THE 15 BEST FREE INVESTING & TRADING APPS
The apps on this list provide excellent free investing and trading resources on the go. The apps range from technical charting, market news, financial education, to investment research. The list below features Investor Tees' top 15 picks (in no particular order) for the best and most useful free investing and trading apps.
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Robinhood is a free investing app that allows you to trade stocks, options, ETFs, and cryptos, all commission-free. There is no minimum deposit required to open an account with Robinhood. Perfect free alternative for traders that don’t need a full-service broker or advanced trading platform. Sign up for a free account here.
Investing.com’s app provides news, analysis, streaming quotes and charts, technical data and financial tools about the global financial markets (including stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, interest rates, futures and options). Sign up for a free account here.
Tradingview.com’s app is a financial social network for traders with a platform for technical analysis where you can create and share technical charts and trading ideas. Tradingview offers a limited free version and a full-featured paid subscription version. Sign up for a free account here.
Seeking Alpha’s app features crowd-sourced articles and research about stocks, options, ETFs, and other asset classes. Seeking Alpha also offers quotes, free earnings call transcripts, and financial analysis.
CME Group operates several derivatives and futures exchanges worldwide. CME Group’s app features charts and information about their futures contracts and related derivatives as well as free economic research and educational resources. Great place to learn about futures and other derivatives trading.
Myfxbook is a free app that allows forex traders to analyze their trading account and share their trades with the forex community. The app also offers a real-time forex calendar, real-time streaming forex quotes, and real-time forex news. Use their forex calculators to help you plan your trades.
uValue is a free app that helps you value companies using several widely-used valuation techniques. The app also features useful calculators to value bonds, annuities and perpetuities, as well as to calculate the cost of capital, to forecast exchange rates, to lever/unlever betas, etc. This free app is perfect for value investors when doing their fundamental analysis.
Not available on Google Play.
StockTwits’ app is a social media platform for investors and traders enabling them to share ideas and information about investing and trading. The app also offers chat rooms to discuss investing topics, a news feed, an earnings calendar, and a market data feed.
Yahoo Finance’s free app features stocks and financial news. The app features real-time stock quotes, charts, and news. Yahoo Finance is a great place to research the fundamentals of a stock.
Barchart’s free app features extensive market data for stocks, indices, futures, commodities, and forex. The app offers customizable charts with technical analysis studies, financial news, and market commentary.
Meetup’s app allows you to schedule and sign up to attend local events held by groups that share your interests. Great way to meet, learn, share trading ideas, and discuss investing with other investors and traders in your area.
JApanese candlestick patterns
Japanese Candlestick Patterns is an educational app that aims to help you understand and master the 14 most powerful reversal candlestick patterns. The app features a learning hub, a pattern diagnostic tool, quizzes, a simulator, and a traders lab.
The iTunes U app gives you access to a large collection of free education content in public courses from leading schools, universities, museums, and cultural institutions (including Stanford, MIT, Yale, La Trobe University, University of Tokyo, Smithsonian Libraries, National Theatre, etc.). Great way to take finance, economics, and accounting college level classes for free from the world’s best schools.
Not available on Google Play.
Skillshare is an online learning community. The app allows you to learn and teach others through educational videos. Skillshare offers a free membership with limited access to educational videos on a variety of topics, including finance and other business topics. Skillshare also offers a paid subscription to get unlimited access to all their classes. Sign up for a free account here.
Tastytrade is an online financial news network, which streams 8 hours of free live market commentary every weekday during market hours. You can access Tastytrade's live programming through the app.
Useful Premium Apps
Real Vision is a paid subscription service for on demand financial videos. Real Vision produces excellent video content for investors and traders such as interviews with the most successful investors, hedge fund managers, and traders; discussions of current market topics; as well as trade ideas. Sign up for an account here.
TSTrader: Futures TRADING
TopstepTrader.com offers day traders trading futures contract to trade a funded trading account using the firm's capital after passing an evaluation period. To earn your funded account you must prove that you have a winning strategy for the futures market and then show that you can manage risk. Once you have passed the two-step evaluation you will be able to trade the firm's capital and keep 80% of the profits. TopstepTrader charges a monthly subscription fee during the evaluation until you receive a funded account or the account is canceled. The TSTrader app is TopstepTrader's free mobile platform that allows you to trade commission-free while going through the evaluation period. Sign up for an account here.
Duet Display turns your iPad into an extra display for Mac and PC. Excellent for traders to get dual monitors when trading on your laptop away from the office or home.
Not available on Google Play.
Coursera’s app allows you to learn online from top universities and leading companies (e.g. Yale, Michigan, Stanford, Google, IBM, etc.). Coursera offers paid courses and certificate programs online in a variety of topics, including finance, economics, and accounting at a low price compared to the cost of taking a course at one of the aforementioned universities. Coursera charges per course or you can pay a monthly subscription fee. Sign up for an account here.
Udemy’s free app allows you to learn online from others. Udemy offers on demand courses on a wide variety of topics. Learn about stocks, forex, futures, cryptos, technical analysis, etc. Udemy charges a small fee for its courses, however, they offer plenty of free courses. Just search for any topic and filter for Price Free and start learning. Sign up for a free account here.
Readly is a paid subscription service that gives you unlimited digital access to over 3,000 magazines for a low monthly price. Readly’s library of magazines includes several of the leading business and finance magazines from around the world. Check out their website to see if your favorite finance magazines are included in their library of publications. Sign up for an account here.
Texture is another paid subscription service that gives you unlimited digital access to over 200 magazines for a low monthly price. Texture’s library of magazines includes several of the leading business and finance magazines from the U.S. Check out their website to see if your favorite finance magazines are included in their library of publications. Sign up for an account here.
Magzter is also a paid subscription service that gives you unlimited digital access to over 5,000 magazines and over 1,000 articles for a low monthly price. Magzter’s library of magazines includes several of the leading business and finance magazines from around the world. Check out their website to see if your favorite finance magazines are included in their library of publications. Sign up for an account here.