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StocksCafe Now Supports Any Asset! - 28 Dec 2018

Regularly, I would receive requests asking, "When will StocksCafe include XXX?". They are typically other exchanges like London Stock Exchange or Australia Stock Exchange. Occasionally, it would be about commodities or other assets such as insurance, mutual funds, etc. Ideally, StocksCafe would be able to include at least all major exchanges, commodities, and funds in the future. However, I am not ...


StocksCafe API and Customizable Tax Rates - 17 Dec 2018

StocksCafe API As StocksCafe continues to grow in term of the number of features and complexity, it is time to shift from Monolithic Architecture to Microservices Architecture in order to maintain flexibility and scalability among other advantages. In laymen terms, this simply means that instead of StocksCafe being one giant chunk of software, it is now broken down into many smaller manageable pieces. ...


StocksCafe Tutorials - 10 Dec 2018

No man is an island. StocksCafe has come a long way with the support of many, many people and users. Today, under the suggestion and support of an awesome user, urameshi85, I am very happy to announce a new StocksCafe initiative - StocksCafe Tutorials. With new features being regularly added to StocksCafe but often not properly documented, the number one complaint from new users (especially new investors) ...


Lost Last 3 Days of StocksCafe Forum - 25 Nov 2018

I am very sorry but as the title indicates, the last 3 days of data on StocksCafe Forum (forum.stocks.cafe) are lost. Please rest assured that this did not affect other StocksCafe systems and/or data at all as they are on independent servers. I am now glad that I spent the extra money to keep them separated. Why? The main reason is mostly due to my ignorance. I was trying to update the open source ...


Upcoming Pricing Changes in 2019 - 15 Nov 2018 (Updated: 15 Nov 2018)

Note: If you are already Friend of StocksCafe (when your subscription ends), price changes does not affect you. It will always be fixed at the rate (your personalized rate) when you first contributed :) Last year, when I announced the price change and switch to contribution mode in mid December, several users feedbacked that the announcement was too last minute and they missed it because they were ...


StocksCafe now supports Singapore Savings Bonds! - 9 Nov 2018

With the increasing interest rates, Singapore Savings Bonds is becoming more and more popular. Naturally, many users have requested for StocksCafe to support them. As usual, StocksCafe answered your call :) If you do not know what Singapore Savings Bonds is about, you can learn more here and here. I am happy to share that StocksCafe now supports Singapore Savings Bonds! Click here to see the different ...


Watchlist Improvements and More - 15 Oct 2018

Just wanted to share what's going on behind the scenes at StocksCafe lately. 1) More Stable I am happy to share that since the infrastructure improvements (to two web servers) a month ago, there have been no known downtime (no complains from users and no logs suggesting that) for StocksCafe website. Once in a while, one server would go down but the second server would keep StocksCafe running. 2) Faster ...


Introducing StocksCafe Forum - 24 Sep 2018

I am happy to share that I have created a forum for StocksCafe. This forum will replace the Cafe feature in StocksCafe where users would post questions and start discussions. Why replace the Cafe feature? As the number of features in StocksCafe continue to grow, I am having a hard time maintaining all of them. Therefore, I have decided to "slim down" StocksCafe and maintain as little features myself ...


DrWealth + StocksCafe - 19 Sep 2018

On my recent trip back to Singapore, I met up with Alvin and Jon (both of them from DrWealth) for breakfast. We had a good chat and agreed that there could be good synergy between StocksCafe and DrWealth and decided to try working together more closely going forward. For those who do not know, DrWealth is a financial education provider. I attended one of their online courses two years back and personally, ...


Infrastructure Improvements - 13 Sep 2018

I just realized that it has been almost a month since I last wrote in here! I wanted to drop a quick note so that people know that StocksCafe is still in active development :) Apart from all the bug fixes and touch ups here and there, I have been spending most of my energy on upgrading the infrastructure of StocksCafe. Previously, everything about StocksCafe is basically packed into one server. As ...