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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 ...
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. ...
Refer & Get Limited Edition StocksCafe T-shirts!
4 Feb 2019
(Updated: 4 Feb 2019)
Happy Lunar New Year! As you might know, one of the main objectives of StocksCafe this year is to grow. So as you are sharing/talking about your financial freedom journey with your friends and family during this festive season, it would be great if you could also take this opportunity to share the tool/website that hopefully helped a little in your journey :) Token of Appreciation For every person ...
Quick Updates: You can now override Sector & Industry!
1 Feb 2019
Often, users do not agree with the stock's sector and/or industry which are categorized by my upstream data source. Now, you can override them easily. Steps: 1) Using your desktop browser, go to the individual stock page (e.g. DBS). 2) Click on "Edit Sector/Industry". 3) Select the new sector/industry you want. 4) Click update to save. Note that this will only affect your own account. In addition, ...
StocksCafe Mobile App
28 Jan 2019
Short Story Mobile app for StocksCafe is now available again! Here is the Android link and this is the iOS link. This is an early version and hence lacking many features. Of course, I will continue to add more features to it over time and the final goal is to make it as comprehensive as the desktop web version where possible. If you prefer to install the pseudo mobile app which has more features supported ...
Net Worth & Financial Freedom Index
4 Jan 2019
(Updated: 6 May 2019)
With the new ability to include any asset into StocksCafe, we can now compute some interesting numbers useful to almost all investors. I have created a clean-cut dashboard page to display these numbers. Net Worth I hope it is obvious why as an investor you need to know your net worth. In case it is not, you might want to google it or read these articles: here, here and here. Once you have included ...