If we lived a life of leisure in Las Vegas I’d live at the casino by night and struggle to make up my losses during the day. But we live in Atlanta so I’m more civil and waste my hard earned dollars on the stock market instead of the ponies or casinos.
That brings me to yet another way to watch your stocks on a Mac. My grandfather once said, ‘The way to make a small fortune in the stock market is to start with a large fortune.’ And he didn’t have a Mac.
For Mac users with a few stocks what you want is an elegant Mac-like way to track your portfolio, get a quick view on what’s up vs. what’s not, even if you understand that investing in Wall Street isn’t much different than investing at a casino at the Bellagio. Enter StockPro for the Mac; arguably the quickest and easiest way to see the fortunes of your fortune.
What I like about StockPro is that, well, to be honest, it’s not very expensive, it comes with enough eye candy, and has just enough tracking to be useful without being dangerous.
For a relatively inexpensive stock tracking app StockPro is well equipped. Track stocks, indices or commodities, bond markets, a complete portfolio, and get data updates and notification alerts.
Favorites makes it easy to track stocks you’re thinking about adding to your portfolio (or, those you’ve already add). The graphs are attractive and give you a quick look at performance; either index or individual stock or portfolio.
Technical indicators are available, too, including moving averages, regression, momentum and others. The historical range data only goes back to a year, but that’s a minor issue.
As a side note, the StockPro developer loves money. That means he’s also developed a number of other Mac money management and stock tracking apps, and has a few for iPad and iPhone. After a week of use I’m mostly satisfied with StockPro, love the graphs and the sector heat maps (and sorting options), but I don’t think the data gathered is always in real time.