Facebook has finally gone public. The much-fussed-over IPO came to pass this morning, making its debut on the Nasdaq at $38 per share. So what does that mean for you, the average joe? Unfortunately not much, since majority of the shares have likely already been scooped up by various bigwigs and moguls, and they’ll only become available once more to the public when they begin to lose their value.
However, if there’s one thing this frenzied affair has sparked in you, it’s probably at least a tiny bit of renewed interest in stocks, how they work, and how to track them. After all, it’s a little hard to get started on something that esoteric! But if you’ve got a smartphone and some storage space to spare, why not check out some of these stock apps (no, not that kind) that we’ve rounded up for your benefit? You don’t have anything to lose — Zuckerberg and co. are billionaires now, while these apps are free. Learn from them while saving every penny on your road to affluence.
A recognizable name amongst the mainstream public by any measure, Bloomberg has come out with an official app on both iOS and Android to give users instant access to its vast and comprehensive database of business news, market data and portfolio tracking tools.
Get market-moving news from a broad swath of categories -- 35 in total -- ranging from Economics, Politics, Technology, Health Care, Currencies, Emerging Markets and more. The Bloomberg is sure to satiate whatever hankerings you have to learn finance, giving you a perspective of the subject from multiple angles. It even supports live Bloomberg TV and videos on the top business stories in-app.