Over the Counter (OTC)

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Mondo Visione  2 hrs ago  Comment 
Ancoa, providers of contextual surveillance and insightful analytics for exchanges, regulators, buy & sell-side firms, today announced that it has successfully integrated its real-time market surveillance capabilities with the Zagreb Stock...
Benzinga  Jan 20  Comment 
Bang & Olufsen (OTC: BGOUF) posted a net loss for the second quarter. Bang & Olufsen posted a quarterly net loss of 72 million Danish kroner ($11.2 million), versus a year-ago profit of DKK8 million. Its revenue slipped to DKK759 million from...
The Hindu Business Line  Jan 13  Comment 
Drugmaker Novartis India’s board of directors has approved the transfer of its over the counter (OTC) business to GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Pvt Ltd for ₹109 crore. The deal would be c...
TechCrunch  Jan 12  Comment 
 French startup Accengage, which provides mobile app engagement tech for push notifications, in-app messages and mobile retargeting, has raised a $3 million round in funding from private equity and venture capital firm OTC Aggregator, and the...
OilVoice  Jan 9  Comment 
Quicksilver Resources Inc. OTCKWKA announced today that the company received notification from the New York Stock Exchange that the NYSE had determined to commence proceedings to delist the company
Agoracom  Jan 8  Comment 
END OF DAY ALERT NPWZ: OTC PInk Last: $0.01 Up: $0.0035 Percent: 53% Volume: 9.9M ---------------- Neah Power Systems Agrees to Acquire Shorai, the Leading High Performance, Lithium-ion Power Starter Battery Company Merger is...
Mondo Visione  Jan 6  Comment 
Eurex Clearing, Europe’s leading clearing house and part of Deutsche Börse Group, announced today that the total cumulative notional volumes of cleared OTC transactions have now passed the 100-billion-euro mark. Since the launch of the OTC...
The Times of India  Jan 2  Comment 
Ranbaxy’s consumer healthcare portfolio, with leading over-the-counter (OTC) brands like Revital, Volini, Chericof, Pepfiz and Garlic Pearls, is set to get a big push from Sun Pharmaceutical Industries.
Benzinga  Dec 30  Comment 
Civeo Corporation (NYSE: CVEO) shares dipped 44.69% to $4.57 after the company issued a weak Q1 and FY15 forecast. The company also announced its plans to suspend the quarterly dividend. Atossa Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) shares dropped 19.65%...




 

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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