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3 Clever IOS Apps For The Intelligent Investor

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Modern day investments are all about knowing when and where to put your money, if you hesitate a little too long, or rush in head first, you stand to lose everything. A lot of the ‘know how’ can only be picked up from experience, and past mistakes. But at least we have some cool technology to add to our toolset for digging out some viable sources. Smartphones have been here for a while and boasting about an App for this and an App for that, so how about an App for investing your cold hard cash? Yep, they have one for that, and then some! This article is looking at 3 of the best ones out there that not only offer you a great bang for your buck, but they are absolutely free as well!

Personal Capital Money and Investing By Personal Capital Corporation – Free

This App will run on your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad and it requires iOS 5.0 or later for smooth running. Okay, we get the investment ball rolling here and what a way to start! This App has already been voted into the top 5 best Apps to Invest Smarter by CNN, not a bad accolade. The beauty of Personal Capital Money is the way that you have pure visibility of all of your investments without the need to load up multiple pages simultaneously. The bespoke software lets you check on your credit card spending, savings accounts and investment details all in one place. They are linked with over 10000 financial institutions so getting your accounts synced up shouldn’t be a problem. You’ll get expert financial guidance and the portfolio check-up feature is a real gem!

Stock Wars – Virtual Investing By Continuous Integration – Free

This App will run on your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad and it requires iOS 4.3 or later for smooth running. Before you say anything, yes this isn’t actually a live investment tracking App, but it will teach you so much about investing that you really need to see for yourself. Stock Wars is all about creating and managing your own portfolio with virtual cash and shares. You will learn about real world strategies here and be able to compete with your buddies in fun and competitive way. You can link this up with your various social media sites and get bragging rights over your buddies as you wipe the virtual trading floor with them. We recommend any would-be trader try their luck at this bad boy before parting with their hard earned coin – Awesome!

Reuters By Thomas Reuters – Free

This App will run on your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad and it requires iOS 5.0 or later for smooth running. Our final iOS investment App is a great way to end the show, and what can you say that hasn’t been said about Reuters? You’ll be the first to learn about how your investment companies are doing and any business disaster will pop up here long before the other news channels get a sniff of it. We recommend this App for any keen investor out there – you’ll love it!

The Smart Way To Invest!

So there you have it, we think that you’ll agree that each of these bad boys will give you the edge in your next investment venture – Good Luck Out There!

Nancy Baker, the author of this article, is a freelance blogger, currently working for, Share Wealth Systems, leading providers of comprehensive educational support services. She takes keen interest in finance and the economy and enjoys blogging of the latest developments. You can contact Nancy on Twitter @Nancy_Baker_.

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