Over the Counter (OTC)

Benzinga  40 min ago  Comment 
Nintendo Co., Ltd (ADR) (OTC: NTDOY)'s Pokémon GO is creating waves among gamers. Unexpectedly, gamers are discovering corpses, adding a new element of intrigue and curiosity (albeit accidental) to the hit game. Just last week, a 19-year-old...
Mondo Visione  10 hrs ago  Comment 
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) today published further conclusions on proposals to introduce mandatory clearing and expand mandatory reporting for the second stage of the over-the-counter...
MedPage Today  Jul 14  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- Wide range of prescription, OTC agents to watch
Mondo Visione  Jul 14  Comment 
OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of the OTCQX®, OTCQB® and Pink® markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities announced that Vermont state regulations recognize the OTCQX market, and Washington , Wyoming and Iowa ...
newratings.com  Jul 14  Comment 
BASEL (dpa-AFX) - Akari Therapeutics (AKTX) has been given the go-ahead by the UK Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency to conduct a phase II trial of Coversin in patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria. The phase 2 trial...
Benzinga  Jul 13  Comment 
It was bound to happen. Someone figured out how to turn Nintendo Co., Ltd (ADR) (OTC: NTDOY)'s wildly popular Pokémon Go mobile game into an X-rated adventure. According to CNN Money, users are sharing nude pictures of themselves with...
Mondo Visione  Jul 11  Comment 
Overall credit terms and conditions offered to all counterparty types tightened slightly, reflecting less favourable price and non-price credit terms across the entire spectrum of securities financing and OTC derivatives markets In the...
Benzinga  Jul 11  Comment 
Nintendo Co., Ltd (ADR) (OTC: NTDOY)’s stock is surging more than 35 percent in Monday’s session as the company’s hit new mobile game Pokémon GO has exploded in popularity in recent days. The game is classified as “augmented reality,”...
Benzinga  Jul 11  Comment 
While Nintendo Co., Ltd (ADR) (OTC: NTDOY)'s mobile game Pokémon GO has only been out for a few days, players have already found ways to get an unfair advantage in the game. Some players have developed a cheat by faking the coordinates of a...
MedPage Today  Jul 8  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- First retinoid to become available over-the-counter


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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