5 Best Stock Tracking Apps In Canada: Keep Tabs On Your Picks (2023)

Do you want to keep track of how your stocks are performing but are not sure which app to consider using?

As of January 2022, Canada’s share of the world’s total stock market was only 2.5%. If you are trading stocks or investing for the long term, it’s important to be mindful of stocks outside of Canada as well.

Stock tracking apps can allow you to see how stock prices fluctuate throughout the trading day.

I will cover the best stock tracking apps in Canada and go through some of their important features.

Best overall portfolio tracking
Wealthica
  • Monitor entire portfolio
  • Highly reviewed and easy to use
  • Free


 

Best for research
Seeking Alpha
  •  Approximately 100 currency pairs
  • Very tight currency spreads
  • Low variable trading commissions
Best for investment breadth
Yahoo Finance
  • Excellent charting
  • Useful for specific stock information
  • Free

Criteria used to Rank the Best Stock Tracking Apps

I take a look at the following criteria when ranking the best stock tracking apps:

  1. App store reception: how well the app is received on both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.
  2. Cost: whether the stock tracking app is free.
  3. Tools and features: does the stock app offer tools such as watchlists and stock screeners?

Research: are you able to access stock research through the app?

5 Best Stock Tracking Apps in Canada

1. Wealthica: Best Overall Portfolio Tracking

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 Wealth Awesome Score: 9/10

  • App store reception: Excellent
  • Apple App Store rating: 4.6 stars out of 5
  • Google Play Store rating: 4.8 stars out of 5
  • Cost: Free (upgrade available)
  • Tools and features: Extensive
  • Research: No
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Do use Wealthica if: You are looking to track multiple accounts and stocks all under one app.

Do not use Wealthica if: You are looking for stock research and investment ideas.

Wealthica takes the top spot on my list by a good margin as the top stock tracking application in Canada. The application is the Canadian equivalent of the Personal Capital app, an extremely popular app in the US.

Wealthica is an extremely useful application for most investors, especially if you hold accounts at different financial institutions. It allows you to see all of your accounts and investments across multiple institutions all in one place.

The Wealthica app is extremely well-reviewed on both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

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The application is free to use but also comes with the option to upgrade to a Premium account ($11.99 a month) or a Pro account ($24.99/month). The upgrades come with some additional features but the core functionality of the app is available for free users.

Wealthica allows you to:

  • Track portfolios, stocks, ETFs, and other asset classes
  • Track transactions
  • Create personal assets (home, car, etc.)
  • Group your accounts together

The app does not offer stock research or recommendations – you will have to consider other apps if these aspects are important to you.

You can open an account with Wealthica here.

Pros
  • Excellent reviews and ratings
  • Track a wide range of assets all under one application
Cons
  • Lacking stock research and other investment insights

2. Seeking Alpha: Best for Stock and Investment Insights

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 Wealth Awesome Score: 8.5/10

  • App store reception: Excellent
  • Apple App Store rating: 4.8 stars out of 5
  • Google Play Store rating: 4.1 stars out of 5
  • Cost: Free (upgrade available)
  • Tools and features: Average
  • Research: Great

Do use Seeking Alpha if: You are looking for investment and stock insights.

Do not use Seeking Alpha if: You are looking for an entirely free app (as the basic access is fairly limited).

Seeking Alpha is another stock tracking app to consider using that comes with an abundance of investment insights and stock research. Although the quality and breadth of content are very high, access to more than a limited amount of content is restricted for either premium or pro subscribers.

Seeking Alpha has great ratings across both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

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Seeking Alpha offers you several features:

  • The ability to follow your stocks through a customizable portfolio
  • Access well-researched investment ideas
  • High-quality investment and market news coverage
  • Up-to-date broad market performance

Due to the limited access available to free users, it is highly recommended to subscribe as a premium or pro user to gain the full functionality of the app. From this perspective, the app can be quite expensive – a premium subscription currently costs $119 for one year, while a pro subscription costs $499 per year.

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The tools and functionality of Seeking Alpha, outside of providing investment insights, are fairly limited relative to peers. Despite this, it is a great application to consider if you value high-quality stock, investment, or market research.

Pros
  • Great market and investment research and insights
  • Free limited access
  • Ability to create and track a personal portfolio
Cons
  • Premium and pro subscription tiers are expensive

3. Yahoo Finance

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 Wealth Awesome Score: 8/10

  • App store reception: Excellent
  • Apple App Store rating: 4.7 stars out of 5
  • Google Play Store rating: 4.1 stars out of 5
  • Cost: Free (upgrade available)
  • Tools and features: Great
  • Research: Good

Do use Yahoo Finance if: You are looking for a simple interface to track stocks, ETFs, and crypto.

Do not use Yahoo Finance if: You are looking to track your net worth in a more holistic way.

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Coming up in third place, just barely behind Seeking Alpha, is Yahoo Finance. Yahoo Finance is more geared towards real-time quotes and updates on stocks and ETFs, with less of a focus on investment insights and research (relative to Seeking Alpha).

Similar to our other highly-recommended apps, Yahoo Finance has excellent reviews on both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

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Yahoo Finance offers a great number of features to free users. These include:

  • Tracking your personal portfolio
  • Access to a portfolio construction tool
  • Following stocks, ETFs, and crypto in real time
  • Access to high-quality stock charts

Upgrading to Yahoo Finance Plus comes with two price options, both of which unlock additional tools:

  1. Yahoo Finance Plus Lite: $24.99 billed monthly or $249.99 annually.
  2. Yahoo Finance Plus Essential: $34.99 billed monthly or $349.99 annually.

Yahoo Finance also provides some market and investment research to clients. The amount of research and insights is lower than what you would expect from an app like Seeking Alpha.

Pros
  • Track stocks and ETFs with ease while accessing high-quality graphs
  • Good access to tools for free users
  • Excellent app reviews
Cons
  • Plus Lite and Plus Essential are expensive

4. Morningstar (for Investors)

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 Wealth Awesome Score: 7.5/10

  • App store reception: Excellent
  • Apple App Store rating: 4.7 stars out of 5
  • Google Play Store rating: Unrated
  • Cost: Free (upgrade available)
  • Tools and features: Great
  • Research: Good

Morningstar is a large provider of market data and research to professionals and advisors around the world. Morningstar for investors is its stock tracking app with great reviews that allows you to watch investments and securities in real time.

Morningstar for investors has great reviews on the Apple App Store but has very few downloads (50) and no reviews on the Google Play Store. In order to access the app, users will have to register on the Morningstar website.

Some of the app’s key features include

  • Real-time security quotes
  • Analyst research, investment commentary, and videos
  • Portfolio monitoring tools
  • Custom-tailored investment news and research (based on your personal interests)

You are able to sign up for Morningstar Premium with a 7-day free trial (which costs approximately $30 per month after) in order to access the full functionality of the app. Non-paying customers are only able to access basic tools and research, with free content decreasing over time.

A key benefit of using Morningstar is its strong reputation and quality insights.

Pros
  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Ability to track a wide range of investments (not just stocks)
  • Can seamlessly transition between the app and the Morningstar website
Cons
  • Expensive premium membership
  • A large number of insights are offered behind the paywall

5. Stock Rover

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 Wealth Awesome Score: 7/10

  • App store reception: N/A
  • Apple App Store rating: N/A
  • Google Play Store rating: N/A
  • Cost: Free (upgrade available)
  • Tools and features: Good
  • Research: Good

Stock Rover is a less-known portfolio and stock tracking app that offers great functionality through its free plan.

Although the website does not have a mobile app offered through the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store, Stock Rover automatically detects if you access it through a tablet (greater than 7 inches in size). It will revert to a tablet-formatted version automatically without having to install a separate app.

Stock Rover offers several plan types:

  1. Stock Rover Free: No cost but includes ads
  2. Stock Rover Essentials: Includes everything in free, adds additional features and removes ads ($7.99 per month / $79.99 per year / $139.99 for two years)
  3. Stock Rover Premium: Includes everything in essentials, adds additional features ($17.99 per month / $179.99 per year / $319.99 for two years)
  4. Stock Rover Premium Plus: Includes everything in premium, adds additional features ($27.99 per month / $279.99 per year / $479.99 for two years)

The free version offers excellent tools, including:

  • Info on over 8,500 North American stocks
  • Coverage of 4,000 ETFs and 40,000 mutual funds
  • Multiple dashboards and charting capabilities
  • Market news
  • Earnings calendar

Stock Rover Free offers good research but offers even better quality insights as you move up in subscription.

Pros
  • Multiple paid packages offering different resources
  • Good tools and resources offered at the free level
Cons
  • No official mobile app, with an “app” layout only available on tablets that are larger than seven inches

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I Monitor the Stock Market in Canada?

Monitoring the broad Canadian stock market is fairly easy to do. You can get a sense of how the market is performing at any time by looking at a Canadian broad market index such as the S&P/TSX Composite index.

What is the most Accurate Stock Tracker?

Most stock tracking apps update stock prices in real-time and are equally accurate.

How do I Track all of my Stocks?

Tracking a group or basket of stocks can be done through a watchlist. Watchlists are very easy to create on most stock tracking apps and allow you to search for and add stocks that you hold in one or more of your personal portfolios.

Once the watchlist contains all of your stocks, you can quickly track all of your stocks in one place.

What are the Best Investment Apps in Canada?

Investment apps, or apps that allow you to trade and manage your own investments, come with many different features. These apps typically reflect the features offered by the underlying discount brokerage.

Be sure to read my in-depth guide on the best investment apps in Canada.

Conclusion

Best Stock Tracking Apps In Canada

When considering the various criteria for ranking the best stock-tracking apps in Canada, Wealthica is the top choice for Canadians looking to track their stocks, investments, as well as their overall net worth. The ability to group accounts from multiple institutions under one platform is invaluable.

With that said, the remainder of the stock tracking apps on my list are almost all very highly rated and received.

Seeking Alpha is a great app to consider if you greatly value investment research, while Yahoo Finance is a good choice if you are looking for high investment breadth.

If you are also thinking of trading stocks through an app (most trading apps allow you to create stock watchlists anyway), make sure to read my guide on the best stock trading mobile apps in Canada.

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Author Bio - Christopher Liew is a CFA Charterholder with 11 years of finance experience and the creator of Wealthawesome.com. Read about how he quit his 6-figure salary career to travel the world here.

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1 thought on “5 Best Stock Tracking Apps In Canada: Keep Tabs On Your Picks (2023)”

  1. I don’t see Mint on your list. I have been using Mint for 10 years, fantastic app! Instant net Worth and investment values, easy to customize.

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