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Frequently Asked Questions
2 Jun 2016
(Updated: 28 Dec 2017)
I regularly receive questions related to StocksCafe and often the same questions are asked over and over again, hence I think it is time to consolidate them in one place. This article will serve as a placeholder for FAQ and I will update this article as I receive more questions. How do I use StocksCafe? While I constantly add new features to StocksCafe, they will be centered around two themes: Helping ...
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. ...
Recent Updates: Email Timing and Others
22 Jan 2018
While StocksCafe is constantly fixing bugs and adding new features, once in a while, I would like to highlight and explain some new features or changes. The following are recent updates which I believe deserve to be highlighted: 1. Market Update Emails Market update emails is one of the more popular features in StocksCafe. In the past, it was catered solely for the Singapore market thus over the weekend, ...
SGXcafe Now Computes Your Cash Balance As Well!
13 Aug 2016
One of the recent most-voted feature in Friends of SGXcafe is having a cash component to track your cash balance. It is a seemingly easy feature, but was actually tedious to implement because it intertwines with several other existing components in SGXcafe. What is Cash Balance? Easily track the amount of cash you currently have on hand after you buy or sell stocks, receive dividends, or deposit or ...
What Can StocksCafe Do For You?
8 Jul 2016
(Updated: 9 Jan 2018)
StocksCafe is constantly evolving, and as I continue to add features to StocksCafe, even I am starting to lose count of them. Therefore, I believe that many users - especially new users - might miss out on many features that StocksCafe offers. This article aims to record all the features available in StocksCafe, and this article will be updated as new features are added. I highly recommend for you ...
Manage and Share Your Portfolio Effortlessly
18 Mar 2016
Are you keeping track of your portfolio by Excel or some other tedious method? There is a way to do it painlessly, and it even allows you to share it on your own site with just a single line of html code! The best part? It's all available for free! There are many awesome financial bloggers in Singapore who share their portfolios on their blog. To me, it is to demonstrate that having a good passive ...
The True Cost of Being Free
21 Dec 2016
(Updated: 25 Dec 2017)
SGXcafe was originally built to help manage my own portfolio. I decided to share it freely when I realized it might be useful to many other retail investors like myself who do not have access to proper portfolio management tools. However, I was soon notified by SGX that SGXcafe requires appropriate licensing to continue operating publicly. At that time, under the encouragement of many users, I decided ...
StocksCafe in 2018
5 Jan 2018
Happy New Year! Review of 2017 2017 has been an exciting year for StocksCafe. It started with the change of name to StocksCafe, which included the migration of domains as well as architecture change. I remember it caused many issues in the beginning and I truly appreciate your patience during those times. The main reason for all those changes was to prepare for expansion beyond Singapore. And now, ...
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 ...
5 May 2017
(Updated: 7 May 2017)
As the number of registered users in StocksCafe continue to increase, there are bound to be users who have registered but stopped using StocksCafe. Currently, I continue to update their portfolio and even send them the daily market update emails (if they have set it up that way). However, this is bad for everyone. For the inactive users, the daily market update emails are likely deemed as spam. For ...
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SG Young Investment
"Previously, I have tracked my portfolio using Excel and VBA to get live stock quotes from Yahoo Finance. However, that was a tedious and awkward way to track and share your own portfolio (compared to using SGXcafe)."
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