JoeSoft Stox offers some useful comparison tools and easy access to some useful news links. Stox does a nice job of assembling tracking and graphing applets with links to some open source trading advice. It does a good job of integrating financial information from a variety of sources. There's a desktop ticker that looks cute and will make your less savvy neighbor think you're a junior Wall Street broker. The news comes from sources like Yahoo and Fortune/CNN. The graphics and overall interface looks very nice. However, you must manually enter your transactions to keep your portfolios updated and current. If you already use an online brokerage website, a lot of this input may feel redundant. I also experienced a number of problems with the software, many resolved with an updated serial number, and other issues are reported to have been resolved with the Stox 1.1 update (which I have not had the chance to try yet). Stox, when working properly, does integrate some useful stock reporting features in one place, and is a nice tool to have for those that regularly watch stocks.