Needless to say that almost everything revolves around money, and all accounts from important players on the stock market have their budget kept track of. This is a helpful situation for investors, especially if they use applications like NetStock Portable to stay updated with the latest changes in stock prices.

Just as the name clearly points out, this is the edition of NetStock you can easily carry around on a USB flash drive to use on other computers as well. However, you need to make sure that the target PC has constant Internet access to be able to retrieve stock values.

When launched, the application asks whether you want to track US or European businesses, but this is only for the program to know which preset tickers to bring up by default. Regardless of your choice, you’re free to then add tickers for companies from all around the world. These are all enlisted in a table, along with ticker, full name, price, change, date, and time.

Adding new items on the list isn’t that much of a deal. A new window shows up, with several fields to add the ticker symbol, warn above or below limits, shares owned, cost basis, option price, and cash in account. If you’re unsure about a ticker symbol, there’s a built-in function to take you online and help find it.

The application lets you manage more features, such as what columns to show, and a thorough data preferences screen which gives you the possibility to configure where to grab data from, how time is shown, set up an audio alarm for modifiers, and more. In addition, export options allow you to generate full reports, or just for Quicken, as well as MetaStock.

All things considered, we come to the conclusion that NetStock Portable is a practical application with which to stay updated with latest changes in the stock market. The visual design is simplistic, letting individuals of all levels of experience get the hang of things in little time, with thorough source configuration, making it worth a try overall.