Yesterday we added the thinkorswim app to the Ultimate Trader’s iPad 2. This was an obvious first app. After all, what good is an iPad if you cannot place trades from it?
The next app was a tough choice. There are a ton of great apps and safari bookmarks that will make you more informed and efficient as a Trader, but we had to go with the CNBC iPad app.
There are many Trader’s that despise CNBC. We admit, they can be a bit “clownish” at times, but in the end they deliver solid information pertaining to financial markets more often than not.
We can’t say we love the TV channel, but the iPad app is a different story. CNBC nailed it with their “CNBC RT” iPad app. The first thing we noticed when we opened the app was the crisp & clean display. At first glance, it was very intuitive what does what which, unfortunately, isn’t always the case with market related iPad apps.
Along the top there are menu items for Markets, News, Videos, and My Stocks. The top column also includes a Real-Time Quote search, as well as interactive icons for Help and Settings.
When you press the Markets menu icon, a snapshot of US Indexes is displayed. Several sub-menu items become visible, all of which are useful for market participants. Check out the market view below:
Next is the News menu item. When you press it the left colum reveals Top Stories, Blogs, and Saved categories. Of course, the default display item is the latest Top Story, which makes perfect sense. Here’s a look…
The Videos menu item is our personal favorite. We read enough text news throughout the day. After a busy day of trading, talking to Trader’s & TickerTank Members, blogging, etc, it’s nice to sit back and watch a few of the days videos. CNBC executed this area of their app extremely well, making for a cherry on top of an already useful app! Check out the video display:
This app was a must on the TickerTank Ultimate Trader’s iPad 2. Don’t have an iPad but want to check this app out? Get in the game by entering our giveaway!!
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