How to check the 5-year or 10-year stock performance charts on your iPhone with Stocks app

BY Osas Obaizamomwan

Published 13 Feb 2016

There was a good solid week after seeing Wolf of Wall Street that I thought a jump into investment banking and portfolio management seemed like a very plausible idea. Needless to say, I came to my senses. But, at least with the Stocks app on my iPhone I can stay involved in the day-to-day performance of various stocks that I may or may not own. But if you want to make a more informed investment or simply do a deep historical stock review, you can do so within the Stocks app – as far back as 10 years. Let’s check it out.

How to check long-term stock performance on your iPhone with Stocks app

The stock app is really cool for those out there that want to keep track of certain stock performances. Perhaps you are interested in investing in a stock and would like to see how well it has performed. The standard view for any stock automatically displays 1 Day, 1 Week, 1 Month, 3 Months, 6 Months, 1 Year, and finally 2 Years. Tap on the Date marker in order to view the chart for that time period. The selected time period will highlight white.

Apple Stock

But if you are really trying to see the growth potential or any major declines, 2-years might not be enough. So here is a nice little tip on viewing more than those 2-years.

How to check 5-year and 10-year stock performance charts on your iPhone with Stocks app

Open the stocks app and select a stock you think might be of interest. I chose Nike since I own a few pairs, why not see what I am contributing to? The selected stock will highlight a mild gray. Here you will see the 1 Day, 1 Week, 1 Month, 3 Months, 6 Months, 1 Year, finally, 2 Year breakdown we discussed earlier.

Nike Stock

So, if you want to see the 5-year and 10-year performance, a little known tip is to simply rotate your iPhone in landscape mode. You will see the chart expand to include those 5 and 10-year milestones.

5-10 year Stocks

Now, tap on either 5Y or 10Y to see the performance of your stock over that time period. Check out the 10 year performance of Nike’s stock.

Nike Stock - 10 year

Yeah… If only I had money in high school 10 years ago, I would have made a killing. So as you can see, knowing the 5 or 10-year history of stock is helpful to gauge better growth and see where the stock faltered or catapulted. If you swipe left or right, while still in landscape, you can view other stocks that you have listed in the Stocks app.

Even if you are not interested in stocks at all, it is interesting to view, and now that you know that putting your phone in landscape reveals, even more, information, you might start getting interested.

Let us know what stocks you’re checking out in the comment section.