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Quarterly Reports (10Q)

Each quarter, public companies file reports to the SEC containing unaudited financial statements and information about the company's operations in the previous three months.

Quiet Period

The federal securities laws do not define the term “quiet period.”  However, that term is used to refer to the period of time surrounding the filing of a registration statement during which an issuer of securities must ensure that its offering-related communications comply with the federal securities laws.  This period lasts, at a minimum, from the time an issuer files a registration statement with the SEC to the time that SEC staff declare the registration statement “effective.” During that period, issuers and other participants in the registered offering must be careful that any “offer” o