Through the generations we’ve managed to enjoy using money for fun and pleasure while making more money the old fashioned way. Gambling in the stock market. One of the tools I use to track where my money went (or, when life is good, where it’s coming from) is this useful but not inexpensive Mac app.
For Investors And Gamblers
My view of the stock market is the same as the casinos in Las Vegas. It’s a gamble either way. You put money on the table, roll the dice, cut the cards, and hope for the best.
Unfortunately, casinos in Las Vegas don’t have an equivalent to Investoscope, a Mac app which tracks and charts a financial portfolio. If they did, fewer people would have to hitchhike back home.
Investoscope will set you back far less than you’d throw away in Las Vegas. It’s free to try out, but comes with a price tag that separates the boy investors from the men investors.
What you get is granular portfolio tracking. Think of it as a graphic way to view all your investments, and one investment, all from the same app. Investoscope is all about looking at what you have, and where it came from, and a bit less than where it’s going.
The app features advanced technical charting which gets you up to speed on trends quickly. Add RSS or Atom feeds to your stocks to ensure the news you read about a business or industry is relevant.
Investoscope requires a bit of a learning curve and setup (depending upon your holdings), otherwise, it’s straightforward. Your financial Library is displayed in the lefthand sidebar, including portfolio and stock watch lists.
Select an option from the sidebar then view details using the tabs above– Summary, Holdings, Realized earnings, recent Transactions, then Reports and Charts– all just a click away and loaded with visual details.
Reports display a detailed transaction record for gains, income, and performance over time. Watch lists let you organize and monitor specific stocks or instruments and keep updated. The Charts section lets you view performance in graphic detail.
The free version lets you tracking 25 instruments and handle 50 transactions, usually enough to figure out the true value of a relatively expensive Mac app that monitors your money, rather than manage it. Lots of good reviews for Investoscope; well deserved.