Fidelity Investments is among the biggest names in the market when it comes to financial services. A lot of big players in the stock exchange rely on data acquired from Fidelity to conduct their businesses and make investments. You can stay in touch with your Fidelity Investments account using its web version of course, but it is always nice to get on-the-go access for any service in form of dedicated mobile apps. If you work in the finance indistry and own a Windows Phone, the service’s WP8 app can prove to be an asset. It supports account login but even if you are not a registered Fidelity Investments user, you can use the app to keep an eye on the stock market, read latest news stories related to companies of your interest, and get detailed exchange stats for any particular stock.
Fidelity Investments is not the first app of its kind to be released in the WP Store. In fact, apps like Bloomberg and E*TRADE have long made the lives of WP8’s business community easier. This new release resembles E*TRADE, but the overall impression of Fidelity Investments is a little better than the older app. For one thing, Fidelity has a neater interface, and it also supports multiple live tiles. You can pin a particular section of the app or the home page of a company to your Start screen.
A Fidelity account is needed if you want to maintain your personalized news streams and watch lists, but almost all the other features of the app remains accessible even if you are not signed in. The main page shows the latest data from major U.S. markets in both graphical and statistical form. You get to see the progress of Dow Jones, NASDAQ, S&P 500 and Russell 3000. If you are looking for details regarding a particular stock, head to the ‘quote’ section and perform a search. The ‘Watch List’ section can help Fidelity Investments users in making sure that information regarding the shares they own is always within easy reach.
Fidelity Investments has a news section that can give Bloomberg a run for its money. By default, only top stories show up in the news list, but you can also choose to switch between different categories for more detailed coverage. The reading view in Fidelity Investments is pretty simple, and the only option you get there is for changing the font size.
Registered Fidelity users can employ the app in trading stocks right from their device. Even if you don’t want to trade, it is possible to closely monitor charts and news stories related to a particular stock.
Fidelity Investments is a free app and can be used on any Windows Phone 8 device. Give it a go by heading to the following link.