Top Financial Apps: Managing Money when Mobile

Yes, everything’s going mobile these days, including the world of finance. So we thought of doing a roundup of some of the most popular mobile apps for Commodity Trading. This way, you never have to worry about missing out on the latest spot prices and other updates, even when you are on the move. Here is our take on some of the most popular commodity apps available for your smart phone:

Bloomberg: One of the most comprehensive financial apps you could ever need, Bloomberg gives you the latest business news, market data and even offers portfolio tracking tools. With this app, you can stay on top of the most current news beyond just finance topics like economy, currencies, bonds, commodities, and even general news, including technology, healthcare, politics and the like. Track your stock portfolios with interactive charts providing relevant statistics and news particulars too. This app is available for Android, iOS, Blackberry and Nokia smart phones.

OANDA: OANDA provides a suite of apps for converting currencies and Forex trading. Available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phones, the currency convertor app provides information on daily exchange rates for over 190 currencies; while the Forex trading app lets you trade from just about anywhere. The currency convertor app also has an option of adding extra percentages for better approximation of the actual rate that your bank or credit card company would charge.

Mint.com: This is an extremely handy app that lets you keep track of your finances. It collects information regarding  all your personal finance accounts so that you can manage all your money from a single source. With Mint.com, you can analyze your spend patterns, create a budget and monitor how well you stick to it and basically end up saving more money every month.

Mint.com was awarded the Best Finance App by the 1st Annual App Awards and even featured on TIME Magazine’s 50 Best iPhone Apps of 2011. The Android version of this app was also featured in the Kiplinger’s Must-Have Money Apps of Winter 2011 and has also won accolades from PC Magazine and Lifehacker.

A+ Commodity Prices: This Android app, developed by a professional commodity trader, lets you access basic daily commodity prices quickly and easily and  Is  one of the biggest advantages of the A+ Commodity Prices app is its simple and easy to understand user interface. With this app, you can check prices of common commodities, including oil, unleaded gas, gold, silver, platinum, copper, corn, wheat, and more.

FuturesLive: Commodities/Gold/Oil Prices: This iOS app is a feature-filled one that lets you keep track of future contracts’ and commodities’ pricing wherever you go. An efficient interface provides quotes from over 216 built-in future contracts, taking in data from all major exchanges like NYM and CME. The FuturesLive app gives you charts, future chains, quotes, contract specs, news and detailed information depending on your interest and is one of the best futures apps available for your iPhone, iPad or even your iTouch. You can purchase this app from the iTunes store for $1.99.… Read the rest

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