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Michelle Leder

author Image Michelle Leder is the founder and editor of www.footnoted.com and the author of “Financial Fine Print: Uncovering a Company’s True Value” (John Wiley & Sons, 2003).


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Area of Expertise: SEC filing analysis

Website: www.footnoted.com

Book:Financial Fine Print: Uncovering a Company’s True Value

Biography:
Michelle Leder first became interested in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings early in her career, while writing about a small Florida bank that was engaged in aggressive accounting during the last real estate boom. As a reporter, and later as an editor, she spent 10 years at daily newspapers in Florida, Connecticut and New York. As a freelance business journalist, her work has appeared in BusinessWeek, The New York Times, Portfolio and Slate, among others. Leder has appeared on Bloomberg TV, CNBC and the Today Show and has been quoted in dozens of newspapers, both in the U.S. and abroad, about digging into SEC filings. “Financial Fine Print” (John Wiley & Sons, 2003) is her first book. She holds a degree in economics from Brandeis University. She recently relocated to Chicago (temporarily) to spend some time at the mothership (Morningstar), but normally lives in Peekskill, NY, with her husband, Scott, their son, Soren, and their dog, Kumara, whom she has trained to dig through SEC filings.

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  1. Stock Strategies »

    Using SEC Filings to Identify Risk Factors

    Potential problems in companies can be identified before they wreck havoc with your portfolio by looking at SEC filings.

    June 2011 | Journal