Researchers and Librarians - Easy Access to Selected Securities and Investor Information at the SEC

Spotlight on Topics of Current Issues at the SEC 

Hedge Funds, Sarbanes-Oxley, and more 

Official Documents and Reports 


Press Releases


No Action Letters, Staff Accounting Bulletins, Staff Legal Bulletins


Special Studies

Annual Report of the SEC

SEC Strategic Plan

Litigation, Decisions, Opinions, Enforcement Cases 

Enforcement actions, opinions, briefs, trading suspensions, investors claims funds

Annual compilation of enforcement cases by category in the appendix of the SEC Annual Report

Accountants and Auditors 

Information on the SEC’s website for accountants and auditors 

Laws, Rules, Regulations 

Rules and regulations are generally at volume 17 of the Code of Federal Regulations (17 CFR)

Federal Securities Laws

Securities Lawyer’s Deskbook

Researching Federal Securities Laws 

Researching the Federal Securities Laws Through the SEC Website

Finding Company Information 

EDGAR (SEC’s Online Database of Company Reports)

How to Use EDGAR

Corporate Reports, How to Get

Info About Some Companies Not Available at SEC

Researching Public Companies Through EDGAR: A Guide for investors

Investor Information by Topic 

Investor Education Publications

Calculators for Investors

Check Out Your Broker

How to File a Complaint with the SEC

SEC Center for Complaints and Enforcement Tips

Questions and Comments

The Office of Investor Education and Advocacy has provided this information as a service to investors. It is neither a legal interpretation nor a statement of SEC policy. If you have questions concerning the meaning or application of a particular law or rule, please consult with an attorney who specializes in securities law.

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