The latest on Using XBRL Data

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Posted Monday, July 29, 2019

XBRL US Comment to SEC Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee

The Securities and Exchange Commission’ Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee held a meeting on July 29, 2019 during which municipal issuer disclosures was addressed, among other topics. XBRL US submitted a comment letter to the Committee, recommending the use of data standards to increase transparency and improve efficiencies in the municipal securities markets. Highlights […more]


Posted Thursday, July 25, 2019

FASB Chair Golden to Keynote Investor Forum 2019: Driving Actionable Analytics, Nov 4, New York

Topics to be covered include blockchain, artificial intelligence, new reporting domains like municipal securities reporting, and more.


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Posted Tuesday, July 23, 2019

SEC News from Novaworks Software

Posted this month: SEC Announces August 13 Meeting of Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee SEC Staff to Host Roundtable on Management of Public Companies and Other Regulatory Requirements SEC Announces Upcoming Events for Main Street Investors in Boston SEC Adopts Amendments to Improve the Application of the Auditor Independence Rules


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Posted Monday, July 22, 2019

CFA Institute Investor Survey Finds No Support for Eliminating Quarterly Financial Reporting

The CFA Institute published results from a survey of 160,000 investment professionals on whether quarterly reporting was too short a reporting internal. Results show no support. Excerpt from the blog: “There has long been a debate as to whether quarterly reporting is the appropriate interval. Is it too short? And does this time between reports […more]


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Posted Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The Calcbench Insider: July 2019

In this issue:

  • Popping the lid on Smuckers’ goodwill.
  • Not much fizz in LaCroix.
  • Tax reform and Casey’s General Stores.
  • Calcbench data figures into a recent LeaseAccelerator report

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Posted Monday, July 8, 2019

XBRL US Comments on Federal Data Strategy Year-1 Action Plan

XBRL US submitted a response to the White House Office of Management and Budget, in response to the Federal Data Strategy Year-1 Action Plan. The letter noted that to attain the long-term vision of the Federal Data Strategy to better govern and leverage the Federal Government’s data, requires developing and implementing a single cross-agency data […more]


Posted Friday, June 28, 2019

Newsletter for the Business Reporting Standard

August / September 2019 Legislative and Regulatory News SEC Publishes Draft EDGAR Filer Manual for Public Review SEC Analyzes Extension Elements in XBRL Filings SEC Chief Economist Speaks on Big Data at NBER SEC Publishes Compliance and Disclosure Interpretation on Inline XBRL SEC Publishes Modernization of Regulation S-K, Items 101, 103 and 105 Rule Proposal […more]


Posted Friday, June 28, 2019

June 2019 Newsletter

June 2019 Legislative and Regulatory News GREAT Act Passes Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Government Reform FERC Adopts XBRL Standards for Utilities Reporting California State Assembly Committee Approves SB 598, Open Financial Statements Act SEC Publishes Concept Release to Harmonize Exempt Offerings SEC Updates EDGAR to Release 19.2, Publishes DEI Taxonomy U.S. Federal Data […more]


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Posted Thursday, June 20, 2019

Navigating New Developments in Financial Reporting

According to a report from the Financial Reporting Council’s Financial Reporting Lab (PDF), XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) will play a central role in the movement toward the digitalization of corporate reporting. And with regulators in over 60 countries using XBRL for corporate reporting, I agree with the report’s recommendation that regulators, companies and investors […more]


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Posted Wednesday, June 19, 2019

SEC News from Novaworks Software

Posted this month: SEC Requests Public Comment on Ways to Improve the Exempt Offering Framework SEC Updates List of Firms Using Inaccurate Information to Solicit Investors Updated Application for First-time EDGAR Filers’ Form ID SEC Enhances Protections and Preserves Choice for Retail Investors Notice Regarding EDGAR Password Expiration Date SEC Releases EDGAR 19.2


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