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PortfolioRunner

Personalized Stock Portfolio Recommendations


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Published 11/02/2010 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

PortfolioRunner is a simple service intended for investors. Users can create an account and manage their portfolio online. Portfolio Runner makes understanding a good investment plan simple. The site uses three types of investing strategies, including technical, fundamental, and community strategies. The technical strategy uses technology such as indicators and pattern recognition methods to come up with a good plan. Fundamental strategies use projections, discounting, and calculating ratios. Community strategies use the latest stock picks to come up with an ideal investment plan.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

PortfolioRunner came to be in 2009, created by a seasoned group of stock exchange, mathematic, marketing, and information technology professionals. Each founder brought a lot of experience to the table, having come from investment firms, research labs, and global IT agencies. The goal was to form an investment solution that was innovative and could be made available to investors throughout the globe. Today, Portfolio Runner has achieved these goals and refined them by adding helpful features that make the process easy for users.

What are the differences to other apps?

Investing and finance is a complicated industry for any newcomer. Even the seasoned investor has to stay on top of recent developments and changes. Portfolio Runner simplifies the process for all involved, providing fool proof options that help users come up with a good plan for their investments.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

PortfolioRunner offers a very professional appearance with a hint of personality. Stock information is provided in a concise, clear manner that allows users to gather the details they need to make decisions. The sophisticated tools used by PortfolioRunner help users without over complicating the process. The site itself features a primarily white color scheme, with a gentle hint of blue and grey for character.

How does the registration process work?

New users can click the dark blue “Sign Up Now” button found along the bottom left hand side of the homepage. The registration form asks for a username, password, email address, first and last name, country, state, city, and security question and answer. The bottom of the form requests trading information, including the user’s stock trading experience and capital (if they plan to invest). After checking the terms of service agreement check box, the user can click the dark blue “Submit” button at the bottom of the form. The user is advised to check their email for a confirmation link which must be clicked to complete the registration process.

What does it cost to use the application?

Any user can create a Portfolio Runner account right now for free. All the current features are accessible and there are no limitations currently implemented on the free account. That is because Portfolio Runner is still in its beta stages and will change in the future. Eventually, there will be a cost for this service but the creators have not provided any details as far as what that might be. The FAQ states that additional features are in the works as well, which could enhance Portfolio Runner capabilities when the accounts require payment.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Investors who have little time or are only just starting out can appreciate PortfolioRunner. The application is still in its beta stages, so a more refined user base is hard to identify. Overall, PortfolioRunner offers a service that simplifies investing, which is a big plus for the newcomer to the market.

  • Analyze risk to make a sound decision about investments
  • Review top stock recommendations
  • Set up personalized trading recommendations
  • Maintain an online investment portfolio
  • Choose from pre-defined settings to filter stock


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