Over the Counter (OTC)

Reuters  Oct 20  Comment 
Italian drugmaker Sigma-Tau is in advanced talks to sell part of its Italian operations to domestic peer Alfa Wassermann that would create an over-the-counter (OTC) powerhouse,...
Euromoney  Oct 16  Comment 
Market participants are relatively relaxed about the impact of last year’s change to the US trading model, relative to the dire warnings from the global trade association for OTC derivatives, but global market fragmentation remains a risk.
MarketWatch  Oct 14  Comment 
Shares of penny stock Aethlon Medical , which trades over the counter, ran up 29% in premarket trade Tuesday, after the company announced the first use of its Hemopurifier therapy on a patient infected with Ebola. The treatment was made to a...
Mondo Visione  Oct 14  Comment 
EuroCCP announced today its clearing services for clients’ matching OTC transactions with Traiana. EuroCCP’s Clearing Participants can now request Traiana to forward bilaterally agreed matched transactions to EuroCCP to be centrally cleared...
SeekingAlpha  Oct 7  Comment 
By Daan Everts: Preferred shares as a group trade highly correlated. Divergences arise largely based on duration and credit differentials, and to a lesser extent features such as call dates, industry, qdi and cumulative dividends. As the markets...
Euromoney  Oct 6  Comment 
Over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market reform outside the US and Europe will be closely monitored by companies who use these derivatives to manage foreign-currency earnings exchange-rate risk.
Resource Investor  Oct 1  Comment 
The metals market has always been very difficult to use for hedging by the smaller metals dealer just due to the size of the contracts.
Reuters  Oct 1  Comment 
* Completes takeover of merck & co otc drug unit Further company coverage:
SeekingAlpha  Sep 30  Comment 
By Ben Kramer-Miller: *Note that investors are encouraged to buy the shares in Toronto (TSE: RBX) as these shares are more liquid than the OTC shares. Robex Resources (OTCPK:RSRBF) just announced that its solution towards solving its elution...
DailyFinance  Sep 30  Comment 
LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwired) -- 09/30/14 -- Oriens Travel & Hotel Management Corp. (OTC Pink: OTHM) (PINKSHEETS: OTHM), the Next Generation International Hotel Brand Operator, announced today that the Company's newly appointed CEO, Mr. Melvin...


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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