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Thursday, August 8, 2019

SEC Rule Proposal Modernization of Reg S-K, Items 101, 103 & 105

On August 8, the Securities and Exchange Commission published a rule proposal, Modernization of Regulation S-K, Items 101, 103 and 105. Item 101 covers general development of business and narrative description of business; Item 103 covers legal proceedings; and Item 105 cover risk factors. The objective of the proposal is to modernize the description of […more]

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The Calcbench Insider: August 2019

In this issue:

  • Special report: Adopting the new lease accounting standard.
  • Using Calcbench to measure China exposure.
  • Lease accounting up close: Chipotle Mexican Grill.
  • And more lease accounting: the Comcast example.
  • Downshifting in the trucking world.
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Thursday, August 1, 2019

XBRL US Data Quality Committee Public Review for 10th Ruleset

SEC filers, investors, XBRL providers encouraged to comment, and to use approved Ruleset 9  The XBRL US Data Quality Committee (DQC) has published its 10th Ruleset for a 45-day public review and comment period, which closes on September 16, 2019. DQC rules are developed to aid issuers in preparing consistent, error-free financials, by providing automated […more]

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]

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.

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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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]

Saturday, July 13, 2019

SEC Chief Economist S.P. Kothari Speech on Big Data

S.P. Kothari, Chief Economist and Director, Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, at the Securities and Exchange Commission gave a speech on July 13 at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) conference on big data and high-performance computing, where he referenced the value of structured data and the Legal Entity Identifier. Highlights from his […more]

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

Monday, July 8, 2019

Sunlight Foundation Article: California, Florida Leading the Way to Local Government Fiscal Transparency

Marc Joffe, Senior Research Analyst at the Reason Foundation, and Chair, XBRL US State & Local Government Working Group, authored an article published by the Sunlight Foundation, where he noted: “In May, the California State Senate passed SB 598, the Open Financial Statements Act.  The vote was an important milestone on the way toward opening up […more]