Keeping track of stock prices can be tough if you don’t put a lot of time into it. Talking to your broker, calling in to make trades and sitting down at the end of the day to watch the investment shows on television all take up a lot of time that many people may not have.

But this shouldn’t stop you from becoming a savvy investor, especially with all of the mobile apps that are available for Apple devices that can keep you constantly-connected to the financial world, whether you’re a pro or a first-time investor. There are always reliable sources out there for the latest news on stocks and precious metal prices, like moneymorning.com, but you can also stay up-to-date with some of these great apps:

Stock+Options

This is a serious application for serious investors. It is one of the more expensive apps that you can find (nearly $50 in the app store), but you get what you pay for. This is the kind of app that can replace your broker and allow you to control every aspect of your trades and your overall portfolio.

Not only does Stock+Option track all of the markets around the world — from stock exchanges to precious metals and other commodities — but it lets you manage all of your portfolios, so you can buy and sell shares as you see fit in real time. This is a great way to take advantage of sharp market declines and gains that you might otherwise miss out on with a traditional broker. There are also plenty of historical graphs and charts that help you research trends and keep track of what’s going on around the world.

Stock+Options also has detailed news feeds from around the world that will give you real-time updates on market conditions and investment advice. It’s an all-around great app for serious investors.

Stock Pro

This app is a very popular stock-tracking app that comes with a cheaper $16 price tag. While this app isn’t quite as comprehensive as Stock+Option, it will provide almost any investor with the relevant news, insights and reports that are necessary to make well-informed trades and decisions.

You can get quotes from several major indices, including the DOW Jones and S&P 500, with only a small delay of 15 minutes or so. This will let you stay current on market events so you can make the trades that are best for your portfolio. You can keep track of several portfolios at once, and the app features a simple stock symbol lookup that makes it easy to find new stocks.

You can also create an unlimited amount of watchlists to keep your eye on intriguing possibilities and you can look up charts and graphs that will help with your research.

Yahoo Finance

There are also plenty of free apps out there to help investors who just want to keep tabs on prices and get up-to-the-minute news rather than managing their entire portfolio online. Yahoo Finance is a great app for those who still use traditional brokers but want to stay current on news and trends.

This apps has a great stock-tracking feature that allows you to create watchlists in order to tracks stocks you’re interested in. With a super-simple user interface, you can toggle between historical charts and graphs as well as real-time market prices that will help you make the right trades at the right time. You can also track currencies and commodities if you are interested in more that the tradition stocks.

You are still able to sync your portfolios across all of your Apple devices with this app, although this feature is just for tracking: you cannot make trades directly through the app. That’s why it’s a great tool for staying informed. It has taken all of the unnecessary things that you don’t need and trimmed them down into an informative app that can help traders of all degrees.

CNBC Business News and Finance

This is another great free app that is available for all iOS devices, as well as Apple desktop users. Like Yahoo, this app is paired down and streamlined to provide you with only the important information you need to make savvy decisions.

A great feature of this app is that Apple Watch users can set alerts on their stocks. You can also get discounts to CNBC subscriptions for more in-depth coverage.

In today’s constantly-connected world, stay current on your portfolio with these apps.

Jessica Dale has a job in investment banking and enjoys using all of the latest technology to her advantage. She writes about trading, investing and tech in her articles which appear online.