December 21, 2006
In these days of Sar-Ox and full disclosure, I find it incredible that the very essence of stockmarket activity- the latest trading information and prices- would have restricted access. And make no mistake about it charging for information is restriction of information.
All other attempts by any regulatory agency to insure full disclosure are put to the lie if this plan to charge for information that MUST be in the public domain for the markets to retain any fairness and consistancy is allowed. The very integrity and reputation of the SEC itself is at stake on this issue