Blue Sheets

Written By
Paul Tracy
Updated August 5, 2020

What are Blue Sheets?

Blue sheets are petitions for information from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to investment companies whose trading activity has resulted in significant price movements.

How Do Blue Sheets Work?

Blue sheets are requests from the SEC that are sent out to investment companies which have executed a trade that considerably affected the price of a security. A blue sheet asks for information like the name of the investment house, the name of the security traded and the specific parties involved in the trade.

The blue sheet system has been digitized through an electronic blue sheet system.

Why Do Blue Sheets Matter?

The SEC uses blue sheets to track trading that it suspects may involve fraudulent or unlawful activity that might disadvantage other investors.