Our Top 5 Trading Apps

October 2, 2015 02:00 PM

Thinkorswim Mobile

Futures, options, stocks and forex can all be traded quickly and easily with the free thinkorswim app from TD Ameritrade. 

Reviews: 4.5 stars (288 reviews)

Compatible with: iPhone, iPad

Customer Cdunvfhxvsfhfhhg says: A great asset for a wide range of trading styles. I keep it running on both my cell phones and run the computer version as well, allowing me at least 4 av sources running simultaneously along with multiple real-time charts.


A stock and fund investing, market data and portfolio tracker. This app gives investors access to comprehensive investment data covering stocks, mutual funds, ETFs and CEFs plus personalized portfolio tracking tools. Top features include a current U.S. market barometer and global indexes performance, real-time quotes, portfolio monitoring tools and more.

Reviews: N/A

Compatible with: iPhone, Apple Watch

This app had been named one of the best investing apps by Money Magazine, and Morningstar was named the Best Mobile Solutions Provider in the 2013 and 2014 Waters Rankings.

Robinhood Markets Inc.
Free Stock Trading

Allows you to buy and sell stocks for free as well as view market data in real-time and build a personalized watchlist and place trades with a few taps. You can place market, limit, stop loss, stop limit and good-until-cancelled orders.

Reviews: 4.5 out of 5 stars (127 reviews)

Compatible with: iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch

Customer review by bdburton says: Love the app! I have been trading with you guys since March and I am seriously impressed! ... A few suggestions for the next update: I would like to see the charts a little more detailed and showing more of the ups and downs, plus better real-time data. 

Stock Wars 
(Virtual Investing)

Test out new strategies before implementing them in the real world, and do it with real-time urgency. Compete with friends to see who's the biggest wolf. 

Reviews: 4 stars (955 reviews) 

Compatible with: iPhone, iPad

Customer jistanorger says: This game is excellent. It’s a great hobby and I’ve made it into the top 50 in the world.

Binary Signal App

This app makes it easy for you to profit from trading binary options with live trading signals sent directly to your Android, 24 hours a day. After installing and launching the app, you will receive live trade signals with detailed alerts to buy calls or puts for popular currency pairs.

Reviews: 3.5 out of 5 stars (588 reviews)

Compatible with: Most Andriod devices

Customer Shane Cook says: Signals are a tool. If you practice good money management this app will definitely help you trade well.

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