Over the Counter (OTC)

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Cellular News  Sep 20  Comment 
LOS ANGELES , Sept. Troika Media Group, Inc. (OTC: MTWO - symbol to be changed shortly) announced the full slate of board members effective today: Jeffrey Schwartz , Chairman of the Board of Troika Media Group, founder and principal of Digital...
The Economic Times  Sep 19  Comment 
The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) is expected to amend rules on drugs and cosmetics to include a separate schedule for OTC drugs.
Cellular News  Sep 19  Comment 
NEW YORK , Sept.andnbsp;OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, today announced Covalon Technologies Ltd. (TSX-V: COV; OTCQX: CVALF), a researcher, developer, manufacturer, and...
Mondo Visione  Sep 19  Comment 
OTC Clearing Hong Kong Limited (OTC Clear), a subsidiary of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) that was set up in 2013 to provide clearing services for over-the-counter, or OTC, derivatives, welcomes BNP Paribas (BNP) as 17th clearing...
Mondo Visione  Sep 18  Comment 
Boerse Stuttgart GmbH has a new subsidiary: Boerse Stuttgart Digital Ventures GmbH. The company was launched on 15 September 2017 and develops innovative business models for exchange trading and over-the-counter (OTC) trading in fungible products....
FiercePharma  Sep 18  Comment 
Allergan and Ironwood launched a new campaign for their gastro med Linzess, pointing out the challenges of juggling OTC constipation treatments. Computer-generated images of bottles and boxes of laxatives, fiber and probiotics remedies literally...
Mondo Visione  Sep 14  Comment 
CME Group today announced that it will exit the company's credit default swap (CDS) clearing business by mid-2018, freeing up $650 million in clearing member capital.  Going forward, in order to meet customer needs in light of uncleared margin...




 

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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