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Best Stock Market & Investment News Apps of 2021

Whether you're a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, you'll need to stay on top of stock market news. These apps can help boost your financial IQ and your earnings.  

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There are lots of stock market and investment news apps out there, and since they can influence your finances, it's important to find one that will steer you in the right direction. These apps come at a wide range of price points, from free to fairly high subscription prices. So we wanted to answer two questions: what are the best financial news apps? And is it worth paying for apps in this category?

We found that while new or casual investors can stick to free services, like Yahoo Finance and Investments.com, serious investors will likely want to pay for apps like the crowd-sourced Seeking Alpha and our top pick, Investor’s Business Daily. Read on to know the full run-down.

Our Pick

Best for serious investors

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If you're looking for breaking news and in-depth analysis to help you make smart and profitable investment choices, consider subscribing to Investor's Business Daily. 

Why we chose Investor's Business Daily:

  • At $34.99 monthly or $329.99 annually, this is the most expensive app on our list. But the information and advice could help you make that back and more.
  • Articles link to the stocks they're talking about, so it's easy to get more information and make smarter choices.
  • The app has a number of stock lists and a stock of the day, so you can get actionable tips without spending a lot of time digging through information.
  • The attractive app is well-designed for both browsing and going deeper into important subjects. 

Investors need to have financial information and news available at their fingertips. The Investor's Business Daily app can help make that happen.

Read Investor's Business Daily's Full Review
Runner Up

Best free app for newbies

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If you're a new investor, or just curious about financial news, shelling out for a subscription service just isn't worth it. The Yahoo Finance app has a wealth of free content to help you follow the important stories. 

Why we chose Yahoo Finance:

  • Totally free app. Yahoo!
  • The app is well-organized. It's easy to find both breaking news and deeper dives.
  • Video news from Yahoo Finance allows you to watch your stock news instead of reading.
  • In addition to articles from Yahoo! Finance, the app aggregates news from other major publications and news services, including Reuters.
  • Stock lists and watch lists are easy to browse, so you can stay on top of your portfolio and any stocks you're watching. 

On thing to mention is that since its a free app, ads are interspersed in the news feed. Although they're marked, they do blend in with the real articles, which can be irritating. You may want to graduate to a more robust paid app in the future, but starting with Yahoo Finance is a great way to wade into the waters of investment news.

Read Yahoo Finance's Full Review
Also Groovy

Best crowd-sourced investment news

  • Stock market portfolio, financial news, analysis, alerts and real time prices.
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Packed with articles from expert contributors, Seeking Alpha is a robust financial news app that goes deep on a wide range of investment topics. 

Why we chose Seeking Alpha:

  • While you can read a limited number of articles for free, the premium version has unlimited articles and stock ratings for $29.99/month or $239.99/year.
  • Offers alerts or digests for articles related to the stocks in your portfolio.
  • The app is packed with articles, trending analysis, and breaking news.
  • Articles are written by investors and experts -- there are tons of contributors here and you can follow your favorites.
  • Although the articles are written by users, not journalists, they are written in a professional way and offer lots of high-quality information

Seeking Alpha is an app that takes investing seriously. If you do too, this is definitely one to consider.

Read Seeking Alpha's Full Review
Also Groovy

Best tools for investors

  • Get real-time stock alerts and breaking news to track volatile markets now!
    4.4 Ratings 460K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads
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A solid free financial news app with lots of tools to help make investing easier. 

Why we chose Investing.com:

  • Free app, though you can remove ads for $99/year.
  • Many articles on a variety of investment topics from a number of different sources.
  • Articles about specific stocks are tagged to indicate whether the price is going up or down, so it's easy to track at a glance.
  • Free webinars allow you to dive deep into cutting-edge investing topics.
  • App offers many tools such as multiple calendars, currency converters, and more.
  • While some might want to pay for the ad-free version, the ads are not particularly intrusive

Although the content on this app is not as extensive as some of the paid apps, there is a lot here and this one is certainly worth checking out.

Read Investing.com's Full Review

Everything We Recommend

  • Our Pick
    Winning stock lists, real-time charts and up-to-the-minute market news: now available everywhere, thanks to the newly enhanced Investor’s Business Daily app. The IBD app is free to download.

    IBD Digital members will also have access to their favorite premium features, IBD premium lists, charts and personal stock lists. Not an IBD member? You’ll still be able to keep up with market news, videos and information like you would on investors.com.

    The IBD app features:
    • Callouts of recent chart action for stocks on IBD’s proprietary stock lists.
    • Your personal stock lists, now synced across all your devices
    • Access to premium features for all IBD Digital members
    • Exclusive stock lists like IBD 50, Sector Leaders, IPO Leaders and more
    • The latest daily market analysis with The Big Picture and Stock Market Today
    • Customizable stock list on the home screen
    • Personalized news pages with embedded videos to keep you up-to-date on stocks you’re watching
    • Tap stock symbols to see IBD’s exclusive Smart Select Ratings

    The IBD app is free to download but IBD Digital subscribers get access to premium ratings and interactive tools. IBD Digital subscription gives you unlimited access to our stock research and analysis across multiple devices—mobile, Mac and PC.

    You can purchase a monthly or annual subscription in the IBD app. Both subscriptions come with a one-month free trial and payment will be charged to your Google Play account at the end of the trial period. You may cancel a subscription at any time in your Google Play account settings. Subscriptions auto-renew unless deactivated at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.

    If you have any questions about how the app functions or how to access to your subscription on other devices, please contact us at (800) 831-2525 or outside the United States at (310) 448-6600.
    Cost
    Free
    Free
    In-App Purchases
    $25.99 - $329.99 per item
    $34.99 - $329.99 per item
  • Runner Up
    Your #1 finance destination to track the markets and the economy.

    Follow the stocks you care about most and get personalized news and alerts. Access real-time stock information and investment updates to stay on top of the market.

    Favorite features:
    • Track the performance of your personal portfolio
    • Follow stocks to get real-time quotes and personalized news
    • Discover detailed financial information such as historical financials, ESG ratings, and top holders
    • Go beyond stocks and track currencies, bonds, commodities, equities, world indices, and futures
    • Compare and evaluate stocks with interactive full screen charts
    • Sign in to view and edit your web portfolio on the go

    Helpful tips:
    • Follow all the stocks you care about by searching for the ticker and tapping the star icon
    • Create multiple watchlists to organize the stocks you follow
    • Enable notifications for price alerts, breaking news, earnings reports, and more
    • Sync your portfolios across devices

    About Yahoo Finance Plus billing:
    • Upgrade to Yahoo Finance Plus for exclusive tools that help you maximize your profits with confidence.

    For Yahoo Finance Plus Lite: You can choose to be billed $24.99 monthly or $249.99 annually.
    For Yahoo Finance Plus Essential: You can choose to be billed $34.99 monthly or $349.99 annually.
    Payment will be charged to your Google Play Store account as soon as you confirm the purchase. Your subscription will automatically renew at the end of each billing period unless you cancel at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You can cancel at any point in your Google Play Store account settings.

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    Cost
    Free
    Free
    In-App Purchases
    $24.99 - $349.99 per item
    $24.99 - $349.99 per item
  • Also Groovy
    Be the first to know about market moving news and analysis on the stocks you follow.
    Make smarter investing decisions.

    The Seeking Alpha app gives you access to our:
    • Real time, concise financial news, created for rapid reading
    • Market moving analysis and opinion from investors and industry experts
    • Instant alerts of news, research and analysis on the stocks in your watchlist
    • Price quotes, charts and data for the stocks and indices of your choice
    • Personal stock market portfolio that allows you to easily track instruments across our features, create multiple market watch lists, in sync with other devices
    • A community of traders, investors, business leaders, journalists and bloggers, sharing ideas and tips
    • Earnings reports, transcripts and filings

    Gain insight, and achieve your investing goals!

    Seeking Alpha is the world’s largest investing community and a leading stock market app. Powered by the wisdom and diversity of crowdsourcing. +22 millions of passionate investors connect daily to discover and share new investment research, ideas and strategies, discuss breaking financial news, debate the merits of stocks, and make informed investment decisions.

    Seeking Alpha has unparalleled breadth and depth: stocks, ETFs, mutual funds, commodities and cryptocurrency. Including thousands of stocks (small and mid-caps) not analyzed elsewhere. SA writers also dive into personal finance, with suggestions for retirement minded strategies. Written by and for investors, thousands of contributors publish thousands of investing ideas every month. Each investment thesis undergoes a rigorous editorial review, ensuring the highest quality standards. A healthy debate ensues, as trading enthusiasts all over the world discuss and share their own thoughts and ideas.

    Seeking Alpha levels the playing field by putting exclusive tools, until now available only to Wall-Street professionals, into the hands of individual investors. Advanced tracking, charting, data visualization, technical and fundamental analysis - enable informed, data-driven decision-making. We offer what other stock market apps can not. Everything you need to invest smarter.

    Our brand offers plans that address specific investing styles:

    BASIC MEMBERSHIP PLAN
    Upgrade your Seeking Alpha experience by registering for a FREE account:
    • Stock market portfolio
    • Breaking stock market news, original and unbiased analysis, earnings and transcripts
    • Your favorite authors’ latest articles, investing ideas and strategies
    • Your choice of Newsletters: Wall Street Breakfast, Investing Ideas, Macro View, Dividends and Income, Energy, ETFs and Portfolio Strategy, Tech Stock report, IPO daily, Global Investing, Financial Advisor Daily
    • Comment on news and articles and join the conversation

    PREMIUM (in-app subscription available)
    • Unlimited access to 1 million investing ideas and earnings call transcripts (including audio) on thousands of stocks not covered elsewhere
    • Seeking Alpha Stock Ratings: from ‘Very Bullish’ to ‘Very Bearish’
    • Author and article performance metrics: see how each investing idea performed
    • Quant Ratings: gauge a stock’s growth, value, profitability, and earnings against its industry peers
    • Exclusive, proprietary dividend scores
    • Data visualizations: earnings and dividend forecasts

    MARKETPLACE (available to existing subscribers)
    The Seeking Alpha Marketplace is a diverse directory of services with distinct investment styles and interests. Marketplace offers a curated, VIP experience: direct contact with the service’s leaders, exclusive real-time trading and investment ideas, model portfolios, and a market trading room where like-minded members surface and discuss exciting opportunities.
    Marketplace services are provided by experts on dividend investing, aggressive growth, ETFs and portfolio management, technical analysis, options, IPOs, commodities, tech and biotech stocks.

    For support and feedback:
    contactus@seekingalpha.com
    Cost
    Free
    Free
    In-App Purchases
    $0.99 - $399.99 per item
    $29.99 - $399.99 per item
    Join the millions of people using the Investing.com app every day to stay on top of global financial markets. Track your favorite stocks on the go and stay informed with personalized alerts and global financial news.

    Investing.com is a leading Android app for traders and investors. It offers a set of financial informational tools like stock alerts, breaking news, portfolio, watchlist, economic calendar and more.

    REAL-TIME DATA
    Live quotes and charts for over 100,000 financial instruments, traded on over 70 global exchanges.
    Track major global indices such as the S&P 500, Dow Jones, and Nasdaq as well as stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, interest rates, futures and options.

    ECONOMIC CALENDAR
    Live updates on global economic events customized to your personal interests.
    Our real-time Economic Calendar is used by top traders and investors to track market-moving events as they are announced, making it easy to track market impact.

    PERSONALIZED PORTFOLIO
    Add your favorite financial instruments and their holdings to your portfolio and follow your most important stocks.
    Build your own customized watchlist and keep track of stock quotes, commodities, indices, ETFs and bonds - all synced with your Investing.com account. Your personal Watchlist can be accessed anytime from your menu, providing you with real-time prices, and the Holdings Portfolio shows you your total assets value 24/7.

    ALERTS
    Our Alerts system allows you to receive customizable alerts for any instrument, economic event or new analysis articles. For all 100,000 financial instruments, you can set up notifications for a specific price, change by %, or Volume. All pushed by request, and synced with the website.

    NEWS & ANALYSIS
    Breaking news, videos, updates and analysis on global financial markets, as well as technology, politics and business.
    Be the first to read the latest on stocks, currencies, commodities, and global economy.
    Stay on on top of stock market news!

    FINANCIAL TOOLS
    Quick access to all of our world-class tools, including Economic Calendar, Earnings Calendar, Technical Summary, Currency Converter, Market Quotes, advanced charts and more.

    ALREADY A MEMBER?
    Sign-in and continue where you left off by syncing your portfolio and personal alerts between all of your devices.

    SOCIAL
    Join our growing community of traders and investors and share articles to Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

    OUR DATA:

    COMMODITY PRICES
    Follow up-to-the-second commodity prices, including Gold, Silver, Copper, Platinum, Crude Oil, Brent Oil, and Natural Gas.

    MAJOR STOCKS
    Track stock market leaders: Apple Inc. (AAPL), Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL), Bank of America Corporation (BAC), Tesla (TSLA), General Electric Company (GE), Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO), American Express Company (AXP), Amazon (AMZN), Nike (NKE), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), Netflix (NFLX), and many more.

    GLOBAL INDICES
    Follow data from all major stock market indices, including:
    ■ U.S: Dow Jones, S&P 500, NYSE, NASDAQ, SmallCap 2000
    ■ Americas: Merval, Bovespa, RUSSELL 2000, IPC, IPSA
    ■ Europe: CAC 40, FTSE MIB, IBEX 35, ATX, BEL 20, DAX, BSE Sofia, PX
    ■ Asia-Pacific: CNX Nifty, Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index (SSEC), Hang Seng, KOSPI - and many more.
    ■ Africa: BSE Domestic Company, Kenya NSE 20, Semdex, Moroccan All Shares, South Africa 40
    ■ Middle East: Bahrain All Share, EGX 30, Amman SE General, Kuwait Main, TA 35

    RATES BONDS
    Real-time data on bonds, including US Yield Bonds, Euro Bund, UK Gilt, Euro BTP, and more.
    Cost
    Free
    Free
    In-App Purchases
    $0.99 - $119.99 per item
    $13.99 - $124.99 per item
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Best Stock Market & Investment News Apps of 2021

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