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?

Dividend report January 2018

2018 is flying by during the busy season, and the dividends keep on coming. January is a slow month for my European stocks, but the Americans did not let me down. Resulting in January actually beating the 2017 average.

My two financial goals for 2018

2017 was the year I changed my investment strategy and started blogging about it. In earlier years I experienced great volatility due to an extreme apatite for risk, but this was not the case for 2017. I now believe I've found an investment strategy that suits me well, and I'll be sure to follow the same path in 2018.

Dividend report December 2017

As anticipated December was a somewhat slow month for my portfolio. Beside my 4 holdings which pays a monthly dividend I only received dividends from two other companies. But in total December came out in three digits, which is much appreciated. Maybe I'll never see a two digit month again?

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.