SEC EDGAR

Definition

The SEC's system used by all public companies to transmit required filings, such as quarterly reports and annual reports and ongoing disclosure obligations. also called Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR).

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When my boss was considering buying one of our competitors, he asked me to go on the SEC EDGAR system and retrieve their financial statements for the past several years.

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As part of researching a company before investing, or keeping an eye on investments you've made, it's worth knowing how to search for their Federal filings on the SEC EDGAR system.

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Before purchasing any equities or options, the managing director will ask the junior analyst to retrieve a company's 10-k filing on the SEC EDGAR system to learn the company's self-reported risks.

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