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MarketShark – Stock Fundamentals App For iPhone & iPad + Giveaway

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For the casual observer, the standard Stocks.app that comes with the iPhone is solid. It gives users a nice overview of company portfolios and any related news items. However for the seasoned investor, obviously something far more powerful is required.

I was recently introduced to a new stock app called “MarketShark” and from what I’ve seen so far it is one of the most detailed and powerful stock/portfolio tracking apps I’ve ever used.

The feature that stands out to me is that the app does not focus exclusively on price, or a stock value, as the sole measure. Instead, users receive significantly deeper analysis through different ratios, margins, market trends, and company financial statements that include the Balance Sheets, Income Statements, and Cash Flows.

If you’re not a numbers person, then this app will not be useful to you. However if you enjoy tracking company performance and have a passion and understanding of numbers, MarketShark provides you the information you need.

There is truly nothing negative to say about the app because the information is useful and is presented in a very clean manner. However the only aspect of the app that does bother me is the price because $20.00 is fairly hefty even for this type of professional app.

In other words, if you really see value in an app like this, then $20.00 is nothing. But as I said earlier, if you’re into this type of finance, or maybe do not have a better app, then check out MarketShark.

Giveaway

For those that would like to try the app, I have two promotional codes to giveaway. To win, post a comment below on the following:

1.) Why would MarketShark be useful to you?

Winners chosen at random; Contest ends May 14, 2012 at 10:00AM PDT.

Contest Rules

1.) Make sure to include your email in the email entry field or I cannot contact you!

2.) One Contest Entry Per Person. Do not attempt to post multiple contest entries under different emails and/or user names during the same contest.

The full app decription is below:

FEATURES:

– STOCK FUNDAMENTALS: Offers value, growth, and income investors a level of depth in data that hasn’t been available on mobile devices until now

– RATIOS, MULTIPLES, AND MARGINS: Dozens of different metrics, each with historical data and growth rates making for more than 600 different data points available

– PORTFOLIO TRACKING: Comprehensive “Portfolio Tracking” feature allows you to monitor and visualize your portfolio in real-time to identify areas of strength and weakness

– SEAMLESS RESEARCH: Unique “pages” layout for the most streamlined analysis experience available; simply swipe to navigate between pages, designed specifically for mobile devices

– CUSTOMIZABILITY: Unprecedented levels of customizability in designing your pages and choosing exactly which data points you want to see; this is one of MarketShark’s most powerful features

– STREAMLINED ORGANIZATION: Variety of preset page templates, from “Liquidity” to “Valuation” to “Activity Ratios” and more, all completely customizable

– COMPANY COMPARISONS: Robust “Compare” feature integration so you can quickly compare and sort an entire list of companies according to any metric at any time; we know context is key to any valuation

– TREND VISUALIZATION: Easily accessible “Graph” feature so you can see how any data point has changed over time, both quarterly and annually

– DATA TRANSPARENCY: Simply tap a data point and a sleek dropdown will reveal more detailed information, including definitions, formulas and even precise calculation steps taken

– POWER AND EFFICIENCY: Designed for financial professionals but user-friendly enough for serious individual investors

– UNIVERSAL: Buy once, and own MarketShark for life — on both your iPhone and iPad

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  • BrodieTheDog

    I could really use this app. I would use it to watch my investments trend and wain. I have several Iong term investments like to graph and watch. Please considder me the winner on this useful app.

  • Tony Silva

    MarketShark would be useful so that I can track and thoroughly analyze how much Bombardier truly is losing me. Thanks. 

  • B E L

    I’ve been looking for a good stock app. MarketShark would be great to try for free!

  • Dave

    I have 58 stocks in my portfolio, which generate my family’s retirement income. Managing this portfolio takes 2 hours per day. I currently use Yahoo Finance and research on my discount broker’s web site to keep on top of my portfolio. Neither source is particularly mobile device friendly. A huge opportunity has been missed by Yahoo, but that is another story. This app would be extremely useful for managing my portfolio when I do not have access to my desktop. I have searched for a mobile app that comes close to doing what I can do on my desktop. So far, there is nothing out there, and $20 will be a bargain if it can do half of what you can do at my desk.

  • Andrew

    I have been using a few stock apps but none seems to give me detail information.
    By looking at the description of the MarketShark, this app is definitely what I want in an app.

    It would be great to get the promotional code and give it a try.

  • Ex

    lol

  • Canladdie

    … I might understand my investments better …

  • Dave

    This is another comment – I don’t expect another entry…

    After viewing all the info on the app, I sent in the following questions. It will be interesting to see their answers.

    “Does Marketshark have the capability to calculate portfolio income, by month, with currency conversions, based on dividend data and payment dates?

    Until it does I’ll have to keep using my spreadsheets.

    Does it have full dividend data and payment dates for Canadian stocks?

    Does the app pull in the market wire earnings releases for my portfolio, or will I still have to go to Yahoo portfolio for that?”

  • Jlebovits

    For me it will give me the possibility to Manage many aspects of my investing strategies right from my iPhone. Trully a first if this kind. And for free? A delight for any smart investor.

    An iphone in canada reader from day 1
    Joel

  • ruroni30

    Because everything else out there is crap…

  • Singhaman

    I’m gonna use it to make money for more apple stuff

  • William

    Looks like the best one out there!

  • Mike

    This app could possibly fill a big hole out there now, I have yet to find a quality mobile portfolio tracker. Would like to try and get away from the laptop.

  • Safai

    Looks pretty useful. Would like to try it out.

  • KrautWolf

    I’m still fairly new to the iPhone and from what I read MarketShark seems to be THE app for the mobile  stock investor. I’d love to have a copy of this 🙂

  • PizzaBoy

    marketshark looks like the only app that does what i would need it to do. winning a free copy would also mean that i would save 20 bucks which instead i would invest in an ” extra large all dressed w 3 extra toppings pizza – special” at my local pizza joint! anchovies, black olives and extra cheese…here i come!
    🙂

  • Perry Young

    A perfect solution to monitoring a Canadian TFSA plan.

  • Just getting info stock trading and i think this would be ideal to help me out

  • Kosmo

    I’ve just entered the stock market and an app like MarketStock will help me stay on top of my investments while I’m on the go (which happens a lot more recently)!

  • Ex

    Winners:
    – BrodieTheDog
    – Dave

  • BrodieTheDog

    Sweet. Do you need my email
    Address? Really looking forward to useing this. Can you pm me?

  • Ex

    I emailed you earlier today!

  • BrodieTheDog

    For some reason I did not get the email. Kind of weary of just posting my email addy up here. Any suggestions.

  • Ex

    I just sent another email to the address to typed when creating your previous comment.

  • BrodieTheDog

    I get the disqus notification telling me of replies but not the email you sent.

  • Ex

    Email me:
    mike @ iphoneincanada.ca

  • BrodieTheDog

    Still no email. Any suggestions?

  • Ex

    Email me with the address I put in a previous comment.

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