The latest on Using XBRL Data

Posted Tuesday, September 5, 2023

August 2023 Newsletter

August 2023 Mark Funkhouser to Keynote GovFin 2023: Empowering Governments, Modernizing Reporting, to be held in Washington, DC on November 9, 2023. The former mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, and internationally recognized auditing and municipal finance expert, author, and teacher in public administration, will share his insights at GovFin 2023. In a recent article, Mark […more]

Posted Tuesday, August 1, 2023

July 2023 Newsletter

July 2023 XBRL US announced GovFin 2023: Empowering Governments, Modernizing Reporting, to be held in Washington, DC on November 9, 2023. This one-day conference features speakers from the Data Foundation, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Global LEI Foundation (GLEIF), the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), The Cato […more]

Point of View

Posted Wednesday, July 12, 2023

SBR: Tangible benefits of data standards for business and regulators

By Campbell Pryde, President and CEO, XBRL US, and John Turner, CEO, XBRL International U.S. regulators tasked with implementing the Financial Data Transparency Act (FDTA) would be well-served to consider how governments in other regions have adopted a standardized data approach to reducing administrative burden and improving efficiencies. SBR Case Study Standard Business Reporting (SBR) […more]

Posted Monday, July 3, 2023

June 2023 Newsletter

June 2023 SEC report on public and internal use of machine-readable data published to support FDTA implementation. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published their first Semi-Annual Report to Congress: Regarding Public and Internal Use of Machine-Readable Data for Corporate Disclosures, June 2023. This report is required under the Financial Data Transparency Act (FDTA), Section […more]

Posted Monday, June 5, 2023

May 2023 Newsletter

May 2023 XBRL US publishes white paper, “Data Standards and the FDTA”, sponsored by Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN). The paper explores the current state of data management among agencies and provides a roadmap to meet the achievable goals laid out in the FDTA. It describes the current state of 400+ data sets collected by covered […more]

Posted Friday, May 5, 2023

April, 2023 Newsletter

April 2023 SEC to host Municipal Securities Disclosure Conference on May 10, 2023. The program agenda will cover the Financial Data Transparency Act (FDTA), voluntary disclosures, risks, and current disclosure topics. Members are encouraged to attend and registration is required (deadline to register May 5, 2023). SEC announced that they had reopened the comment period […more]

Point of View

Posted Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Inconsistent bank regulation spells trouble for investors

By Campbell Pryde, President and CEO, XBRL US
Loopholes in regulatory disclosure requirements allow certain banks to opt out of filing to the SEC, including the recently failed Signature Bank (which also happens to be big enough to be part of the S&P 500). Equity investors need consistent disclosures across all banks. The FDTA could help resolve this kind of regulatory fragmentation.

Posted Monday, April 3, 2023

March 2023 Newsletter

March 2023 Online training programs from XBRL US are now freely available for regulators, developers and businesses. Three programs covering XBRL Fundamentals, Understanding the US GAAP Taxonomy, and Introduction to XULE (an open source processing language) have been developed to educate stakeholders in the reporting ecosystem. The first two programs include short videos and quizzes […more]

Point of View

Posted Saturday, March 25, 2023

Silicon Valley Bank losses hiding in plain sight

By Campbell Pryde, President and CEO, XBRL US Silicon Valley Bank went bankrupt because it had unrecognized losses on held-to-maturity securities that were greater than the bank’s equity. And the losses started climbing as early as March of 2022 as shown on the graph below. If the bank was forced to sell these securities and […more]

Posted Monday, March 6, 2023

January/February 2023 Newsletter

January/February 2023 SEC final rule calls for Inline XBRL for disclosures on policies to facilitate straight-through-processing. The final rule, Shortening the Securities Transaction Settlement Cycle is effective 60 days after the 3/6/2023 publication to the Federal Register. The rule adopts amendments to shorten the standard settlement cycle for most broker-dealer transactions from two business days […more]