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Quick Updates: Dividend Withholding Tax and More
25 Dec 2017
Merry Christmas! I hope you are enjoying yourself this holiday season. Just wanted to quickly share some changes I have made over this weekend: Dividend Withholding Tax As StocksCafe recently started supporting US stocks, some users have requested for StocksCafe to automatically adjust for dividends based on individuals' tax status. For example, most Singapore residents would incur a 30% tax on all ...
Important Changes to StocksCafe for 2018!
17 Dec 2017
2017 is coming to an end, and I hope this has been a good year for you and your investments. This year, StocksCafe continued to enjoy great support from users. More than 300 users have contributed, either monetarily, reporting errors, or suggesting improvements. Unfortunately, as it is costly to license financial data, StocksCafe will very likely end this year in the red again despite the support. ...
Now Available: United States Stock Exchange Information!
10 Dec 2017
After months of planning, sourcing, and coding, I am happy to announce that US data is now available in StocksCafe! It is not completely integrated yet, but some of the most popular features are already available. 1) Add to Portfolio or Watchlist: You can now add your US market transactions! You can also add US stocks to your watchlists. 2) Stock Page: Some basic information including dividends and ...
Updates: Day Change and Screener Email
18 Nov 2017
This is a quick updates of two changes that I thought would be important/useful to communicate to everyone. Day Change Computation Previously, the day change shown on the main page of your personal portfolio was computed naively. It was simply how many shares of a stock you own at the end of the day multiply by the change in price (TodayClose - YesterdayClose). DayChangeForAStockPreviously = SharesYouOwnAtEndOfDay ...
Downtime Notice - Migrating Away from DigitalOcean This Weekend!
10 Nov 2017
(Updated: 10 Nov 2017)
This is to inform you that it is likely that there will be a period of downtime for StocksCafe this weekend. It might become inaccessible as I proceed to migrate away from my current hosting provider, DigitalOcean. Thank you for your understanding. Note: You can stop reading here if you have no intention of using hosting services. The following is written because DigitalOcean has pissed me off yet ...
The Story of the Broken Email - "Thanks" to DigitalOcean
8 Nov 2017
(Updated: 9 Nov 2017)
I would like to apologize for the email outage for the last three days. I have finally fixed the issue. All emails should be operating as usual from now on. Below is the reason why I had to manually activate accounts for new sign ups and why no daily market update emails were sent. The Short Version - My hosting provider, DigitalOcean, decided to block my SMTP port (needed for sending email) without ...
31 Oct 2017
Recently, several users have independently highlighted to me the issue of delisting dividends. What are delisting dividends? I am referring to dividends that are given when the stock is delisted, redeemed, or cancelled. These dividends usually have a dividend yield of ~100%. However, note that not all dividends with ~100% dividend yield are delisting dividends, for example: 8Telecom's capital reduction ...
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 ...