Official Fidelity Investments app for Windows Phone 8 arrives

The free and official Fidelity Investments app for Windows Phone 8 is now available in the Store. Download it here. (As with any new app, it might take a bit to show up in search results.)

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Design-wise, it’s an impressive debut that makes particularly good use of Live Tiles. The app shows your brokerage account info and watch lists, and also lets you trade stocks, ETFs, mutual funds and options. Not a Fidelity customer? The app still serves as a great all-purpose financial app, supplying the latest market news and real-time stock quotes. The colorful interactive stock charts are particularly nice.

About those Live Tiles: You can pin individual securities directly to your Start screen for continuous quotes (you’ll find the option in the app bar menu on the security’s details screen). I also like how the tiles turn red or green to reflect market swings. If you choose a larger Live Tile, you’ll see news stories about the stock on the tile’s flip side. Give it a go and let me know what you think.

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