Subscribe to RSS feed StocksCafe API and Customizable Tax Rates

Updated: 2 Jul 2020 By evankoh posted on 17 Dec 2018  -  27,165 views


StocksCafe API

Note: StocksCafe API is now deprecated and not available anymore.

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.

One obvious change for you as a user going forward would be pages will start loading asynchronously (i.e. page will load in parts in parallel). Another interesting effect is that you can start accessing StocksCafe data via API. For those who are interested in accessing StocksCafe data via API, please read this documentation.

While not all data is accessible at the moment, the plan would be to be able to access all data in StocksCafe via API. However, please note that at least for now, I am limiting it to only Friends of StocksCafe and you can only make 100 API calls every day (reset at 12am SGT daily). Finally, you can head here to get your API Key.

With StocksCafe API, I believe it opens up many different possibilities of using StocksCafe and its data. If you are interested in using StocksCafe API to build tools and applications (such as mobile app), please let me know. I am more than happy to support/collaborate.

Customizable Dividend Tax Rates at Stock Level

While you can already set custom dividend tax rate at the exchange level, I have recently added the ability to determine them at stocks level.

Exchange Level Setting: This is useful for markets where most stocks have a dividend withholding tax rate (e.g. US listed companies have tax rate of 30%).

Stock Level Setting: This is useful because not all stocks listed on the US markets are subject to the same dividend tax rate. ADRs is a category of stocks that have tax rates based on the underlying market. For example: RDS.B is listed on NYSE but its primary market is LSE, hence there is no dividend withholding tax.

In this case, you can simply go to the stock page (e.g. RDS.B) and override the dividend tax rate (shown on the right hand side for desktop and at the bottom for mobile).
Note: All customizations at stock level can be seen here.

Happy investing!

p/s: Special thanks to pom for suggesting customizing dividends tax rate at stocks level.


Like
8 likes
2 comments

b0ssy - Wow awesome.
Thanks evan!

On a side note, I've also recently looked at and tried adopting microservices architecture in my company too haha.
22 Dec 2018 11:05:17

evankoh - Yup. I guess that is the way going forward :)
22 Dec 2018 13:27:55



Next Article > < Previous Article
StocksCafe Now Supports Any Asset! StocksCafe Tutorials



List All Articles Other articles by evankoh

Improved Portfolio Reporting
One of the main goals of SGXcafe is providing a portfolio management tool. It is also one of the most popular features in SGXcafe. When I added the ability for one account to have multiple portfolios, it was quickly adopted and used by hundreds of users. However, at that time, you could not look at individual portfolio for the portfolio reporting tab and a few users requested to have this feature added. ...

Updates: Day Change and Screener Email
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 ...

Download the improved StocksCafe app now!
Over the last few weekends, I have been focusing on improving and adding features to the StocksCafe mobile app. While it is still far from perfection, I believe it should have many features that you would need on the go. Go to App Store (iOS) or Play Store (Android) today and download it if you have yet to. If you already have the app, do update it to v0.5.0 to access all the newly added features. ...