Investor Conference Calls and Presentations

Since 2000, another couple of great resources have been added to the arsenal of business researchers – earnings calls and investor presentations.  Earnings calls are the conference calls company management give every quarter to provide investment analysts at the big banks and mutual funds with context on their quarterly performance.  Investor presentations are made at the events where companies showcase themselves for big investors.

So what changed in 2000?  That’s when the SEC issued Regulation FD, which required that all investors in a public company receive material information at the same time.  Before that, the earnings calls and investor conferences were all closed-door affairs, and only the big financial institutions, more or less, had access.  Now all of this information is freely available online and through other avenues. Continue reading Using Investor Conference Calls and Presentations