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Banking & Stocks

Tips on working with 10-Ks and 10-Qs

For any business journalist—even if you don’t focus on finance—a public company’s 10-Ks (financial reports for the year) and 10-Qs (quarterly earnings reports) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission

How to read a 10-K

A Form 10-K is an annual report that companies file with the SEC. Companies that file 10-Ks must also file quarterly reports, or 10-Qs. Unlike 10-Ks, 10-Qs are less comprehensive

How to report on SEC Form D

An SEC filing is a formal document, typically a financial statement, submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Public companies are required to make SEC filings regularly. Investors and

Passive investment for journalists

What is Passive Investing? The first step in understanding passive investing, is to understand active investing. Active investing is the standard, and what most people think of when they hear

Tips on how to approach financial journalism

I’ve mentioned before the advantages for reporting of having knowledge of a functional silo within business. (The deeper, the better, so long as you can pull yourself up out of

Brands offering banking products

Several large brands have announced new consumer checking accounts or credit card offerings with banking partners. For instance, Google plans to offer checking accounts (code-named Cache in partnership with Citi

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