Section 13(f) Database - Computer-Readable File Download
"Section 13(f)" refers to a component of the Securites Exchange Act which requires that companies with over $100 Million in holdings must complete a form (called a Form 13) to report those holdings. You can find a complete description of the Section 13(f) from the SEC website, or check out their list of Frequently Asked Questions.
While the FAQ document indicates that there are no computer-readable versions of this file, Goldstar Software extracts a copy of this database every quarter from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and can make it available to you in a comma-delimited file (CSV) for download and subsequent importing into your own database applications, to make filing the Form 13F easier.
Typically, the SEC makes this list available within a few days (either side) of the end of a quarter, but they do not currently have a notification process. We start looking for the posted list once per day about 3 days before the end of the quarter, and we start watching for it twice a day after the second day of the quarter. Our typical turn-around for the CSV file is one day after finding the new list.
We can provide this download to you every quarter on a one-year subscription basis ($800), or we can provide a one-time download of the current list ($250) if you wish to try it out first before subscribing. If you would like more information about this service, please contact Bill Bach for more details.