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ASX Stocks Apps

February 27th, 2020 - submitted by Jason Kotchoff

When it comes to ‘native’ stock apps, here is a list of popular Australian options circa March 2020, ranked by their Australian App Store ratings:


What is an app?

February 27th, 2020 - submitted by Jason Kotchoff

There is often a lot of confusion about what constitutes an 'app'. Technically speaking, both websites as well as native smartphone programs can be referred to as apps. However, there are some subtle and important differences when it comes to what they do.

 

WEBSITE APPS:

A website ‘app’ is software that you can run in a web browser like Chrome, Safari or Firefox. It can maintain your session to some extent using ‘Cookies’ however those will often expire forcing you to log in again. A website app notifies you when you are not using it by sending you an email and is usually billed by credit card which you manually enter using a web form. Web apps can have a ‘Responsive Design’ so that they look good on both desktop and handheld screens.

 

NATIVE MOBILE APPS:

A native handheld app is a program that is specific to either the iOS (Apple) or Android (Google) operating systems. It has a look and feel that is defined by the operating system theme and it is downloaded and installed from either the iTunes or the Google Play App Stores. A native app takes advantage of your phone or iPad’s inbuilt capabilities. For example, when you protect your device with thumbprint security, the app’s data is also protected. Native apps can be paid for using the credit card that you have saved in your App Store account. With native apps, if you grant them permission, they can also notify you when important events occur using a ‘push notification’ - a more immediate form of communication than email but a less intrusive medium than SMS.

 


StockLight Web is here

January 4th, 2020 - submitted by the StockLight team

We are pleased to share that the new StockLight website is finally here and you can use it for free at: stocklight.com/stocks

One thing that is really useful about this new tool is being able to visually research industry weightings by country and stock weightings by industry sector. You can then drill down to see what are the most popular stocks in any given part of the market. Check it out at: stocklight.com/stocks/au

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You can also research all your favourite Aussie and American companies in detail, find them using the search bar at the top of the screen.

This puts the power of Wall Street right at your fingertips to empower you to do your own research. For example, would you have guessed that NVIDIA (maker of graphics cards) is one of the most popular tech stocks in the USA?

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NBL Fantasy Cheat Sheet 2018/19

November 15th, 2018 - submitted by Jason Kotchoff

Some might say that investing in the stockmarket is gambling.

A successful investor could counter that one of the core tenets of investing is being able to identify the difference between price and value. A capability to do so bases investment decisions on fundamental numbers and helps to mitigate pricing risk. In many ways, this skillset is comparable to sporting fantasy leagues where players attempt to juggle teams of athletes based on market pricing and statistical performance.

Being able to gauge the difference between price and value is dependent on having access to the right information at the right time. StockLight is a tool that provides that information for stocks to give you an edge on the market.

Just for fun, here is a widget for the Australian National Basketball League that will also give you an edge, in this case for the very awesome NBL fantasy game. Use it wisely! 

 

 


Share your favourite companies

May 14th, 2018 - submitted by the StockLight team

StockLight now lets you share your favourite stocks, articles and videos with your colleagues, friends and family.

If you find a company of interest in the app, just swipe down and tap on the 'Share with a friend' panel.

App Link - TSLA

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