The mission is to establish and improve standards of financial accounting and reporting that foster financial reporting by nongovernmental entities that provides decision-useful information to investors and other users of financial reports.
Since 1934, the SEC has required disclosure in forms and documents. In 1984, EDGAR began collecting electronic documents to help investors get information. The SEC's new system requires data disclosure — the next step to improve how investors find and use information.
You can search information collected by the SEC several ways:
Company or fund name, ticker symbol, CIK (Central Index Key), file number, state, country, or SIC (Standard Industrial Classification)
Most recent filings
Full text (past four years)
Boolean and advanced searching, including addresses
Key mutual fund disclosures
Mutual fund voting records
Mutual fund name, ticker, or SEC key (Feb. 2006 -)
Variable insurance products (Feb. 2006 -)
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