Course 105:
Financial Reports and How to Read Them
In this course
1 Introduction
2 Annual Reports
3 10-K Reports
4 10-Q Reports
5 Other Forms

The Securities Act of 1933 requires publicly traded companies to issue reports at regular intervals, providing financial data along with other information relevant for investors or potential investors. These documents have always been available to the public, but the Internet has made them more accessible than ever before. The SEC's Web site allows anyone to download any company's filings for free. So does, via our stock reports. Various other sites provide search functions and other services that make it easier to navigate the alphabet soup of forms.

Even so, it's easy to suffer from information overload. Here's a quick guide to the most important reports that companies are required to file and what you can get from them.

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