Monday, January 21, 2019
Differences in Earnings Releases and 10-Ks

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
The Importance of Textual Analysis

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
A Look at Climate Change Disclosures

Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Quants: Point-in-Time Data for Backtesting

Friday, December 28, 2018
Now Showing: Controls & Procedures

Thursday, December 27, 2018
A Reminder on Non-GAAP Reporting Rules

Monday, December 17, 2018
Researching PG&E’s Wildfire Risk

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Tracking Brexit Disclosures

Thursday, December 6, 2018
Campbell Soup: Looking Behind the Label

Sunday, December 2, 2018
SEC Comment Letters: The Amazon Example

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Measuring Big Pharma’s Chemical Dependency

Monday, November 26, 2018
Analysts, Can You Relate? A True Story

Monday, November 19, 2018
Digging Up Historical Trend Data: Quest Example

Sunday, November 11, 2018
Cost of Revenue, SG&A: Q3 Update

Monday, November 5, 2018
Lease Accounting: FedEx vs. UPS

Saturday, November 3, 2018
New Email Alerting Powers

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
PTC and Two Tales of Revenue

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
10-K/Q Section Text Change Detection

Sunday, October 28, 2018
Finding Purchase Price Allocation

Sunday, October 21, 2018
Charting Netflix Growth in Three Ways

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Good news from the SEC this week about Foreign Private Filers?

Many people have asked us why our dataset includes several foreign filers but is missing many others. For example, Credit Suisse and Toyota are there, while GlaxoSmithKlein, and Nokia are not. Why is this? Because, for now, the XBRL mandate has been limited to companies who report financials using the US-GAAP accounting standard. Many foreign filers rely on IFRS instead. As a result these companies have been exempt for now…until such time as the SEC is able to properly define guidelines for XBRL filings using IFRS. 

So what’s the good news? A news release from the SEC this week suggests these guidelines may finally be close at hand. A public review period is set to take place later in 2013. And then, while no definite timeline was given, a reasonably optimistic person (like myself) may be forgiven for believing that IFRS interactive filings should start coming soon thereafter, like in 2014. Let’s keep our fingers crossed. 

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