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1 Week Left For IR Magazine SmallCap Award Nominations

The IR Magazine Forum & Awards – Small Cap US is IR Magazine’s best practice event in New York designed exclusively for CEOs, CFOs, IROs and advisors from smallcap companies. Spanning multiple industries, the one-day conference focuses on key issues affecting small cap companies. This year’s conference will be held on September 26, 2019 at the OTC Markets headquarters in New York City. 

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OTC Markets Announces Q2 2019 Index Performance and Rebalancing

Last week, OTC Markets Group announced the second quarter 2019 performance and quarterly rebalancing of the OTCQX and OTCQB indexes, including the OTCQB Venture Market. Index perfomrance was mixed in the second quarter. The OTCQB Venture Index (.OTCQB), which tracks the overall OTCQB Venture Market, was down 10.9% in the second quarter while the OTCQX U.S. Index, a benchmark for

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SEC Charges Securities Lawyer and Microcap Agent with Fraud

Last week, The Securities and Exchange Commission charged an Arizona-based attorney and a Missouri-based agent of microcap shell companies with securities fraud and registration violations. According to the SEC’s complaint, from February 2015 to April 2017, attorney William Scott Lawler engaged in schemes to fraudulently transfer control over the shares of two publicly-traded shell companies to his client. The SEC

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SEC Freezes Assets in International Manipulative Trading Scheme

Last week, The Securities and Exchange Commission announced charges against five foreign traders for executing illegal matched trades in the stock of Medico International, Inc. (MDDT). The SEC also obtained an emergency court order freezing assets held in brokerage accounts of the defendants, including approximately $144,000 that otherwise could have been wired offshore, and hundreds of thousands of shares of

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New White Paper About SmallCap Corporate Governance

Recently OTC Markets & IR Magazine published a new white paper about smallcap corporate governance. Often associated with larger firms, corporate governance is just as important for small and micro-cap companies. By adhering to high governance standards, small-caps are better placed to achieve their goals and attract new investment. Appropriate internal controls of a smallcap look different from those of

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Planet MicroCap Podcast Launches MicroCap Graduation Series

This week, Robert Kraft’s Planet MicroCap Podcast launched their new MicroCap Graduation Series. Kraft wrote; “I’ve done about 90 interviews here on the podcast, and I’ve interviewed some of the best investors, where they discuss the investing strategies that helped them be successful investors. The next evolution I always envisioned for Planet MicroCap was to interview CEO’s who have successfully

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QBie™ Spotlight: Greater Cannabis Co Inc. (OTCQB: GCAN)

QBie™ Spotlight joins Aitan Zacharin, CEO of Greater Cannabis Co Inc. (OTCQB: GCAN), to discuss one of the OTCQB’s newest additions. GCAN joined the OTCQB on February 27, 2019. What does GCANRx do? Aitan Zacharin: “GCANRx is a biopharmaceutical company leading the industry in innovative cannabinoid delivery systems. We have taken our decades of R&D in drug delivery technologies and

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SmallCap REITs & Community Banks Find Success With Reg A+

While traditional companies have struggled with Reg A+ and fewer are opting to use the “mini-IPO” as a method to raise capital, SmallCap REITs & Community Banks continue to find success with Reg A+. This was highlighted in a recent blog post by Joseph Oltmanns of OTC Markets Group. In the post, Oltmanns discussed how “REITs and Community Banks are paving

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Expert Analysis: Class of May 2019 OTC Graduates

By: Joseph M. Lucosky, Managing Partner Lucosky Brookman LLP The month of May saw a total of two companies uplist from the OTC onto national securities exchanges. One of these companies operates in the biopharmaceutical industry, while another is in the cannabis industry. Below is a brief description of these companies and selected information and observations of the path these

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Three OTC Markets Issuers Uplisted From The OTC To Nasdaq In May 2019

Three OTC Markets Issuers Uplisted From The OTC To senior exchanges in May 2019. Learn more about the OTC ‘graduates’ below.   Franklin Financial Services Corp. (Nasdaq: FRAF) On May 1, 2019, FRAF uplisted from the OTCQX to the Nasdaq. Franklin Financial is the largest independent, locally owned and operated bank holding company headquartered in Franklin County with assets of

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