Get Ready for the Regulation FD Shakedown Cruise

Second of two parts

With the implementation of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Regulation "Fair Disclosure" (FD) just six weeks away, companies and analysts are still befuddled about its effect on their external
communications.

The regulation requires that companies release material information - that is, news which a reasonable investor would consider in making a decision - to the general public at the same time it's
provided to Wall Street, ending the casual and common practice of selective disclosure.