It looks like the world's stocks may finally be recovering after the US Federal Reserve decided to cut its rates. It's been a pretty hairy time on the stock markets, however, and if you are an investor then you've probably been a little tense of late. If you're worried about the performance of your stocks then don't feel you need to shut yourself in your bedroom crying because there are plenty of software tools that can help you stay on top of your investments and maximise their earning potential. Here are some of the best around:
Medved Quote Tracker draws upon a variety of datafeeds, brokers and financial sites to provide you with streaming, real-time quotes, and live intraday charts with everything you may need to effectively trade in today's market.
Stock Predictor helps you to avoid losing a bundle on the stock exchange by displaying several technical indicators for a single security on the same chart, maintaining predefined lists of securities and testing your own investment strategies.
Aimotionless Investment Manager offers crystal clear buy, sell and hold recommendations and allows you to back test any stock to any date to assess the algorithm and make megabucks.
Option Pricing Calculator allows you to calculate your option prices using the Black-Scholes or Binominal American/European pricing methods.
SideTick helps you keep track of your favorite stocks fromyour desktop. The program includes a stock tracker to help you keep track of your holdings and the current profit/loss, a stock ticker that allows you to view price updates of your favorite stocks, and an index ticker to keep track of the overall market direction.
If you want to keep tabs on your investment portfolio while on the move, then checkout Cyril's post about the top mobile stock market applications.