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Displaying & Collecting Dividends in Exchange's Default Currency - 23 Oct 2017

Many stocks give out dividends and it is what many investors like about investing. Often, dividends are listed in the currency that the stock is traded in. However, there are many exceptions to that, especially for foreign-listed companies. For example, United Overseas Australia Limited is traded in SGD but states its dividends in AUD. In StocksCafe, I wrongly assumed that you would receive the dividends ...


More Visuals for Closed Positions & Portfolio Dividends - 18 Oct 2017

After the recent release of new visuals for portfolio dividends, there have been more requests regarding visuals' representations. They include the following: 1) Consistent Color: Previously, the same sector would be represented by different colors across different pie charts on the same page. I have since fixed that. Now, the same sector would be represented by the same color on the same page. 2) ...


The Story of the Missing iOS App - 9 Oct 2017

The Short Version - Cannot login to my Apple developer account. - Cannot pay Apple. - Apple took down my app. - Wanted to re-upload it but it was excessively complicated hence gave up. - Please use mobile browser for now (possibly forever). The Long Story Recently, many users have been contacting me about the missing iOS app. Previously, I released a iOS for StocksCafe (SGXcafe then). However, Apple ...


New Visuals for Portfolio Dividends - 2 Oct 2017

Visualization is often easier to understand than numbers. Hence over the weekend, I took time out to add more graphs that would allow you to visualize dividends generated by your portfolio and answer questions about them at a quick glance. 1) Are your dividends growing over the years? What about the cost yield? 2) Are you over-reliant on a particular sector, industry, or stock? These new graphs allowed ...


Quick Announcement: You can now change your portfolio name! - 23 Sep 2017 (Updated: 23 Sep 2017)

Among the numerous minor improvements in StocksCafe, I think the following will be one of interest to many. Every user using StocksCafe would have a portfolio named "Default". To some, this has been unwanted and they would like to have it renamed or deleted. The main reason why I have not allowed this so far is simply because StocksCafe was built upon the assumption that a user would always have at ...


Past & Future of StocksCafe - 11 Sep 2017

It's been three weeks since my last article, but in case you think StocksCafe is going dormant, it is not! During these three weeks, I have still been maintaining StocksCafe, answering queries and fixing reported bugs, etc. It's just that I did not have time to sit down and build a more sizeable feature that is worth mentioning. The main reason for this is because of my recent business trip to United ...


Try Award-winning Trading Platform And Become Friend of StocksCafe - 22 Aug 2017 (Updated: 3 Feb 2018)

The first donations for StocksCafe came in May 2016. Although I was very thrilled to know that whatever I built is of enough value to people that many are willing to back it up, it was not my intention to build a paid product. However, the truth is StocksCafe is very dependent on donations as the ad revenue sustains only about 35-45% of current operating costs of StocksCafe. I have been thinking of ...


Dividends Projection - 14 Aug 2017

A little more than a year ago, I added a feature that projects how much dividends you are likely to receive for the current year in your Portfolio Report. Although it is a simple feature with naive assumptions, it is actually one of the top most-liked features. Hence, upon the request of Friends of StocksCafe, I spent some time over the weekend to include dividend projection in more areas of StocksCafe. ...


Current Cost vs Total Cost vs Max Deployed Capital - 4 Aug 2017

Recently, I have changed how the "P&L + Dividends + Closed" percentage was computed, from being based on "Current Cost" to "Total Cost" (read more about it in this article). However, several users have reached out and suggested that to base the "P&L + Dividends + Closed" percentage on "Total Cost" would penalize users who trade more frequently. Upon further discussions, we came up with "Max ...


Completed! - Hong Kong & Malaysia Market Integration - 27 Jul 2017

I am happy to share that after almost four months of effort, I have completed the integration for both Hong Kong & Malaysia. Almost every feature that is available for the Singapore market is also available for Hong Kong and Malaysia markets. A few exceptions are Dividend Strength, Future Yield (which is based on Dividend Strength) and Earnings Release. I will be attempting to build Dividend Strength ...