The Beta Post

Passive income, personal finance and fintech.

Crawling the web for dividends

As the number of stocks in my portfolio is increasing I'm spending more and more time on tracking the expected dividends. So I thought why not write a web crawler that does this job for me?

How to get stock quotes using PHP and YQL

Yahoo has a great technology called Yahoo! Query Language (abbr. YQL) which enables you to structure dynamic data from websites and perform queries on that data just as you would within a database. In this post I will illustrate how I use YQL to display stock quotes on this blog.