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There’s a whole world of possibilities out there for increasing your own personal wealth and with the growth in popularity of apps you can now be your own personal financial advisor. The problem is, those opportunities don’t always present themselves at the most opportune times and, if you’re not prepared, you may miss the chance of a lifetime. That flashy new app that you just spent $50 to $75 on will seem like a waste of money if it doesn’t provide you notifications when you need them. Sure, you have all the great bells and whistles that professional financial advisors use, but that will seem like a small comfort when your portfolio takes a hit.The best iPhone and iPad apps for stock trading
Markets are always open somewhere and you need to know when the action happens. If you don’t, the financial impact can be significant. That’s why the recently updated Call Levels app may be the best available option for the DIY investor. This app lets you track stocks, equities, and commodities from all over the globe and it gives you real time updates when you need them. It may not be as flashy as some other apps, but flashy doesn’t make you money. This is a free app and it’s compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
One of my own personal pet peeves are apps that make it a mind-numbing experience just to sign up and use them. Anyone that’s a regular user of the App Store will have run into these types of frustrations from time to time. A small piece of advice to any developers reading this review – you’re potential app users don’t want to have to deal with complicated sign up procedures! That’s why it was refreshing to find that this app gives you two simple choices: you can sign up with your Facebook account or you can sign up with email. Either way, it’s pretty straightforward.The best business apps for iPhone
Just because you’re thinking about taking over control of your own investment portfolio that doesn’t mean you’re willing to give up on the idea of a diversified portfolio. Call Levels lets you maintain a complete range of investments with the ability to track and control Forex assets, US equities, SGX equities, commodities, stocks, and indices. Perhaps, the most amazing thing about all of this is that it comes in the form of a free app. There is a premium version of the app which offers you access to more call levels and more real time alerts, but the free version is a great place to start for the novice investor.The best iPad apps for task management
Normally, when we think about anything related to the financial markets we expect it to be complicated. That’s why for so many years we’ve relied upon professional financial advisors to run our portfolios for us. With an app like Call Levels the whole process has become a lot less complicated. Don’t get me wrong, you still need to do your homework and find out what the hot stocks are, but the actual investment process has become a lot easier with their simple, clean, and effortless user interface. You simply select your market, use your dashboard to quickly track your investments at a glance, and set your call levels. It really is that simple.
What sets this app apart from other similar apps is the level of control you have over when you find out how your assets are doing. If you’re more interested in a good night’s sleep, then by all means ignore the chance to set your call levels and obtain real time alerts when your levels are reached for buy and sell opportunities, but for the rest of us the chance to make a profit is what it’s all about. Depending on which version of Call Levels you have, you can set reminders to go off as frequently as every 5 minutes. That may be a little bit of overkill, but it’s great to have that level of control.
The chance to improve your financial position is probably a good enough reason by itself to give this app a try, but that’s not the only thing it has going for it. Hopefully, you’re not averse to sharing your potential good fortune with friends and family because you definitely can with this app. The app is capable of integrating with a contact list and you can share your updates with up to 100 of your closest contacts. It’s a great feature which has the potential to turn investing into something approaching a community experience.
If you’re wondering how the alerts are sent to you, the main method is by email which is a bit of a disappointment. It would be nice to see the alert feature made available as a widget for iOS so you can always see what your investments are doing at a glance, but email alerts are not the end of the world. As long as you set your iPhone’s email notifications up properly this method should work almost as well. It can still be a very powerful investment tool that can make it easier to grow your portfolio.
Simplicity is not always a bad thing and that certainly applies when it comes to controlling your investments. There are tons of complicated apps out there with a great deal of information, but for the novice investor these apps will seem extremely overwhelming. Call Levels is a simple investment app that avoids all the extra bells and whistles in favor of a straightforward user interface that just about anyone can use. With real time alerts when you need them, you can take control of your own investments and you can share your good fortune with friends and family!
Allan is a freelance writer who loves scouring the App Store for exciting, intriguing and unique apps.