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OTC Markets Closed Tomorrow To Observe National Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush

OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), announced that it will be closed on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, to observe the National Day of Mourning and passing of President George H.W. Bush. In addition, OTC Link and the Multicast Market Data Feed will be closed on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact OTC Link Trading Services

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Overview: Short Selling MicroCap Stocks On The OTC Markets

This week, Cromwell Coulson (CEO of OTC Markets Group) shared a post on the OTC Markets Blog about “Understanding Short Sale Activity.” Short selling is simply the sale of a security that the seller has borrowed. Short selling is a hot topic for microcap investors, traders, and management teams. MicroCap short selling is often credited for volume and price changes

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OTC Markets Announces Q3 2018 Index Performance and Rebalancing

This week, OTC Markets Group announced the third quarter 2018 performance and quarterly rebalancing of the OTCQX® and OTCQB® indexes, including the OTCQX Canada Index and the OTCQX Dividend Index. All the OTC Indexes except the OTCQX U.S. Index ended Q3 higher. Two OTC Indexes outperformed the others. The OTCQX Canada Index (.OTCQXCAN), which tracks Canadian OTCQX companies, was up

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Study Finds Going Public On The OTC First Can Avoid Underpricing and Stock Volatility

A recent revised study published by the Journal of Financial Intermediation looks at the impact a “two-stage IPO” can have a newly public company’s price and stock volatility. The two-stage IPO is where a firm first gets quoted on the over-the-counter (OTC) stock market, and then upgrades to a national exchange where it first issues public equity. Firms completing a

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Winners of IR Magazine’s US SmallCap Awards Announced

Last week, IR Magazine hosted their Forum & Awards for US SmallCap companies at OTC Markets’ headquarters in New York City. Small-cap companies were eligible to win awards in three categories: 1. best investor engagement, 2. best investor relations by a micro-cap company, and 3. best investor relations by a small-cap company. The winners were: Best investor engagement: Spartan Motors

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OTC Markets Group Announces Agenda for OTCQX Virtual Investor Conference on October 4

This week, OTC Markets Group announced the agenda for its upcoming OTCQX® Virtual Investor Conference, on October 4, 2018, featuring US-based issuers traded on the OTCQX Best Market. The event will include presentations by senior management of OTCQX companies comprising such sectors as biomedical, energy and cybersecurity, and include live question-and-answer sessions with retail and institutional investors. Investors will be

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OTC Markets Group Introduces Small Cap Listed Compliance Product

Last week, OTC Markets Group introduced a first of its kind compliance product designed to provide broker-dealers and compliance and risk management teams with an efficient and turnkey data set to standardize the process for evaluating over 1,800 sub $500 million market cap equities listed on a national stock exchange. The new Small Cap Listed Compliance Product allows firms to enhance

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OTCQB & OTCQX Issuers Will Soon Be Required to Use Verified Transfer Agents

In August, OTC Markets announced that five additional transfer agents joined their Transfer Agent Verified Shares Program. Twenty-five transfer agents, representing 91% of US companies trading on the OTCQX and OTCQB, are now included among a distinguished roster of leading transfer agents that are working with OTC Markets Group to create better informed and more efficient financial markets by participating

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More Recognition Of OTC Markets’ Fight Against Pump & Dumps

A new article in S&P Global Market Intelligence by Declan Harty discusses “How OTC Markets fights stock fraud enabled by ‘fake news’.” The article highlights how technology has made it easier for fraudsters to implement “pump and dumps” of OTC stock, listed securities, crypto currencies, and more. “Technology certainly transformed the stock promotion business,” said John Reed Stark, a cybersecurity consultant who

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