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Regularly Export Your StocksCafe Data
15 Aug 2018
Users input various information into StocksCafe such as what stocks they bought and when, and many would also record notes either about the transactions or stocks itself. All these are very precious data to users and often, users would like to keep a backup copy. Up until now, they can only be manually exported. I am happy to share that I have now set it up such that you can get a copy automatically ...
Shares Quantity Now Supports Decimal Values!
10 Aug 2018
Firstly, I would like to apologize to users who were affected by this "migration" last night and seeing errors on many StocksCafe pages. I was making a seemingly simple change, but is actually more complicated. I was making a database change for the field "shares quantity" from only accepting whole numbers (i.e. integers) to allow decimal values (i.e. floats). As integers and floats are considered ...
StocksCafe Now Fully Supports US Stocks!
30 Jul 2018
I am very happy to share that the integration of US fundamental data is complete and StocksCafe now fully supports US stocks. You should now be able to see profile pages (e.g. Facebook) for US stocks, be able to screen for US stocks in screener and see related fundamentals in your portfolio profile or watchlist profile. This brings the number of supported exchanges to four; namely SG, KL, HK, and US! ...
30 Jun 2018
(Updated: 1 Jul 2018)
I realized that I did not post any article for the whole of June. It is due to a combination of various reasons but the main reason was that I tried switching to a new caching system (i.e. Redis) for StocksCafe thinking that it is better. However, due to my lack of experience with it, it instead made StocksCafe unstable. Causing out of memory issues, displaying stale data, etc. These resulted in StocksCafe ...
US Market Information Updates
23 May 2018
I have not worked much on the US market beyond adding EOD data and other basic features, and I’m happy to announce that I finally had some time to improve as well as add a few new features to it. 1) Similar Stocks - You can now see other stocks that are similar to the one you are viewing (e.g. Google) on the right hand side (in desktop view). 2) Shared Portfolio Statistics - You are now able to see ...
New Landing Page
18 May 2018
One main feedback from new users of StocksCafe is that there are too many features and it can be too overwhelming to start using StocksCafe. Therefore, I have designed a simple landing page which hopefully will help new users warm up to StocksCafe. You can find the new welcome page here. 1) As you can see, there is still free space for more icons. Please suggest what other information you think would ...
Personalize Your StocksCafe
12 May 2018
Everyone is different and uses StocksCafe differently. This is why there are many ways to customize StocksCafe so that it best suits your usage. To make StocksCafe work the best for you, I strongly encourage everyone to go though the different customizable options available if you have not already done so. Here are the six main customizable categories, along with the recommended settings: Email - In ...
4 May 2018
One thing I wished for in StocksCafe is the sharing of knowledge and information between users. It was the main motivation of having "Cafe". However, it has not been as lively as I had hoped for. I have made some changes to it recently, hoping to encourage more sharing between users. 1) Less Clutter - I have removed and rearranged sections in order to create a simpler and cleaner look. 2) Searchable ...
Investor's Resource: Uncle Stock
30 Apr 2018
A user recently recommended a stock screener website, Uncle Stock, to me. Upon checking the site out, I found that it's an extremely comprehensive (able to screen all major markets) and powerful (able to screen from >100 metrics) stock screener website. Overflowing with information, this website might be daunting for new investors to navigate, but will prove to be a mighty tool for those who know ...
17 Apr 2018
In the next few months, there will be many AGMs for shareholders to attend to learn more about the recent financials and future plans of the company. As some users have suggested, it would be nice to have a venue to learn when and where these AGMs are happening. And perhaps more interestingly, to be able to share thoughts, consolidate questions, or simply to know who else would be attending them. Therefore, ...