As the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission works to adopt open formats for some of its financial reporting, conversations focus on the benefits data can have for transparency and analysis, but seldom mention visualization. That may change with the launch of Rank and Filed earlier this month, a visualization and open data platform for SEC filings that makes a powerful case for analyzing financial data visually. The site, created by a former SEC analyst, pulls data from the commission’s venerable Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) database and presents them in a much friendlier way. Users can download the bulk data, which is stored on the Rank and Filed site as well.
Visualization Makes SEC Filings Easy to Navigate
Travis Korte is a research analyst at the Center for Data Innovation specializing in data science applications and open data. He has a background in journalism, computer science and statistics. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, he launched the Science vertical of The Huffington Post and served as its Associate Editor, covering a wide range of science and technology topics. He has worked on data science projects with HuffPost and other organizations. Before this, he graduated with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley, having studied critical theory and completed coursework in computer science and economics. His research interests are in computational social science and using data to engage with complex social systems. You can follow him on Twitter @traviskorte.
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