My Mac is graced with a handful of apps which track the stocks I would pick if I had any money to gamble on the market.
One that caught my eye is the eye candy app called Market Junkie. It’s free, but even the pro upgrade version is barely the price of a combo lunch at McDonald’s.
Setup a portfolio of stocks and Market Junkie does the daily tracking, and makes it easy to view a stock’s historical performance and it gives you a quick glance way to see how well your investments are doing.
Green is good. Red is bad.
The eye candy is useful, though. The charts display a stock’s pricing history over time, and each stock price is multiplied times the shares purchased and displays a total.
Market Junkie also displays a total of the day’s winnings. Uh, er, gains. Yeah. Gains. You can also set alerts (pro), check on volume data, and even compare multiple stock charts in a single image on the Mac’s screen.
The pro version handles multiple portfolios and comes with custom stock price alerts. Market Junkie does not present stock price information or data in real time, though. And, of course, it doesn’t do online trades.
It’s mostly a quick glance way to view your portfolio or to try your hand at playing the market without actually investing money. Surprisingly, Market Junkie has received more bad reviews than good reviews, but I’ve not encountered the same problems other users reported.