When and why was the SEC created?


. Name the main divisions of the SEC and briefly explain their function.


. From the home page, select “Forms and Filings (EDGAR).” Select “search for company filings.” Select “companies and


other filers.” In the box beside “company name,” enter the name or part of the name of a company about which you are

interested in learning more. You should see a long list of strange letters and numbers like 8-K and 10-K. These designate the

type of filing the company has made. Scroll down until you come to a 10-K filing.


 This is the annual report of the company.

Select html and then select the document next to 10-K. Scroll down to the table of contents and select item 8. These are the

company’s financial statements. Which financial statements do you see?