not only allows you to get real-time price quotations for almost any stock, ETF, mutual fund, or option, but you can also buy and sell them.

                  Pros: voice recognition, barcode scanning, educational videos, research reports and additional chart features are added in this app.

                  Cons: Once orders executed, there is no functionality available to easily close out positions from the menu.

                  9. Motif

                    Motif Investing helps you in making your investment strategies in a safe environment. The app uses themed portfolios to explain the ups and downs of function markets and gives a valuable learning experience.

                    Pros: Motif does offer investors the opportunity to essentially create their own ETFs.

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                    Cons: Motif doesn’t offer the trading tools and research opportunities of some traditional brokerages

                    10. Personal Capital

                      Personal Capital simplifies procedures by giving you a platform to organize all of your investment information in one suitable place. The app’s greatest deal is its simplicity and effectiveness; it will shorten your broad financial status in into a concise summary.

                      Pros: Personal Capital can be used on your computer, smart phone or tablet. This makes it easy to check or track accounts on the go.

                      Cons: There really isn’t much bad about this app. It’s exceptional for a free tool.

                      11. Stock Twits

                        StockTwits is just like Twitter for traders. Along with the Twitter-style feed, there are some traders who also post charts and videos offeringfree technical analysis. If you’re a short-term broker, this is very useful app to watch and top of all, it’s free.

                        Pros: StockTwits is ideally suitable for those who need a social network to keep them updated in to what other investors are thinking and doing.

                        Cons: Twitter feed doesn’t update often enough, the stream doesn’t automatically update.

                        12. CNBC Real-Time

                          The CNBC Real-Time app gives you free access to real-time stock prices – before, during and after market hours, straight from both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ Marketplace.

                          Pros: In this app, additionally you will receive CNBC breaking news alerts, top news stories & analysis, and access to the latest CNBC business video clips, interviews and market updates.

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                          Cons: The ads in this app are problematic and exhausting. The previous version was reasonably good as the ads used to take a very little space. However the current version has the 10 percent of the content space and ads never disappears.

                          13. Daily Stocks

                            The Daily Stocks app can provide you all the technical updates of the market and is aimed to focus on trends in the marketplace built on some technical analytical techniques. This kind of information is mainly the field of fairly serious traders.

                            Pros: Daily Stocks works great in landscape and portrait mode, but landscape mode shows you a little more information and it’s very easy to use.

                            Cons: There is lack of international markets data information; means that non-US investors will find it somewhat inadequate.

                            14. Yahoo Finance

                              Yahoo Finance app is a complete finance place. It delivers breaking news, related market synopses, lending rates, and other financial news. In this app, there are segments for investing, news & estimation, personal finance, and tools for chasing the market and creating an online portfolio.

                              Pros: Yahoo Finance is complete and has information for every investor, regardless of experience or knowledge.

                              Cons: The data loading issues and the overall usage make it not nearly as user friendly.

                              15. Stock Guru

                                Stock Guru is a robust engine that delivers real time study for nearly 7,000 stocks. You can analyze risk, drive, financial power and a exclusive guru rating that sums up all of the data for those who don’t want to dive into the details.

                                Pros: This is the only hedge fund holding tracking app in the market to view hedge funds.

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                                Cons: One downside in this app is that it doesn’t have enough hedge funds in their database.

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                                40 Healthy And Really Delicious Meals You Can Make Under $5

                                40 Healthy And Really Delicious Meals You Can Make Under $5

                                Ever had those moments where you really wanted to eat something delicious and healthy but didn’t have the financials means to do so? Whether you’re a student or parent, this compilation of 40 great, healthy, and inexpensive recipes will make every night special and help you get fit! No more meals where you have to force the food down! It’s time to make that budget your best friend and turn it into great recipes. Enjoy!

                                1. Fish Tacos in Crunchy Shells ($3.56 per serving)

                                Is there a better way to end the day than a Fish Taco dinner filled with protein and nutrients and is easy on the wallet? This recipe calls for a boys’ or girls’ night in front of a good movie or game.

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                                  2. Mini-Meatball Noodle Soup ($3.43 per serving)

                                  We’ve heard of the delicious spaghetti and meatballs recipes, but imagine having that same meatball goodness in a soup? It’s like Christmas in a bowl. Healthy, warm, and only $3.43 per serving.

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                                    3. Spaghetti and (Vegan) Meatballs ($2.13 per serving)

                                    Now it’s time to look at the traditional spaghetti and meatballs recipe, but with a little twist: vegan meatballs. This way, you can enjoy the Italian tradition without adding on the extra calories. I’m sold!

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                                      4. Kabocha Squash and Lentils ($3.12 per serving)

                                      Absolutely delicious way to end the day with a Kabocha Squash and lentils dinner. The beauty of this recipe is that you can actually make many other things from the mixture, from dips to full-on meals. All under $5 per serving.

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                                        5. Baked Coconut Lentils ($0.91 per serving)

                                        Coconuts are always a good idea, but it doesn’t have to be eaten only for dessert or breakfast. With this great recipe, you can now eat a lunch or dinner filled proteins and a coconut twist. Yum!

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                                          6. Easy Marinated Roasted Chicken ($3.40 per serving)

                                          We love chicken and at less than $5 per serving, we are in heaven with this recipe. Add some vegetables and rice on the side and you’ve got yourself a full meal!

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                                            7. Organic Greens and Goat Cheese Gratin ($2.36 per serving)

                                            This is absolutely divine. You get in your healthy greens and your fat macros with this great recipe. Takes only a few minutes to make and it’s easy on the wallet. Bon Appetite!

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                                              8. Beef Pot Roast ($3.22 per serving)

                                              One word: perfect. This meal will warm your insides and fill you up with the high protein content.

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                                                9. Fajita-Style Quesadillas ($0.43 per serving)

                                                If you want to eat Mexican tonight but want to stay in your budget, this Quesadilla recipe is your best friend. It’s tasty and filled with healthy ingredients for less than a dollar per serving.

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                                                  10. Fish Tostadas with Chili Lime Cream ($2.82 per serving)

                                                  Another great lunch idea for the busy days ahead. Prep this in the morning or the night before and you’ve got yourself a healthy and cheap lunch meal!

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                                                    11. Beef and Black Bean Chili ($1.36 per serving)

                                                    Might not look like much, but this amazing chili is actually extremely healthy for you. The protein from the beef and the carbs from the black beans will fill you up in no time, and keep you full for a long period of time. Delicious and warm, just right for the winter!

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                                                      12. Crispy Fish and Peppers ($2.18 per serving)

                                                      Amazing recipe for anyone looking to change up their meals while keeping their macros in check and not going overboard on spending. Satisfies your crunch tooth (see what I did there?) and gives you all the protein you need to stay full and lean.

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                                                        13. Vegetarian Gumbo ($1.50 per serving)

                                                        You have the perfect macro mix here with the carbs, fats, and proteins. At less than $5 per serving, you’ve got yourself a meal that will last for the whole week!

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                                                          14. Mexican White Bean Soup ($0.99 per serving)

                                                          With the cold weather creeping in, it’s not a surprise that soups are coming back in style. This great Mexican White Bean Soup dish will keep you warm for winter without making a hole in your pocket.

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                                                            15. Black Beans with Mango & Cilantro ($0.38 per serving)

                                                            Mangoes make every dish a little bit sweeter, which is why we absolutely love this recipe. A normal rice and bean dish might be a little meh, but add the sugary taste of mangoes and you’ve got yourself a party!

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                                                              16. Bean Burritos ($0.71 per serving)

                                                              If you’re having people over tonight and don’t want to spend too much time or money on food, this dish is a great option! You can even cut up the burritos into pieces and make finger foods while everyone’s watching the game or gossiping.

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                                                                17. Five-Spice Beef Kabobs ($2.43 per serving)

                                                                The spices in this recipes add a delicious twist to the beef kabobs, which is definitely worth trying!

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                                                                  18. Cornmeal Crusted Pork ($1.92 per serving)

                                                                  If you like the fried crunch but want to opt for a healthier alternative, cornmeal is your man. This healthy recipe will satisfy all your fried desires without making you pop open your pant’s button.

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                                                                    19. Chicken, Tomato & Cucumber Dinner Salad ($2.57 per serving)

                                                                    Easy to do, extremely healthy, and super delicious. A must-try!

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                                                                      20. Lentil Soup with Beef and Red Pepper ($1.90 per serving)

                                                                      I can’t believe how cheap this meal is, especially for all the nutrients it contains. You can make a big pot on Sunday night and divide it into small portions to last you a whole week.

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                                                                        21. Smoky Mushroom Stroganoff ($1.90 per serving)

                                                                        Craving pasta but not sure what to top it off with? How about smoky mushrooms with a twist?

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                                                                          22. White Bean Tuna Salad ($1.36 per serving)

                                                                          You can add this White Bean Tuna Salad in your sandwich or just eat it as-is for a quick lunch on a busy day.

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                                                                            23. Sausage Eggwiches ($0.80 per serving)

                                                                            Who says you have to eat fast food to get an eggwich? This delicious recipe will give you an amazingly healthy eggwich for less than a dollar per portion. Can you say Breakfast?

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                                                                              24. Baja-Cali Black Bean Salad ($1.17 per serving)

                                                                              Great snack to add to a movie-night with friends. You don’t have to use chemically-processed salsas anymore, you can now use this homemade salad for your chip dips.

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                                                                                25. Gnocchi, Sweet Corn & Arugula in Cream Sauce ($2.24 per serving)

                                                                                Italians always knew how to make carbs look good! This delicious Gnocchi recipe will give your lunch a whole new meaning. Easy to make and only $2.24 per serving.

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                                                                                  26. Vegetable Lasagna ($1.73 per serving)

                                                                                  If you were looking for a healthy lasagna, you’ve just found it. At under $5 per serving, you can fill yourself up right away without putting on the extra calories.

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                                                                                    27. Fajita-Ranch Chicken Wraps ($2.05 per serving)

                                                                                    Don’t know what to make for lunch this week? How about delicious chicken wraps with a healthy ranch? This recipe will make all your lunches, even the quick ones, healthy and colorful.

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                                                                                      28. Quinoa with Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts ($1.24 per serving)

                                                                                      A dish that has quinoa and brussel sprouts can’t be unhealthy, it just can’t, which is why this dish is one to keep in the books. Easy to make, healthy, and will keep you full for a long period of time.

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                                                                                        29. Butternut Squash Chili ($1.04 per serving)

                                                                                        You don’t need meat to make chili now that you have this recipe! It’s 100% healthy, filling, and smells absolutely delicious.

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                                                                                          30. Fast Shrimp Bisque ($2.03 per serving)

                                                                                          Seafood doesn’t have to be expensive if you know how to do it right, and this fast shrimp bisque is a great recipe to try if you’re in the mood for some seafood!

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                                                                                            31. Chicken-Noodle Casserole ($0.98 per serving)

                                                                                            Looks divine doesn’t it? This super easy to make dish will satisfy all your taste buds without burning a hole in your wallet or adding a few extra numbers on the scale.

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                                                                                              32. Burrito Cups ($1.18 per serving)

                                                                                              Entertaining someone tonight and don’t know what to make as appetizers? These burrito cups are a great alternative to chips or other greasy finger foods. All you need to enjoy it is a spoon and a cup.

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                                                                                                33. Lemon-Dill Shrimp & Pasta ($2.45 per serving)

                                                                                                Another impressive shrimp recipe under $5 per serving. The lemon-dill twist adds a great taste to the dish.

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                                                                                                  34. Potato Frittata ($0.87 per serving)

                                                                                                  If you want to eat potatoes for breakfast but still want it to be healthy, this is the recipe for you. At under a dollar per serving, this potato frittata will make you see potatoes in a whole new light.

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                                                                                                    35. Grilled Pork and Pineapple ($2.67 per serving)

                                                                                                    Meat and fruits? Oh, yes. The juiciness of the pork mixed with the liquid sugar in the pineapple will make you wish you knew about it sooner.

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                                                                                                      36. Greek Honey-Lemon Pork Chops ($2.15 per serving)

                                                                                                      Another splendid recipe mixing sweet and salty for a healthy meal. Easy to make and absolutely mouthwatering.

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                                                                                                        37. Jamaican Pork Stir-Fry ($2 per serving)

                                                                                                        You can add this healthy stir-fry to any dish as a side or amply enjoy it as-is for lunch or dinner. You can even make a wrap sandwich out of it if you’re in a rush to eat.

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                                                                                                          38. Herbed Salmon ($2.49 per serving)

                                                                                                          Salmon contains a healthy dose of fats that will boost your metabolism, lower inflammation, and make you happier. At under $5 per serving, need I say more?

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                                                                                                            39. Five-Spice Pork Kabobs ($1.96 per serving)

                                                                                                            Exquisite recipe under $5 per serving that will most definitely awe everyone at your dinner party.

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                                                                                                              40. Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Mango-Black Bean Salsa ($1.24 per serving)

                                                                                                              You don’t have to eat sweet potatoes alone anymore with this flavorful recipe.

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