Monday, May 31, 2010, AM | 22 Comments
Technology in general has helped humans in a variety of fields. May that be predicting earthquake, the complex world of oil and gas exploration, field of astronomy that has recently gone upwards at astronomical proportions [read news about Voyager 2 getting ready to leave our solar system], and similar complexities that humans have endured and may do so in future.
For the public who may or may not understand technology, a software comes along that can make our life and investments easier. Even if we don’t understand the details behind it, which most of us don’t anyway, the user interface should be easy enough for the common folks to understand and grasp the essence of it.
One such field is stock market. In the complex and somewhat complicated world of stock market, when you step in to invest, you must know where and what to step in. JSTOCK is one such software that is free to download and use for investment in the stock market.
JSTOCK is free and open source stock market software. It is meant to be used by beginners who want to get in the investment of stock market but are always afraid to do so. The medium-level and the highly skilled folks [if there is such a human in stock market] can also take advantage of the software. They can use it for comparison with other such software as well.
JSTOCK motto is “Make Your Stock Investment Fun and Easy.”
Below are the main features of JStock software.
The software supports currently four most-used operating systems: Windows, Linux, Apple OS(X) and Solaris. Most folks at home use a flavor of Microsoft Windows and that’s where most downloads are done.
Major world stock markets
Currently JStock supports major world stock markets. These markets are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and of course the United State.
JStock consists of windows or screens that lead you to different features of the software. Some of which are:
Enter a stock symbol and you will be presented with delayed stock prices, and the usual items such as prev, last, high, low, volume, chg, chg %, etc.
Here you will be able to manage your portfolio by calculating your current net worth, all your buy and sell transactions. It also supports keeping a record of your cash and dividends.
You can receive free Short Message Service (SMS) or email stock alert on your selected criteria.
The software comes with pre-built technical indicators to help you determine the right time to buy or sell. Currently it supports Moving Average Convergence / Divergence – MACD, Relative Strength Index – RSI, MFI, and Commodity Channel Index – CCI indicators and are available as such. These indicators are all explained by Wikipedia.
Another important feature is viewing charts on summaries such as Investments Flow Summary, Dividend Summary, Portfolio Summary, History Stock Info and History Stock Index etc. Wikipedia has all the explanation for these charts.
Store all your data in a cloud
You may access your personal JStock data anytime, anywhere. You may upload entire personal JStock data into cloud at home, and open up personal JStock data from cloud at office.
Chit chat with other investors
You may exchange latest stock market tips with other investors.
In a Nutshell
At times, stock market has proven itself to be too complex for us ordinary folks. JStock makes it easy to track your stock investment. It provides well organized stock market information to help you decide your best investment strategy. Good for the beginners as well as the more seasoned investors.
You can give it a try. It’s free. JStock can be downloaded here.Facebook.com/doable.finance