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Old 05-30-2016, 06:05 AM   #41
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As others have noted, this will be quite useful for comparing divs/returns. Thanks for sharing!
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I like it.
Thanks for posting Peter
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Old 06-03-2016, 03:11 PM   #43
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Peter,

I see that you added the ability to enter the full date. Now, the calculations are pretty much spot on.

When I was first playing with it, I was using my initial AT&T (T) purchase. I purchased 20 shares at 37.62 (calc shows 37.61) and paid $752.40 on 8/6/2012. I guess maybe allow people to enter the # of shares and/or amount paid. I also paid a $8.95 Commission. That could be another good optional field. I guess in the long-run, that commission won't matter much, but in the short-term with the amounts I have been able to invest it is around a 1% drag.
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Old 06-03-2016, 05:19 PM   #44
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Distributions is misspelled in the onscreen instructions.

If the date pop-up can be easily enhanced, it would be more friendly if the year, month and day were individual spinners.

Where do I insert coin before playing?
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Old 06-04-2016, 01:09 AM   #45
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That's for feedback guys!

Doh! Spelling mistakes in this day and age are unacceptable.

I agree on the date spinners. Different browsers implement the HTML5 date tag differently (many terrible) I have to implement a uniform one.

Sorry it hasn't been updated in the last week. I recently had a big move after a month long vacation and am settling in. I hope to restart regular updates in a few days or so.

I find it a strangely addictive "game" myself. Maybe we are sick with the same disease

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If it's not a trade secret, could you describe how the calendar spinner works? My first guess was that it is a php thing. When you mentioned html5 I realized I had not a clue.
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Old 06-04-2016, 12:09 PM   #47
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First off, I like this tool.
I'm using firefox and don't see any date spinner,
You could use jquery to popup a calendar.
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Sunset, when the calendar pops up, you spin to get a different monthly calendar. I was asking about a three part spinner year month day, instead.
The unstated point was that it takes a bit of spinning to find a particular year.
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First off, I like this tool.
I'm using firefox and don't see any date spinner,
You could use jquery to popup a calendar.
That's what I plan on doing. Jquery is so nice!

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Sunset, when the calendar pops up, you spin to get a different monthly calendar. I was asking about a three part spinner year month day, instead.
The unstated point was that it takes a bit of spinning to find a particular year.
I was pointing out I don't see any calendar at all.
there is no pop up.
I have to type in the start and end dates, nothing to spin, click or anything.

I use firefox 46.0.1
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I just tried same 46.0.1 Firefox and see the pop-up. I am using android mobile version.
Sounds like you may have a blocker enabled.
I would prefer to type in the dates, myself. But cannot.
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I'm using firefox on a linux system, no ad blocker.
I can go to aa.com and click on the date to book a flight and their calendar pops up fine.
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I want to be clear, I'm not complaining, just reporting what I see/experience for petersk to know.
He is free to do what he wants with that info.

It works without a popup so that is good.

I also notice if I put in a symbol that is bad, it shows all sorts of error messages, instead of just a dialog box saying invalid symbol (or even fixing the error or suggesting a fix).
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petershhk: Thanks for this! Very useful when comparing numerous Vanguard funds with each other. Looking forward to further enhancements!
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I want to be clear, I'm not complaining, just reporting what I see/experience for petersk to know.
He is free to do what he wants with that info.

It works without a popup so that is good.

I also notice if I put in a symbol that is bad, it shows all sorts of error messages, instead of just a dialog box saying invalid symbol (or even fixing the error or suggesting a fix).
I'm no the developer, so take what I say with a grain of salt.

I just used FF 46.0.1 on Windows 7. This was first time I had tried the calculator with any desktop browser. I also do not see the popup calendar. Evidently the calendar uses a resource FF doesn't have, or can't get to.

When you put in an invalid symbol rather than date, you'd expect an error. So all is well.
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I'm no the developer, so take what I say with a grain of salt.

I just used FF 46.0.1 on Windows 7. This was first time I had tried the calculator with any desktop browser. I also do not see the popup calendar. Evidently the calendar uses a resource FF doesn't have, or can't get to.

When you put in an invalid symbol rather than date, you'd expect an error. So all is well.
You're exactly right .
I was lazy and used the HTML5 "date" tag which is not consistently supported or implemented hence on some browsers and devices it may not show up at all or be pretty terrible to use. Will make it better soon.
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Happily implementing jquery datepicker was easier than I thought (doesn't happen often).

Give it a try and please let me know if there's any problems. I tested in a few browsers on my laptop and phone, but hardly exhaustive.

The hacky, quick-dev code I've been doing is starting to get a bit unweildly so I probably have to spend a day or two and refactor (for non programmers this means I didn't plan well which means I now have to rewrite everything ).
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I'm no the developer, so take what I say with a grain of salt.

I just used FF 46.0.1 on Windows 7. This was first time I had tried the calculator with any desktop browser. I also do not see the popup calendar. Evidently the calendar uses a resource FF doesn't have, or can't get to.

When you put in an invalid symbol rather than date, you'd expect an error. So all is well.
I was not clear.
When I put an incorrect symbol in the stock field it shows errors.

Example enter: brk.b instead of brk/b in the stock field.

The calendar works great now in FF.
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I was not clear.
When I put an incorrect symbol in the stock field it shows errors.

Example enter: brk.b instead of brk/b in the stock field.

The calendar works great now in FF.
Yes, calendar is greatly appreciated.

I'm not sure what the exact problem is with "." instead of "/", but it brings back memories of parameterization, or something like that. The database may be enforcing rules, or perhaps it is in the app. Or maybe both.
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I have noticed on various stock sites that some have the symbol as brk.b and others as brk/b
Perhaps there is no real standardization, or it was just programmer whim at those sites. I'm pretty sure there is a legal definition of the symbol.

So the issue is depending upon where the values are looked up at, determines which symbols are valid.
My only point was instead of letting the program error out, it could figure out the value is not really valid and stop the user right there with some message.
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