With more than 500,000 apps available in the Apple App Store and more than 450,000 available in the Google Play Store as of March 2012, finding the one app to do just what you need can be quite the challenge. Making things even worse is the sheer number of Angry Birds clones you have to wade through just to find anything business related.
But, the good news is that whether you are looking for a way to keep track of your portfolio or just need a definition for “contango,” there’s a good chance there’s an app for that. As we discussed in “Cutting the cord: Mobile trading 101” (October 2011), the most important thing is to be able to do anything you could do at your desktop. “For most people, mobile trading is supplementary; they are using it when they are on the go,” says Paige Miller, director of customer relations at PFGBest.
While we think these are some of the most useful apps for traders, that doesn’t mean it is exhaustive, especially with new apps coming on the market every day. Here, in no particular order, are 10 apps every trader at least should check out.