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Limited Edition StocksCafe T-shirt Referral Program - 19 Aug 2019

In February this year, StocksCafe started a referral program where you can get a high quality limited edition StocksCafe T-shirt if you refer people to sign up with StocksCafe and become a Friend of StocksCafe. The program was supposed to end on 9th August 2019. I have received feedback from some users who are actively referring that they really love the T-shirt. Therefore, I have decided to extend ...


10,000 Registered Users! - 4 Aug 2019

Today is a special day for StocksCafe! After 1,604 days or (about 4 years and 5 months), we finally have our 10,000th registered user. That is about an average of 6.23 users/day. While this is not an amazing sign up rate, it is still an awesome achievement in my opinion considering that we have 1,265 users who have contributed to StocksCafe and 1,082 who are still contributing. A 10% active paying ...


New Feature: Edit Dividends - 19 Jul 2019 (Updated: 21 Jul 2019)

Dividends - be it past, upcoming, or projected - is one of the most popular features in StocksCafe. I understand how important it is for them to be updated and accurate, and with this new feature, we are one step closer to that. Not updated and inaccurate dividends Often, users would write to me and highlight a dividend not reflected in StocksCafe even though the company has already announced it. This ...


One Less Password with Facebook Login - 14 Jul 2019

StocksCafe has integrated Facebook login to allow for quicker login (bonus: you have one less password to remember)! For existing users, please go this page and click on the continue with Facebook button to associate your existing StocksCafe account with your Facebook account. Once you have done that, you will be able to login either via Facebook or StocksCafe username/email. For new users, you can ...


New Feature: Adding Miscellaneous Fees - 17 Jun 2019

When StocksCafe was first built, it was built with many assumptions based on my personal (albeit limited) understanding of stock trading. It included the assumption that fees are only incurred as part of a buy or sell transaction. Clearly, that is incorrect. There are many instances when non-transaction fees are incurred such as the monthly management fees incurred by robo advisors (e.g. StashAway). ...


Slow-loading Pages and Tracking StashAway - 20 May 2019

Slow-loading Pages If you have been using StocksCafe for the last few days, you might have experienced extremely slow loading of some of the pages on desktop. I apologize for the poor experience. It is likely due to the auto-completion feature (suggesting stocks as you type) that is available on some pages such as this and this. It is the combination of poor design of the auto-complete feature and ...


Scrip Dividends - 14 May 2019 (Updated: 18 May 2019)

Some companies/stocks regularly give the option to receive dividends as either cash or shares. Often, to encourage investors to choose shares, they would even offer them at a discounted price to the currently traded price. All along, StocksCafe has always assumed that users would choose cash because it is easy to implement and in my opinion, that is what happens even if you chose shares. You received ...


Quick Updates: Improved Portfolio Report & Dashboard - 6 May 2019

Last week, I spent some time improving Stock Screener. This week, I took time to focus on Portfolio Report & My Dashboard. Apart from various tweaks here and there, I would like to bring your attention to two updates: 1) Customize Baseline: Previously, the performance of portfolios were compared against SGX:ES3 as the baseline. Now, you can customize and set the baseline to be any stock supported ...


Quick Updates: Improved Screener - 2 May 2019 (Updated: 3 May 2019)

Over the last few days, I spent time making several improvements and bug fixes to StocksCafe Screener. Two improvements to bring to attention: 1) Display Metrics: You can now display any metric you want in the results without having to use them in your screener. This can be useful for exploration when you do not yet know the correct value to set for that particular metric in your screener. 2) Customizable ...


StocksCafe Playground - Leveraging on StocksCafe API - 3 Mar 2019

Short Story We now have an open source project aim at educating/sharing on how to use StocksCafe API. You can literally build any feature that you want! Simply go to this GitHub page to learn about all the awesome stuff you can do with StocksCafe API (such as generating and customizing the above graph easily). Full Story The ability to access StocksCafe through API was released a couple of months ago. ...