Over the Counter (OTC)

Benzinga  Aug 28  Comment 
Robinhood is making some 250 notable foreign stocks available for trading on its commission-free platform. What Happened Companies like Tencent Holding/ADR (OTC: TCEHY), Burberry Group plc (OTC: BURBY), Heineken N.V. (ADR) (OTC: HEINY), BMW,...
Benzinga  Aug 27  Comment 
Marijuana stocks stayed hot Monday after Novia Scotia Liquor Corporation named Tilray Inc (NASDAQ: TLRY) and a number of other marijuana companies as its major suppliers. What Happened? NSLC announced Friday a major purchase order for...
Benzinga  Aug 20  Comment 
Regulations, reporting requirements and talent are three of the challenges in scaling a cannabis business, according to executives who discussed the topic Friday at the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference in Toronto. Competition The laws and...
MarketWatch  Aug 20  Comment 
A new partnership between health insurer Anthem Inc. and pharmacy chain Walmart will allow seniors enrolled in Anthem-affiliated Medicare Advantage health plans greater access to over-the-counter medications and other health products at lower...
Benzinga  Aug 17  Comment 
Industry leaders including Liberty Health Sciences, Tidal Royalty, Organigram and Mjardin discussed the future of medical marijuana Friday at the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference. Liberty Health Sciences Liberty Health Sciences (OTC:...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 14  Comment 


Over-the-counter (OTC) financial transactions represent all the financial activities that don't take place on an organized market. OTC transactions implies a transaction between financial actors that agree privately on volume and price. No public report is usually made on those transactions. They mostly involve large financial institutions such as investment banks, hedge funds, or blue chip companies.

OTC transactions frequently used on derivative instruments like forward rate agreements, swaps, or forward contracts. OTC contracts have been highly criticized since they imply very little transparency.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) regulates brokerdealers that operate in the over-the-counter (OTC) market. On the OTC market you can trade equity securities, corporate bonds, government securities and derivative products. The OTC Bulletin Board (OTCBB) and the Pink Sheets, for example, operate within the OTC market. The Pink Sheets and the OTCBB are quotation services for OTC securities. The Pink Sheets is a privately owned company. Unlike the OTCBB, issuers do not have to file financial reports to the SEC to be quoted.

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