Tag Archives: Promotion Risk Flag

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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OTC Markets Group Launches New Stock Promotion & Shell Risk Flags

On Wednesday, OTC Markets Group announced that a new stock promotion flag will enable investors to easily identify securities that are the subject of current promotional activity. This new flag, which is shaped like a megaphone, will appear on the promoted company’s quote page on otcmarkets.com. Stock promotion flags are part of an initiative OTC Market Group announced in November 2017

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What Should You Do If Your MicroCap Company’s Stock is Being Promoted?

Last week, OTC Markets Group released their updated policy on stock promotion. “Improving investor transparency and setting market standards with clear expectations for how reputable public companies should respond to misleading and manipulative promotion encourages management teams to more proactively address and dispel unfounded rumors and correct misinformation that can lead to unusual market activity,” said Liz Heese, OTC Markets

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OTC Markets Releases New Policy on Stock Promotion

Yesterday, OTC Markets Group released a new stock promotion policy to improve overall market transparency for investors and better address the problem of fraudulent stock promotion.   Clarify Responsibility of Reputable Public Companies The new policy and best practices codify a core principle of OTC Markets Group’s disclosure-based philosophy and the OTCQX and OTCQB Rules. It clarifies the responsibility of reputable public

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