StockTouch Blog

Coolest New Feature – Live Map Trading Animation!

November 11, 2014 by Jennifer

Our team is so excited about this feature!!!  The new Live Map Trading Animation shows upticks and downticks in real time. Upticks flash with green text and Downticks flash with red text. Hot Stocks, Favorites, Watchlists all have live animation

To turn the Map Animation feature on/off, go to the Star “Preferences” menu icon, then tap Map Animation in the menu.  Only available in the Pro version today.  In our next update we are adding a free preview of StockTouch Pro so you can experience it for yourself.  We invite you to comment at support@stocktouch.com with feedback and product suggestions.

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Favorites

October 14, 2011 by Jennifer

Version 1.3 of StockTouch introduces a new feature we are calling Favorites. This feature gives you the ability to mark stocks on our heat maps (currently U.S 900 and Global 900 stocks), and easily view or hide the stocks that you have marked. This is our first baby step towards offering more powerful and flexible Watchlists. By no means are we done; consider this feature a small taste of where we want to take customization.

You favorite a stock in an obvious place: on its main screen. On the iPad you will see a Favorites icon in the upper right of a given stock’s screen, and on the iPhone it will be oriented slightly more towards the top center of the screen:

Favoriting stocks is as simple as touching that little icon. Now that you’ve started favoriting stocks, they are remembered by the app, and quietly stored in iCloud so that they will also appear if you open StockTouch on another device that is linked to your AppleID. For example, if you Favorite your stocks on your iPad, the next time you open up your iPhone, they will magically appear on the screen. Note that you need to be using iOS 5 on both devices for this quiet syncing over iCloud to work. If you are not using iOS 5, your Favorites will still work, but they will stay on your device and not utilize iCloud.

After you pinch to zoom back out of Level 3, you will notice that the screen has changed slightly. Your Favorites now stand apart from their peers slightly. The interface still looks and behaves the same way, but we’ve added some subtle effects that lift your Favorites off the screen and enable you to quickly identity them among the 900 other stocks on the screen.

Favorites can be easily turned on and off by touching the star in the menu on the right side of the screen (for both iPad and iPhone versions of the app). This menu allows you to show/hide both your Favorites and market indices.

When your Favorites are turned on, you can surf through the app to your heart’s content, and these stocks will also being quickly identifiable amidst the noise of the markets. It’s particularly helpful to see how your Favorites rank compared to their sector peers over a given time period, and even additionally against the S&P 500. Here’s an example of how Apple, Microsoft, Google and Salesforce.com have fared vs. the S&P amidst their sector peers, over the past six months:

We hope you enjoy this important new feature in StockTouch, and as always encourage you to contact us with your feedback at support@stocktouch.com, on our Facebook page, or via Twitter.

 

 

 

 

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New Feature: Winners

October 9, 2011 by Jennifer

Version 1.2 of StockTouch is now available in the App Store, and one of the features that we are really excited about is a feature we call “Winners.” It gives you the ability to instantly sort companies by percentage gain/loss to viscerally view top performers. To use it, touch the Arrange menu and choose Winners:

If you are already viewing price, what you will see is a descending array of stocks within each sector that places the top gainers in the upper left and arranges the subsequent gainers sequentially across and below within that sector, in lexigraphical order:

Another interesting approach is to cross reference price performance with volume. You can do this by viewing a given sector (or all 900 companies) in Winners mode, and switching back and forth between Price and Volume. Here’s an example using the Tech sector, in 1 week time mode:

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Tutorial: Display vs. S&P 500

September 23, 2011 by Jennifer

A nifty feature included in the latest update to StockTouch enables you to benchmark your view of StockTouch relative to the S&P 500. This is something that our customers have requested since we launched in the end of June, and we are happy to bring it to life in this latest update. You access this capability via the Display menu on the right sidebar of the app (see image to the right).

Viewing stocks relative to the S&P 500 (or any other index for that matter) is especially valuable when the market is moving up or down as a whole. For example, on Wednesday September 21 the market was sharply down across the board. StockTouch as a whole was showing an impressive amount of red. As a matter of fact, only 26 out of 900 stocks in our U.S. view gained more than .5%. So looking at StockTouch without any filtering gave you a sense of a market in distress.

But which stocks outperformed and underperformed the S&P? This became much more salient, and even patternistic, with our new feature:

Note how much more obvious it is that Finance, Materials, Industrial Goods and Energy were underperforming the S&P 500. Also, note how Technology did its best to hang onto some decent numbers, while Utilities held up (relatively) well, possibly due to demand for dividend yielding stocks.

This feature is useful not only intraday, but looking out across longer periods of time. Enjoy, and as always, please don’t hesitate to let us know what you think.

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Tutorial: Display Price, Volume, vs. S&P 500, vs. Sector

September 21, 2011 by Jennifer

Here’s a short video that walks you through the basic display of price, volume, vs. S&P 500 and vs. sector in StockTouch, with an eye towards understanding how benchmarking off the S&P 500 can be very helpful on days (or periods of time) when the market is uniformly up or down.

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Restarting the App

September 7, 2011 by Jennifer

Here’s a quick explanation of how to restart StockTouch on an iPad.

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