Visualization Makes SEC Filings Easy to Navigate
As the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission works to adopt open formats for some of its financial reporting, conversations focus on the benefits data can have for transparency and analysis, but seldom mention visualization. That may change with the launch of Rank and Filed earlier this month, a visualization and open data platform for SEC filings that makes a powerful case for analyzing financial data visually. The site, created by a former SEC analyst, pulls data from the commission’s venerable Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) database and presents them in a much friendlier way. Users can download the bulk data, which is stored on the Rank and Filed site as well.