Monthly Archives: November 2013

Big Ticks Hold Small Caps Hostage

Do bigger trading increments benefit small companies, or just the investment banks and market makers? Looking at the groups lined up behind nickel and dime trading, the bankers and markets. Continue reading Big Ticks Hold Small Caps Hostage

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Stevens Conference Keynote: XBRL More Than Numbers

Walter Hamscher gave an important message to the conference – XBRL was designed to support more than just numbers. The text block tagging of SEC filings clearly shows this, but only scratches the surface. To look deeper, let’s break out the consultant’s favorite tool, the quadrant chart! Continue reading Stevens Conference Keynote: XBRL More Than Numbers

Audit Quality Indicators, the Usual Suspects

If you are interested in audit quality (and who isn’t?) there is a very interesting slide deck available at the PCAOB web site on Audit Quality Indicators. Looking though the recommendations and survey results, it seems that there is strong support for reporting more data, not more documents, to the PCAOB. And what data standard might we use for that? Continue reading Audit Quality Indicators, the Usual Suspects

“When you look up at the thousands of stars in the night sky, the nearest sun-like star with an Earth-size planet in its habitable zone is probably only 12 light years away and can be seen with the naked eye. That is amazing.”A green and red Perseid meteor striking the sk...