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OTC Markets Wants To Be The Exchange For Entrepreneurs

In a recent Bloomberg article about cannabis-related securities, Jason Paltrowitz explained that OTC Markets wants to be the market for entrepreneurs. Paltrowitz explained how innovative companies, like those in the cannabis space, choose OTC Markets over national exchanges because National exchanges are more restrictive, more expensive, and less beneficial for small issuers. OTC Markets has seen many international cannabis companies list on

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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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OTC Markets Publishes Lists of September Compliance Downgrades & Caveat Emptor Designations

Last week, OTC Markets Group published the lists of downgrades from its OTCQX® and OTCQB® markets and Caveat Emptor Designations for the month of September. This list is part of OTC Markets’ initiative to disseminate, on a recurring monthly basis, a list of downgrades from its respective OTCQX and OTCQB markets as well as a separate list of Caveat Emptor Designations that have occurred

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Four OTC Markets Issuers Uplisted to Nasdaq & NYSE in September 2018

Four issuers uplisted from the OTC Markets to the NASDAQ or NYSE in September 2018. Learn more about these OTC ‘graduates’ below.   AudioEye, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEYE) On September 4, 2018, AEYE uplisted from the OTCQB to the Nasdaq Capital Market. AudioEye is a technology company serving businesses committed to providing equal access to their digital content. About one month prior

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Seven OTC Markets Issuers Uplisted to Nasdaq & NYSE in August 2018

Seven issuers uplisted from the OTC Markets to the NASDAQ or NYSE American in August 2018. Learn more about these OTC ‘graduates’ below.   Cumulus Media, Inc. (Nasdaq: CMLS) On August 1, 2018, CMLS uplisted from the OTC Pink to the Nasdaq. CMLS combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver premium content

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OTC Markets Publishes Lists of August Compliance Downgrades & Caveat Emptor Designations

Last week, OTC Markets Group published the lists of downgrades from its OTCQX® and OTCQB® markets and Caveat Emptor Designations for the month of August. This list is part of OTC Markets’ initiative to disseminate, on a recurring monthly basis, a list of downgrades from its respective OTCQX and OTCQB markets as well as a separate list of Caveat Emptor Designations that have occurred

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OTC Markets Adds Five Transfer Agents To Their Transfer Agent Verified Shares Program

This week, OTC Markets Group announced that five (5) additional transfer agents have joined OTC Markets’ Transfer Agent Verified Shares Program. Action Stock Transfer, Manhattan Transfer Registrar Co., Mountain Share Transfer, Pacific Stock Transfer, and Securities Transfer Corporation are now included among a distinguished roster of transfer agents that are working with OTC Markets Group to create better informed and

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What Are The Benefits Of Cross-Trading In The United States?

In a new post on the OTC Markets blog, Jason Paltrowitz discussed the “Benefits of Cross-Trading in the United States.” Paltrowitz shared five benefits of cross-trading in the US. 1. SEC reporting exemption (Rule 12g32b) 2. Diversifying your shareholder base 3. Making your financial information, research, pricing and risk assessment more broadly available to U.S. investors 4. Appealing to those investors

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Three OTC Markets Issuers Uplisted to Nasdaq & NYSE in July 2018

Three issuers uplisted from the OTC Markets to the NASDAQ or NYSE in July 2018. Learn more about these OTC ‘graduates’ below.   American Fin Tr Inc (Nasdaq: AFIN) On July 19, 2018, AFIN uplisted from the the OTC to the Nasdaq Global Select Market. AFIN is a publicly traded real estate investment trust listed on the Nasdaq focused on managing

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