Whether you’ve been playing the stock market for years or are interested in getting started, a little help and advice never hurts. Beginners should seek professional advice, but everyone can benefit from having the latest updates and recommendations handy on their iPhone.
Stock Genie 2 is an app that chooses up to ten stock picks a day, breaks down the statistics, and brings you the best pick of the day. Accompanying this is a chart that breaks down the return, volume, 52-week range, market cap, P/E ratio, and the current price. That day’s current pick and stats are the first thing you see when you open the app, so if you want to make a quick decision this is convenient.
At the bottom of the screen you can choose to read more about today’s pick, see a list of the latest picks, or get links to other stock market resources. The information on today’s pick is helpful, recommending you when the company announces earnings, predicts the future of the company’s chart, and gives you any other pertinent information that might help you make your decision, like what the short term and long term price targets are, and what amount to set as your stop loss.
The Info & Web page gives you several helpful links, including:
- The StockGenie Website
- CNBC Website
- TickerSpy Website
- eTrade Website
- ameritrade Website
The only complaint I have here is that following one of these links takes you out of the app an into Safari, so that to return to Stock Genie you have to close the website and open the app again. Not at all a huge deal, but I prefer opening links within the app to keep things simple as I browse and compare.
Over the long term, Stock Genie has been praised for its picks. In fact, the app has been tracked on Tickerspy and shown excellent results. Creator Ashish Ajmani claims a good track record over the last decade, with expertise in retirement planning and money management.
Of course, taking any advice on the stock market should be done with caution and full understanding of the risks involved. But I would say that if it’s a game you’re into playing, this app is quite handy as an up-to-the-minute reference for the latest stock market news.
Stock Genie 2 requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later and is compatible with the iPhone and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.