Monthly Archives: February 2015

Use Python to download TXT-format SEC filings on EDGAR (Part I)

We know that SEC makes company filings (e.g.,10-Ks, 10-Qs and 8-Ks) publicly available on EDGAR. The web search interface is convenient, but we may need to bulk download raw text filings. SEC provides an anonymous EDGAR FTP server to access raw text filings (Update on … Continue reading

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SAS and Stata—Which is better for archival accounting research?

The short answer is: we need both. When we do archival accounting research, we often need to merge data across various databases, such as COMPUSTAT, CRSP, and EXECUCOMP. Stata can by no means beat SAS in this regard. SAS supports … Continue reading

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