When it comes to investing and stock trading, news and reaction time can make or break an investor. These are the best apps for up-to-date financial news.
1. CNBC Business News and Finance App
The CNBC Business News and Finance app (available on iPhone and Android) is NBC's flagship financial news app. It gives users access to actionable business news, financial information and market data. The app keeps its users up to date with breaking news alerts that are pushed through even when the app is closed.
The tool allows users to monitor real-time stock quotes and to view interactive charts, receive global business news coverage and watch full episodes of CNBC shows such as "Mad Money" and "American Greed." The app allows for a customizable watch list to track specific stocks and gain real-time access to associated business news headlines.
2. TheStreet App
TheStreet started as an online informational website but has since rolled out an app for both iPhone and Android. The app provides access to financial news, analysis and stock-picking insights from experts associated with the company.
The app supplies up-to-date market news, opinions and commentaries, technical analyses and actionable data. It also delivers detailed quotes and analysis of stocks and offers a proprietary stock rating model called TheStreet Ratings. The app aims to aggregate information to provide a multimedia financial experience based on data, articles and videos.
3. Bloomberg App
The Bloomberg app gives access to the company's global business and financial news, up-to-date market data and proprietary portfolio tools. Bloomberg sets its app apart with articles written by the award-winning business and financial journalists at Bloomberg.
The app (available on iPhone and Android) allows users to receive the latest market data, which can be filtered by specific regions or sectors. Bloomberg's watchlist lets users track securities and other investments, and the company's audio and video services let users receive pertinent financial information with their media channel of choice.
4. Fox Business App
The Fox Business app (available on iPhone and Android) lets users stay connected to the constantly changing business world. The app can track financial markets and send financial alerts to its users. Users can search for stocks by ticker symbol and create watchlists by adding stocks to the app's My Stocks Page.
Additionally, users can access up-to-the-minute news and market data through the use of live Fox business broadcasts and watch clips from their favorite Fox Business Network shows. The app's users can also repost and share articles and videos from the Fox Business app on most social media outlets.
5. Barron's App
Barron's is known as the premier investing news magazine, providing financial analysis and insight in print, and more recently through its mobile app. Available on iPhone and Android, Barron's subscribers can access the company's articles every weekend from this app, along with commentary from Barron's Online edition seven days a week and analysis every weekday.
A subscription to Barron's costs around $12.99 a month and gives subscribers access to the app and the Barron's website. Users can save articles on the mobile app and access them on the website, and vice versa.
6. MarketWatch App
The MarketWatch app (on iPhone and Android) gives its users access to the latest business news, financial data and market information. Through the use of the app, people can receive breaking news coverage, the latest market data and market alerts. The tool also provides an opportunity to create a watchlist and track MarketWatch stories related to the user's stock picks.
7. Wall Street Journal
Historically, the Wall Street Journal is one of the most reputable and reliable sources for financial information. Through the Wall Street Journal, both iPhone and Android using subscribers can customize news and notifications to fit their preferences. The publication requires a subscription with a cost of around $35 a month.
SeekingAlpha is offered to subscribers for free or on a premium basis. Available on iPhone and Android, It is one of the financial industry’s top sources for stock news alerts. It also provides in-depth research on a full range of publicly traded stocks and managed funds. Subscribers can receive stock alerts throughout the day on company’s and funds that they are following.