At the top of the home screen, you’ll find the usual suspects of Wall Street — the Dow, NASDAQ, S&P 500 and 10 Year Note. Dive into these for details, or tap the “Briefing” link for a text description of the latest happenings in the financial markets.

Need more? With an E*Trade account, you get the full package, which includes customizing your own stock portfolio, watch lists, alerts and the ability to make trades and then track their status, right from your phone.

It’s truly amazing how far things have come. A few years back, mobile trading required expensive and dedicated gear. Now, you can get it from a free app download.

If you have an E*Trade account, downloading this app is a no-brainer. If not, you’ll still find value here, and it might convince you to sign up for the E*Trade service. I’m sure that’s what E*Trade intended.

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