Online investment service Scottrade lets you buy and sell stocks, bonds, and other financial products or research investments without the help of a stock broker. Now the company also offers an Android app that lets you do all of that on the go.

The free Scottrade app for Android joins the company’s apps for iPhone and BlackBerry.

Even without a Scottrade account you can use the app to view market updates, get stock quotes, or read the latest financial news. You can view detailed charts with views for the past day, 5 days, 6 months, 1 year, or 5 years.

If you have an account with the online brokerage you can also monitor your investments and buy or sell stocks directly from your phone. You can also set up alerts.

Scottrade charges $7 per trade, so the app isn’t entirely free to use. But you pay the same price for each transaction whether you’re using the mobile app or the website.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...