Real Time Data and Alerting Now Live

It’s been a labor of love creating and running Custom Stock Alerts.  Since inception it’s been a non-stop endeavor of fixing bugs and bringing new features and enhancements.  One of the most requested features was for real time data.  There have been numerous challenges with actually pulling this off, namely real-time data feeds can run in the tens of thousands of dollars per year.  Through the free data offerings provided…

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Launching The Stock Return Calculator

Background Today I’m formally launching the stock return calculator! Comparing investments is a common activity for investors.  How can you know whether a strategy is working without ample evidence versus an alternative?  Existing calculators are either too limited or inflexible.  I’ve ditched some of the basic assumptions and will allow users to select a list of tickers to compare at a glance.  Choose individual tickers or include an index ETF…

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Sample Custom Stock Alerts Use Case

As you know I follow a lot of companies but mostly dividend paying companies.  I wanted to highlight one sample use case of Custom Stock Alerts.  General Mills reported earnings this morning and based on those earnings I like to adjust the alerts I have setup.  In particular I want to highlight the power of what a membership can offer through unlimited alerts. To start, packaged food companies have been…

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New Stock Screener Utility

I’m proud to announce I have launched a new stock screener for Custom Stock Alerts.  There are several double handled sliders that allow you to quickly fine tune your filters you are interested in.  There are currently the following filters: Market Cap Dividend Yield P/E ratio 52 week range Equity type (stocks, ETFs, preferred shares coming soon) Enjoy the short demo: More explained after the break.

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Completed The UI Upgrade For Custom Stock Alerts

I wanted to write a quick post to let everyone know that I completed the Bootstrap 4 upgrade for Custom Stock Alerts that I first covered in this post.  Most of the upgrade was changing necessary code around to be compliant with Bootstrap 4 vs 3.  I did take the opportunity to rework the top navigation bar a little bit in preparation for more future changes.

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Textbook Example Of Custom Stock Alerts

realty income alert

Realty Income On May 4, 2017, a story came out about Spirit Realty having credit issues with some tenants.  Shares for Spirit then proceed to drop 20%.  In the wake of that, other triple-net lease players fell hard, including Realty Income.  This is a textbook example of Custom Stock Alerts. Realty Income is one of the most beloved REITs – especially given that it bills itself as “The Monthly Dividend…

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How I Got a Perfect PageSpeed Score

My PageSpeed Score Journey TL;DR – Faster pages make everyone happy This is my journey of how I achieved a perfect PageSpeed score. Firstly, besides writing here on Dividend Derek, I created and run Custom Stock Alerts (CSA).  Being in the IT field, it’s important to continue working on my skill set.  CSA was the perfect project for me to try out some new technologies.  It’s hosted on Amazon Web Services…

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