Upcoming Spinoffs

Modified on 2014/06/27 08:42 by Eugene — Categorized as: Community Components

Syntax

public Spinoff

public string ParentName; public string ParentTicker; public string SpinoffName; public string SpinoffTicker; public string ExpectedDate;

public StockSpinoffDownloader 

public static void StockSpinoffDownloader.DeSerialize()

public List<Spinoff> Spinoffs() public Spinoff FindSymbol(string symbol)

Parameter Description

symbolA valid U.S. stock symbol to look for the corresponding Spinoff object

Description

Builds a database of upcoming U.S. stock spinoffs using StockSpinoffs website as the data source. Call DeSerialize to download and to cache the data in an XML file in Wealth-Lab's AppData directory. On the first call, there's a slight delay while classification data is being downloaded from the web service. Subsequent calls are instant provided that the cache exists. If the stored data is older than 1 day, on next call it will be automatically refreshed.

An instance of the Spinoff class contains the following properties for a U.S. stock that is about to have a spinoff: parent company name, parent ticker, spinoff company name, spinoff ticker, expected spinoff date (as text). Before calling the FindSymbol method with a stock symbol to return an instance of Spinoff, call DeSerialize to avoid delays caused by refreshing the data from the internet.

Finally, the complete database of all stocks about to spinoff is accessible in the Spinoffs property.

Example


using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using System.Drawing;
using WealthLab;
using Community.Components; /*** Requires installation of Community.Components Extension from www.wealth-lab.com > Extensions ***/

namespace WealthLab.Strategies { public class MyStrategy : WealthScript { protected override void Execute() { ClearDebug(); // Attempts to read spinoffs from cache. Will download and rebuild automatically on absence or obsoleteness. StockSpinoffDownloader c = StockSpinoffDownloader.DeSerialize(); DrawLabel(PricePane, "Upcoming spinoffs: " + c.Spinoffs.Count.ToString() + Environment.NewLine); ClearDebug(); PrintDebug( "Upcoming spinoffs: " + c.Spinoffs.Count + "\n" ); foreach( var s in c.Spinoffs ) { PrintDebug( s ); } } } }