Below are some of the most frequently asked questions by users of whalewisdom. If you have any questions that aren't answered here, please contact us.
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- What is a 13F?
- When are filings due?
- What kind of assets must be reported on Form 13F?
- Why can't I find my favorite mutual fund?
- What is the difference between 13F and N-PORT Filings?
- I found an error in one of your filings. What gives?
- How up-to-date are the filings on WhaleWisdom?
- How far back does the WhaleWisdom database go?
- What do the designations PRN, CALL and PUT mean?
- Why don't stock prices in backtester match the securities actual closing price?
- What is "Estimated Avg Price Paid"? How is it determined?
- The quarter ended 2-weeks ago, why hasn't the Heat Map/WhaleIndex/Stats page been updated yet?
13F filings are filed quarterly by any investment manager exercising investment discretion over at least $100 million in long US securities.
N-PORT filings are filed by all registered investment companies (mutual funds, closed-end funds) and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). N-PORT filings are filed monthly with the SEC, but only the quarterly N-PORT is made available to the public.
Some key differences:
- 13Fs include long US securities only. N-PORT filings on the other hand disclose the entire portfolio, including cash, shorts, foreign securities, treasuries and more.
- 13Fs are slightly more timely as filings are due 45-days after the calendar quarter end date. N-PORT filings are due 60-days after the fiscal quarter end date.
- 13F filers will include any investment manager, not just mutual fund and ETF managers, as long as they meet the $100M threshold. So qualifying hedge funds and even sovereign wealth funds must file a 13F.
- 13F filings are filed at the company level whereas N-PORTs are filed at the fund level. So for a manager with many different funds, it isn't possible to tell which individual fund the position is allocated to with 13Fs.
WhaleWisdom processes both 13F and N-PORT filings. When you view a stock on the site, N-PORT disclosures are separated from 13F disclosures to prevent double-counting since many entities must file both. We have all 13F filings since 2001 and N-PORT filings since 2019.