The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) oversees an investor disclosure system to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. The SEC releases two major datasets related to this disclosure system: public company financial statements and mutual fund fee, risk, and return information. Go to the SEC’s Interactive Data Home.
Data in Action
One investment company uses SEC data on mutual funds and exchange-traded funds to provide personalized advice on investments and fees.
Another company offers tools to analyze, compare, and understand the financial reports that different companies have provided to the SEC in XBRL form.