Scripts can share a data pool that transcends the life of a script and can therefore be shared by multiple other scripts. There are other methods of storing what we usually call “meta” data, but session data is specifically designed to allow scripts to communicate and share information over time and threads. In this blog, we will explore session data and, as a side discussion, atomic operations.Continue reading "LDC #120: Quickly Sharing and Managing Data..." »
Friday, January 25. 2019
Friday, January 18. 2019
Last week, Dave added to our Bulk Filing script, giving it the ability to add folders and to detect if it’s going over the maximum allowable size from the SEC. This week, we’re going to do our final update on this script and develop its ability to actually file to the SEC. As part of this, we’re going to read back the SEC’s response, determine if it’s an error or a success, and if it’s a success we’ll parse the accession notices out and create an output file that maps the accession number to the original file. This will be very handy in case one of the filings comes back suspended, so you can just look up the accession number of the file to see which one failed.
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Friday, January 11. 2019
This week we will add a few more features to the bulk filing script. Now that Steve has filled in the code to create a bulk filing we can add the finishing touches to increase performance, check that the filing size is within acceptable limits, and improve the user interface. If you haven’t read the previous posts, here are the links to part one and two.Continue reading "LDC #118: Bulk Filings Part 3" »
Friday, January 04. 2019
If you are not familiar with the term Section 16, Section 16 is a section of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. In fact, it is section 16 of the act. Section 16 is a way to attempt to mitigate insider trading at companies. It states that any person who is a director of the company, an officer of the company, or a 10% or more beneficial owner, directly or indirectly, they must file Forms 3, 4, and 5. These forms report the level of equity interests whenever a significant change occurs. The terms that you will see referenced here are reporting owner, who is the person of interest here, and issuer, who is the company that in which the reporting owner has equity.
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