StockAdvisor by Tradeoffnews is an app for those who want control over their stock trading. At $19.99, it is not for the faint of heart. But it has some pretty powerful tools that make it worth considering if you plan some serious stock trading.
Mastering StockAdvisor takes a bit of time, but it can definitely be done with some patience and playing around with the features. What separates StockAdvisor from the Apple Stocks app or the other third party apps is the rapid availability of trading information.
There is a page that rates news tips on whether your portfolio contains any good buys or stocks to dump. The information is pulled from sites such as The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Forbes, the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq.
It would be nearly impossible to compile all this information on your own. Having it all inside of one app is quite an advantage for staying on top of how the market is doing. Of course, there is also detailed portfolio information presented in an easy-to-read format. Adding stocks is a snap and StockAdvisor lets you easily scan your stock information.
The StockAdvisor web page is a pretty good resource for information about the app. Many apps have a dedicated web page for promotion, but many are fairly static. StockAdvisor's site has a blog which includes tips and updates about how to make the most of it.
The $1,000 question (or in this case the $19.99 question) is whether StockAdvisor is worth the cost. Overall, StockAdvisor does its job well. There was a constant flow of information throughout the day of buying opportunities that would be valuable for any trader. It may be overkill for some users, it speaks to the iPhone's potential that a serious, in-depth stock app like StockAdvisor was developed.