From my understanding, exchange-listed stocks are all DTC-eligible (DTC meaning Depository Trust Company), so my question is more about the securities that trade over-the-counter.

How can I check whether or not the stock of a particular company is DTC-eligible? I know that I could ask the investor relations department of the company, as companies are usually proud of their stock's DTC eligibility. But is there a central organization where DTC eligibility is recorded? Is there a better way I can check whether or not a stock is DTC-eligible?

  • Could you please define "DTC"? Jul 25, 2020 at 13:08
  • @ChrisW.Rea DTC is the Depository Trust Company.
    – Flux
    Jul 25, 2020 at 13:46
  • Ah, good to know. (Here in Canada, DTC most often implies "Dividend Tax Credit" when talking about stocks; i.e. a tax-advantaged form of distribution income.) Jul 25, 2020 at 14:12

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contact their transfer agent, they should know if the stock is DTC eligible. Please make sure to not let them confuse DTC with DWAC eligibility. A stock will have no trades or quotes if not DTC eligible

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