Extracting Data from SEC's EDGAR system: How (w/o XBRL)
June 4, 2013 9:15 AM Subscribe
Trying to run some value-investing analyses, and running into a huge roadblock.
I want to extract SEC filings (via the EDGAR database) on a daily basis and have the data inserted into a MySQL database. I'm basically looking at forms 10-Q, 10-k, DEF-14a, and forms 3, 4, and 5. After the initial set-up, I'd only need to d/l forms that have changed (via change of timestamp, I'm assuming).
posted by NYC-BB to Technology (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I can handle the MySQL end, but I'm having difficulty figuring out how to retrieve the data from the SEC itself w/o having to physically download every single file.
Also, due to significant reporting errors, I'd really like to avoid using XBRL.