Over the Counter (OTC)

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Benzinga  Apr 17  Comment 
Entrepreneurs are rarely eager (or even allowed) to talk to the press immediately after their company has been acquired. Brian Meece, co-founder and CEO of RocketHub, embraced the idea. He was excited to tell Benzinga about RocketHub's sale to...
Mondo Visione  Apr 14  Comment 
Tullett Prebon Information (TPI), a leading global provider of financial market data, today announced that it has entered into a corporate partnership with Cass Business School, City University London. The partnership brings together one of the...
Mondo Visione  Apr 7  Comment 
This is to inform you that the currency risk rate on the Standardized OTC derivatives market will be applied to 11% from April 7, 2015.
Forbes  Apr 4  Comment 
Cooler heads prevailing in Gazprom fight with Ukraine. Stock continues its rally in OTC trading.
Benzinga  Apr 2  Comment 
As Green Technology Solutions, Inc. (OTC: GTSO) works to establish its new cannabis testing laboratory, state regulators in Colorado are stepping in to ensure that all cannabis products under their jurisdiction are free from potentially harmful...
The Economic Times  Apr 1  Comment 
Sebi has allowed OTC Exchange of India (OTCEI) to exit as a bourse from the nation's securities markets.
Benzinga  Mar 30  Comment 
Prada S.p.A. (OTC: PRDSY) reported a 28% decline in its net income for the year ended January 31. Prada's net income slipped to 450.7 million euros (US$491 million), compared to EUR627.8 million, in the year-ago period. Its revenue fell 1% to...
OilVoice  Mar 30  Comment 
Liquefied Natural Gas Limited ASX LNG OTC ADR LNGLY today announced that its 100 owned subsidiary Gladstone LNG Pty Ltd owner of the Fishermans Landing LNG project FLLNG or FLLNG Project ha
Benzinga  Mar 24  Comment 
Sweden's Hennes & Mauritz AB (OTC: HNNMY) reported a rise in its profit for the first quarter. Hennes & Mauritz's quarterly net profit climbed 36% to 3.61 billion kronor ($423.2 million), versus a year-ago profit of 2.65 billion kronor....




 

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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