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Finance: Excellent Markets info App

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  1. DroidJW

    DroidJW Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Mar 6, 2010
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    Google Finance is an ideal market information app (much preferred to the Sense-provided "Stocks" app). Google Finance is of course, integrated with your Google Account's Finance page allowing you to build a portfolio or watch list in your Google Account, and have data pushed to your phone -- updated in real time. Note that Google provides real-time quote information from most of the US Stock exchanges, including (NYSE and NASDAQ).

    The sync occurs just like a Google Contacts or Gmail sync, so as you add/delete ticker symbols on your Google Finance page they are quickly synced to your phone.

    You can tap a specific stock symbol on your phone for additional quote data, company news, as well as charts (you can even set a default chart time period -- 1 day 5 days YTD 6 months 1 year etc -- but can easily change to other chart time periods). You may also elect to continually update share price info (real-time) -- so the main app page with your watch list is receiving constant quote updates.

    Finally there are additional tabs such as "Markets" with quotes for various major indices (Dow, S&P 500, NASDAQ) and "News" for business related news updates.

    One of the best, most informative apps for sure !

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  2. piannetta

    piannetta Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2010
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    This app would be better if you could track portfolio performance against the original price you bought the shares, otherwise it's largely useless
  3. dpizzo

    dpizzo Well-Known Member

    Jun 7, 2010
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    Thanks for the review. I downloaded it and it isn't bad, probably the best of what is available. But Bloomberg needs to develop an Android app.
  4. wrench

    wrench Well-Known Member

    Jul 6, 2010
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    I'm using the HTC stock app instead because the data is coming from Yahoo Finance, which gives quotes for a much wider range of assets than Google Finance does. But if all someone needs is US equities, Google Finance is the better app.

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