What is EDGAR?
EDGAR, the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, is the primary system for companies and others submitting documents under the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, and the Investment Company Act of 1940.
Containing millions of company and individual filings, EDGAR benefits investors, corporations, and the U.S. economy overall by increasing the efficiency, transparency, and fairness of the securities markets. The system processes about 3,000 filings per day, serves up 3,000 terabytes of data to the public annually, and accommodates 40,000 new filers per year on average.
EDGAR® and EDGARLink® are registered trademarks of the SEC.
Who has access to EDGAR’s information?
Access to EDGAR’s public database is free—allowing you to research, for example, a public company’s financial information and operations by reviewing the filings the company makes with the SEC. You can also research information provided by mutual funds (including money market funds), exchange-traded funds (ETFs), variable annuities, and individuals.
The Office of Investor Education and Advocacy has created a helpful guide to Using EDGAR to Research Investments.
What resources are available to help you file in EDGAR?
EDGAR provides a wealth of resources to help filers, including:
- How to apply for EDGAR access;
- Website support for EDGAR filers; and
- Telephone support for EDGAR filers.
Who administers EDGAR?
The EDGAR Business Office (EBO) is the business owner of EDGAR. The office’s responsibilities include:
- Governance and administration of EDGAR;
- Strategic planning for EDGAR;
- EDGAR filer support; and
- Support for SEC staff with rulemaking and other development in EDGAR