StockMarketEye

StockMarketEye

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 7 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.3.1
File Size:
26.73MB
Date Added:
August 01, 2014
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $59.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
13,833
Downloads Last Week:
56
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Additional Requirements:
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Editors' review

For investors, Wall Street is much like the typical toddler is to parents: it bears watching. If you're serious about keeping up with the stock market, sooner or later you'll need a tool that will help you track it. Many such tools involve an expensive service and subscription fees, but StockMarketEye from TransparenTech tracks stock prices via on-demand or streaming quote data, organizes your portfolio into handy Watch Lists, and even estimates stock prices based on potential movements, but for an affordable, one-time purchase price without recurring fees.

StockMarketEye's simple dialog-based interface is one of the clearest, cleanest displays of securities market data we've seen. These tend to be complex affairs full of boxes and buttons that often look more like tax forms than software, but StockMarketEye manages to clean it all up without leaving anything out. Clicking on a stock symbol's data row calls up a price graph that you can set to display from four weeks to 10 years of prices. You can also choose among several graph, cursor, and marker styles as well as select which technical indicators to chart. There's a stock symbol search feature that's most welcome for those investors who don't have the Dow memorized. Its historical price charts can save time when you're researching buys.

This is not only one of the cleanest-looking but also one of the easiest stock trackers we've used. The program offers a sample portfolio, My 401K, which helped us quickly get a feel for how it operates and simplifies setting up StockMarketEye to track the type of investments most common to most users. We created a new Watch List, quickly found a few sample stocks to track, and added them with a few clicks. Selecting any symbol highlighted its current data and called up its price graph. Dragging the cursor along the graph instantly displays the historical data for any particular point. We also like the way you can toggle easily between price and fundamentals views. A left-hand navigation pane made jumping from portfolios to watch lists easy. StockMarketEye even accepts data imported in Quicken's QIF file format. StockMarketEye isn't an analysis tool; it won't pick investments for you, just help you keep track of them. We recommend it.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of StockMarketEye 2.4.2. The trial version is limited to 30 days.

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  • 5 stars

    "Best portfolio tracker by far. Intuitive and thoughful"

    November 11, 2013   |   By warchua

    Version: StockMarketEye 3.1.4

    Pros

    - true multiple currency support
    - international stock markets support
    - intuitive stock transactions recording
    - multiple portfolio support
    - customizable portfolio columns
    - useful portfolio valuation view
    - easy to use stock alerts
    - online synch with multiple devices
    - prompt and thoughtful customer support

    Cons

    - initial portfolio import could be smoother
    - cash balance should have multiple currencies breakdown
    - iPad support unavailable. I have to blow up the iPhone version.
    - not for people who want a full-featured financial management sofware. It does not do bills or taxes but it does portfolio tracking very well.

    Summary

    After using Quicken for Mac for many years I've decided to finally get rid of it and try something new. I went through many software including Investoscope, Ibank, Portfolio Analyst, Money dance and Quicken for Windows. I was never fully satisfied with any of them.

    As a non-US investor, the biggest issue was usually the US-centric software. Most had some form of currency feature but few had international stocks support. Some software like Porfolio Analyst was very difficult to use. Quicken had many features but it was buggy and no online support.

    I currently have StockMarketEye on my desktop, Laptop and iPad. It's easy to synchronize them online. I wake up in the morning and check stockmarketeye on my ipad even before bloomberg.

    I'm writing this glowing review to give credit where it's due. It's a great software and I wish Transparentech all the best. It deserves to do well and I hope the team will continue to improve and refine their product.

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  • 4 stars

    "A Very Good Start"

    September 30, 2011   |   By zzpatrick

    Version: StockMarketEye 2.8.4

    Pros

    The program is reasonably fast and easy to use. Charts look great. Printer output is very good. Export works well.

    Cons

    Create your watchlists and portfolios offline or when the markets are closed to save resources. Prints to pdf file instead of directly to printer. Import doesn't work at all.

    Summary

    It's a good trial program,.but since some functions don't work, I wouldn't suggest buying it at this time. When everything works, I'd strongly recommend it. Till then, download it and use it for 30-days. Then wait to see what happens.

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  • 1 stars

    "Buggy and impossible to fix mistakes"

    August 10, 2011   |   By telms

    Version: StockMarketEye 2.8.2

    Pros

    Nice look and feel, once everything works

    Cons

    Too buggy to use.

    Summary

    Very disappointed. Looks like it will be a good product once it's stabilized, but it's not usable as is.

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  • 2 stars

    "If you follow more than 100 stocks try something else"

    June 10, 2011   |   By raddmann

    Version: StockMarketEye 2.8.1

    Pros

    Good support and frequent updates. Has features I want that similar programs don't offer

    Cons

    Very poor and slow execution while retrieving stock quotes. Stability problems,

    Summary

    My actual rating is 2.5 stars (Marketeye 2.8.1). I was very excited when I first tried this program. I entered in the 15 or so stocks in my real portfolio and also a watch list with about 10 other stocks I like to follow and the program worked well. Then I became more ambitious and created a watch list with about 200 stocks and that's where my problems began. It took forever to get quotes for these stocks with a 7 megabit DSL connection. The program retrieves data from Yahoo and Google (suposedly) . The yahoo stock database is pretty good and it's free but the servers are very unreliable which is why this program doesn't work well. Every time I try to update my watchlist about 20% of the stocks refuse to update at all or take a ridiculously long time (hours). The truth is that if you are a serious investor that wants to follow a lot of stocks is that you need to get your quotes from a private provider which will set you back a few bucks each month. The program currently does not offer any access to private data providers. If the issues with retrieving quotes were fixed this would be a great program. Unfortunately this will require Yahoo to upgrade it's servers so they will be more reliable which I don't see happening anytime soon. The program also freezes up frequently which is not good and seems to require a lot of memory which is an issue with many laptop computers.

    On the plus side the program offers more fields than other programs like Tradetrakker. It will allow you to track the progress of your stocks over a 1 day , 1 week , 1 month , 3 month , 6 month, 1 year , 2 year , 3 year or even 10 year period which is useful. What impressed me most though was how the program developers are continually issuing program updates and also will take the time to answer your emails. I get the feeling that they genuinely are interested in making this the best program out there and want the users to be happy which I can't say about most software developers these days. This gives me hope that the issue with retrieving stock data will be improved at some point.

    Bottom line : If you only follow 25 stocks or so the program is good. However if you are a serious investor interested in following a large number of stocks you'll be better off biting the bullet and buying a pricier professional quality program with access to a reliable private stock database. Also if you have a somewhat underpowered laptop or pc , stabilty issues will drive you crazy with Stockmarketeye. If they can figure out how to reliably retrieve data so users can follow more than just a few stocks and improve stabilty issues I'd give this 5 stars. As long as they rely on free servers like Yahoo to retrieve data - well you get what you pay for : Unreliability and slow performance.

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  • 5 stars

    "Watch your holdings grow"

    March 25, 2011   |   By Katman01

    Version: StockMarketEye 2.7.2

    Pros

    Super tracking of stock holdings with immediate view of totals and individual stocks.

    Cons

    Difficult to create an importable file. Easiest to enter each individually.

    Summary

    Well worth setting up if you have any sort of a portfolio.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great Stock Tracking Software"

    October 29, 2010   |   By perrrob

    Version: StockMarketEye 2.5

    Pros

    - Extremely easy to learn.
    - Let's you track as many stocks as you want.
    - Clean interface.
    - Works very well with foreign currencies ... big plus for me as I'm Canadian.

    Cons

    Can't think of any ... ok, maybe: can't create sub-categories within Watch lists.

    Summary

    As the CNET review says, this is a very easy tool to learn.

    Give it a try, I'm sure you'll adopt it.

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  • 5 stars

    "excellent uncluttered charting /portfolio software"

    June 10, 2010   |   By Jaap_98

    Version: StockMarketEye 2.4.0

    Pros

    Great Customer support, features continously being added. Most exchanges, stocks, options and currencies supported. Further exciting features should come soon. Cant wait.

    Cons

    still some features missing, alerts, news Although i believe these will be added. Some sort of sync to an Iphone app wold be great.

    Summary

    I have spent a lot of time testing various offerings; nothing could beat excel and yahoo Finance Portfolios. This has now changed! MUCH faster to flick through portfolios and watchlists, compare fundamentals and charts. (although a link to excel would still be great).
    Nice layout, not overcomplicated. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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