What the Tech: Stock Market apps

There has been a lot of focus on the stock market these past several days. 

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a big player on the stock market or someone with a few mutual funds, what’s happening there affects your family.

There are a lot of apps and websites to keep you on top of what’s happening on Wall Street.

Bloomburg and Yahoo Finance are two of the best in both apps and websites. Updated continuously with live tickers and analysis, everything the big dogs are watching.

If you really want the stock market scuttle, check out Scutify. It’s the social network of stock traders. It not only follows the markets with the usual ticker information but its real-time features include an index of trending stocks and Twitter feeds from well-known analysts. You can also follow your favorite stocks and any mentions will show up on the Scutify feed.

The website is scutify.com. There are also apps for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.

Every big tree starts as an acorn and that’s the premise behind the Acorns app. It’s especially for people who think they have no money to invest. Connect a credit or debit card to your Acorns account. Whenever you use the card, this app will round up the amount to the next dollar. That extra cash can be used to invest in a stock portfolio. The app suggests if we round up and invest $30 a month, in 10 years we’d have nearly $6,000.

The app is free, but you are charged a $1 monthly fee. Students can invest for free. The company says it has 650,000 members who saved a combined $25 million last year.

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