APRA 2000

USC Development Research
 

presents

THE SEC
FOR
YOU AND ME

"It's on the Internet and it's FREE!!"




I. Introduction and Methodology (Nancy Taylor)

    A.  An Electronic Methodology (or Why the Web?)

        Session URL: http://www.usc.edu/source/StockTalk.htm

    B.  A Research Methodology ("Just the Facts, Ma'am," Sgt. Joe Friday on Dragnet)

       1. What is a Proxy?: Description and Glossary

          a. The Proxy and The DEF 14A (from the SEC Guide to Corporate Filings)

         b. Glossary - SEC Guide to Corporate Filings

        2. Who's in a Proxy?

            a. 1934 Act Registration Statements

            b. Insiders (The Secret of 5% & 10%)

        3. Where are Proxies?

            a. Looking for a Company Proxy?

               i.  http://www.hoovers.com/

               ii.  http://www.10kwizard.com

            b. Looking for People in Proxies?

               i.  http://www.10kwizard.com

               ii.  http://www.edgar-online.com/people/

        4. Why the Proxy?

II. Free Treasure: Proxy Mining from Your Desktop

    A. Treasure #1: Board Lists and Bios (Pat Locacciato)

        1. Sample Board List

        2. Mini Q&A

    B. Treasure #2: Stock and Stock Options (Nancy Taylor)

        1. The Facts: Direct Holdings

        2. Financial Fantasyland

            a. Indirect Holdings: Venture Capitalists, Family Trusts, etc.

            b. Options: Sample

            c. A,B,C,D

        3. Additional Terms

            Investment FAQ          Category Index: Stocks

         http://invest-faq.com/articles/index-stocks.html

        4. Mini Q&A

    C.  Treasure #3: Compensation (Carla Taylor)

        1. Types: Salary, Bonuses and Other Compensation

        2. Perks

        3. Mini Q&A

    D.  Treasure #4: Directors' Fees (Aimee Fitzgerald)

        1. Types

        2. Committees add up

        3. Mini Q&A

III.  Polishing Up Your Treasures: Free sites to finalize your report (Lynda Coleman)

    A.  Insider Trader: Check for transactions since last proxy via http://www.insidertrader.com/

    B.  Check for stock splits since last proxy or transaction  (Big Charts on Hoovers.com)

    C.  Figuring Stock Price

        1. Basic - Berkshire Hathaway via http://www.hoovers.com/

        2. Basic - Summary

    D.  Creating your finished product - Sample Profile

    E.  Mini Q & A

IV. More Treasure Sources (Nancy Taylor)

USC Stock Methodology
http://www.usc.edu/source/basicstock.htm

SEC Home Page
http://www.sec.gov/index.html

Important Information About Edgar
http://www.sec.gov/edaux/wedgar.htm

Edgar Guide to Corporate Forms
http://www.sec.gov/edaux/forms.htm

SEC Search Edgar Archives (Includes note on who doesn't file)
http://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/srch-edgar

Silicon Investor Glossary (general investor terms)
http://www.siliconinvestor.com/misc/glossary/alist.html

InsiderTrader Definitions
http://www.insidertrader.com/faq/defs.asp

Yahoo! Finance Insider Trades Questions and Comments / FAQ
http://biz.yahoo.com/f/bi.html

Yahoo! Finance Financial Glossary
http://biz.yahoo.com/f/g/g.html

Yahoo! Finance SEC Filings Questions and Comments / FAQ
http://biz.yahoo.com/f/s.html

Yahoo! Finance IPO Questions and Comments / FAQ
http://biz.yahoo.com/f/bipo.html

IPO Central
http://www.hoovers.com/ipo/0,1334,23,00.html

IPO Central: Meet the S-1
http://www.hoovers.com/ipo/guide/0,1334,59_2223,00.html

ABC News Class#1: Stock Options
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/business/YourMoney/LSBU_options.html

ABC News Secrets of the Annual Report
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/business/YourMoney/startstocks4.html

So You Want to be an Insider:

Armchair Millionaire
http://www.armchairmillionaire.com/
 

V. Q&A