Palm Pre App Catalog. 30 Apps in 30 Days. Day 29: Express Stocks

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I have to admit that I have never been one to dabble to deep in the stock market.  Most of my money is in IRAs or index based funds.  Plus, I rarely want to have the values too close, because looking at how much money I am constantly losing can get a bit depressing these days.  Nonetheless, for those of you who do like to have your net worth in the palm of your hand at all times, there is a fantastic app called Express Stocks.

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The main screen shows all of your investments at a quick glance.  This is really nice if you just want to get an overview of how badly your portfolio has been performing.  To get more information on any individual stock, just tap it.  This will show you the recent trends over time, as well as any recent news which could affect its value.  It would have been nice if the app had included a chart or graph showing recent trends in the value of the stock.  But this was not necessary to enjoy the features the app did offer.

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When you start the app, you will be shown information for Palm, Sprint, and Bank of America.  I think even they know it would be a pretty big coincidence if those entries actually matched your investment strategy.  So, you will want to add your own stocks and funds in order to personalize the display.  To add a new item, just hit the plus sign on the main screen and then enter the quote or symbol for the stock you wish to add.  That’s it.  It will now appear on the main screen.

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In addition to your own stocks, you can also check out how different markets are doing generally.  It looks like unless you are investing in Indian or British markets, you may be in trouble.  Good thing my investment strategy is very long term right now.

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You can even check out all the latest business  and market headlines and market movers, in order to stay on top of all the information you need to make an informed decision.

I thought Express Stocks offered a fantastic option for keeping track of all of your investments.  I would have appreciated a few more advanced options, such as some charts or graphs showing recent trends, but that was not entirely necessary.  The best part of the app, by far, was its ease of use.  All you need to know is the name of your investment, and let this app do the rest.  Whether or not you choose to look at the results is up to you.

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