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For millions of investors, Morningstar.com is the first choice for independent investment research and insights. Now you can experience the best of our flagship website on your iPhone. Our app gives investors access to comprehensive investment data covering stocks, mutual funds, ETFs, and CEFs plus personalized portfolio tracking tools and the latest news and videos.
CURRENT MORNINGSTAR.COM BASIC AND PREMIUM MEMBERS can log into the app to get seamless access to existing accounts. New users can create an account to build and monitor their portfolios and watchlists.
•Award-winning analyst research, investment commentary, and videos
•Current U.S. market barometer and global indexes performance
•Top 10 gainers, losers, and most active securities
•Portfolio monitoring tools
•Curated news and research pertaining to your investment interests
•Premium data and analysis (Premium Membership required)
Kiplinger has recognized Morningstar's mobile app as one of the "7 Best Free Investing Apps for 2011." Additionally, the app was recently named one of the best investing apps by Money Magazine and Morningstar was named the Best Mobile Solutions Provider in the 2013 and 2014 Waters Rankings.
ABOUT MORNINGSTAR, INC.
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. We offer an extensive line of products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. Morningstar provides data on hundreds of thousands of investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on millions of equities, indexes, futures, options, commodities, and precious metals, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets.
What's New in Version 3.1.0
• Load your portfolios twice as quickly with the reconstructed snapshot view
• Improved readability with bolder fonts across the app
• New data strip at the top of snapshot view that prominently showcases your portfolio total value and day change
• Help screen to highlight the new features of portfolio snapshot
• Smooth scrolling of portfolio data
Fails to completely load every time
About 40% of the time, the app will act as if it is downloading data upon initial opening, but never completes. Neither will it allow you to change selections. Hard shutdowns of the app don't work either, so you have to wait for a completely different time of the day to try again. What makes it more frustrating is that even when it is performing, it is so slow in retrieving the info that you can't be sure it is working, unless you leave it alone for at least 2 minutes.
Much easier to use iPhone's ticker if you just want to check barometers or individual symbols.
Echo complaints of others
The new version is a hugely retrograde step. It's interminably slow, the designers have tried to squeeze an iPad screen's worth of information into the limited real estate of an iPhone screen, making it hard to see anything at a glance. Result: I have almost entirely stopped using the app on my iPhone (it was by far - by far - my most heavily used app beforehand) in favor of my iPad where I still have the old iPhone app running. Makes it much less convenient on the go. Otherwise I go to Reuters or Bloomberg for quick price checks. M*, you blew it with this one. Please bring back the old version, even if you have to rebadge it as M*Lite to save face.
Star rating - LOL!
Ironic that you're asked to give a star rating for an app developed by Morningstar which is known for its star-rating system. Although this app isn't awful, it's still only average. I can get infinitely more information on funds with the Bloomberg app than this one. Except for the star rating, the app doesn't really offer much more than similar apps. I used to have three apps, including this one, and ditched all of them after I discovered I could get everything those apps offered and more with just Bloomberg Business.