We have a taste for good whiskey (not wine) and fine cigars. We love to play poker. We visit Las Vegas for family outings every year. And, we’re not afraid to turn a large fortune into a small fortune by playing the stock market. Here’s how.
Keep Your Eye On The Money
To be very fair and straightforward about it, we gamble. We set limits. We don’t exceed the limits. Mincey genetic makeup being what it is, we’re not afraid to risk a little to gain a lot.
On the other hand, I don’t see much difference between playing the tables in Vegas or investing in a company’s stock. Both are gambling.
Mac users have many options to track stocks and portfolios; some are free, most are inexpensive, but the good ones come with a bona fide track record and a price tag to match.
If you’re not afraid to eschew the brokers and analysts who make money whether you do or not, then roll your own with StockMarketEye.
What’s great about this comprehensive app is that it does everything except make the trade for you. It’s a track app the likes of which you’ve probably not seen on a Mac.
And it doesn’t care much where you keep your stocks.
Though the end result may be the same as losing or winning in Las Vegas, playing the market requires more discipline, more time, and, frankly, a lot more thought.
Holdings and transactions can be consolidated to give you a quick picture of your financial health (or, lack thereof). It even imports data from brokerages so you can set up just the level of detail you need.
A couple of clicks can reveal how your current investments are faring, how previous investments have gone sour (or improved), and, very importantly, let you research and follow potential new stocks.
Speaking of which, you can track stocks, funds, currencies, even ETFs from almost any substantial market in the world.
There’s a built in ticker symbol search, alerts for stocks which cross a specific threshold, portfolio and individual stock performance views, watch lists, and updated quotes.
Any problems of note? Yes. Just one. StockMarketEye is multi platform and runs on Mac, Windows, and even Linux PCs. It’s also a Java app. ‘Nuff said.