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Pink Sheets is the common name for the trading of stocks over-the-counter (OTC) and separate from one of the major exchanges such as the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

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Is it important for OTC-traded companies to have independent directors? [closed]

Most companies that are traded in the US over-the-counter stock market do not have independent directors, but some do. Should the existence of independent directors in OTC companies be considered a ...
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What are the risks of investing in an unsponsored American Depositary Receipt (ADR)?

What are the risks of investing in unsponsored ADRs? Is the risk different from that of sponsored ADRs? I initially believed that volume would be a problem for unsponsored ADRs, but then I noticed ...
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How is it possible for the shares of a privatized company to still be traded on the US OTC stock market?

At one point, Noble Group was among the largest commodity trading firms in the world. During 2015-2019, the company was accused of accounting fraud, reported huge losses, and was facing insolvency and ...
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Do customer orders have higher priority than market makers' orders in the US OTC stock market?

In the US OTC stock market, do customer orders have higher priority than market makers' orders? For example, a market maker is bidding on stock S at $10 for 100 shares. Assume that this is the highest ...
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How does a "Control Dispute" arise?

I was reading the OTC Markets glossary: Control Dispute — A Control Dispute occurs when multiple parties claim control of a company. OTC Markets Group does not determine control or work to resolve ...
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Can brokers execute my OTC stock orders at inferior prices by "trading through"?

I am aware that FINRA-registered broker-dealers have to follow FINRA Rule 5310 (Best Execution and Interpositioning). But are OTC stocks (OTCQX, OTCQB, OTC Pink) subject to the Order Protection Rule ...
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What are the risks of buying OTC stocks whose transfer agent is not verified?

I noticed that some OTC stocks have the "Transfer Agent Verified" mark, while others do not. For example, GoldMining Inc. (GLDLF) has it, while Gold Reserve, Inc. (GDRZF) does not. I've ...
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Why do investors routinely avoid small cap stocks when they are the easiest to analyze?

Investors seem to routinely avoid penny stocks and small cap stocks, concentrating their investment in index funds and "blue chips". They seem to think that small stocks are risky. Penny ...
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Are there stock options on OTC stocks?

I was looking for stock options for the largest companies that actively trade on the OTC market. For example, options on Tencent Holding Ltd. (TCEHY), Roche Holding Ltd (RHHBY), Nintendo Co., Ltd. (...
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Why are Nevada pink sheet stocks particularly risky?

I understand that pink sheet stocks are a lot more risky than those on stock exchanges, but I was told that Nevada pink sheet stocks are the riskiest of them all. I was told that these companies can &...
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Which should I buy: F shares or ADRs?

Given the choice between a stock with a five-letter ticker that ends with "F" and one that ends with "Y", which should I buy? Lots of foreign companies have both F-shares and Y-...
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How do OTC Pink securities to move into the Grey Market?

(Note: I'm new to the market mechanisms of the OTC market) On any given day, there are usually securities that leave the OTC Pink market and fall into the Grey Market. For example: Fri, Jul 03, 2020 ...
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Why is the number of OTC securites different between OTC Markets and FINRA?

According to OTC Markets (https://www.otcmarkets.com/research/stock-screener), there are currently 16,610 quoted securities on its system : However, according to FINRA (https://otce.finra.org/otce/...
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Do shareholders of OTC pink sheets "dark" companies receive financial information?

On the OTC Pink Sheets, there are many "dark" companies (i.e. OTC Pink No Information). These are companies that have decided to stop filing certain documents with the SEC (e.g. Form 10-K, ...
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Are there market makers for OTC stocks?

Will I always be able to find a willing buyer/seller for stocks that trade on the OTC markets? In other words, are there market makers for OTC stocks similar to the market makers for NYSE and NASDAQ ...
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What is happening in this scenario?

There is an OTC company that has very low trading volume. Today from the “trade page” it shows that 20,000 Shares were sold but in the buyers column it shows zero amount of shares bought, the stock is ...
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Where can I find filings for OTC stocks?

If a US stock is traded on a major exchange, its filings can be found at https://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/legacy/companysearch.html Is there a place where I can find filings done by stocks on ...
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Can non-accredited investor remain as a shareholder in private company?

In the US one has to be accredited investor to buy stock in a private company. However, does one still need to be accredited investor in case a public company goes private (i.e. get delisted from ...
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How can I trade in "OTC" stocks?

Where do you buy "OTC" stocks? I may be naive but OTC means over the counter. I am confused as to where to purchase such stocks?
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OTC Markets, OTCBB & NASDAQ Level 2

Does NASDAQ Level 2 or NASDAQ Total View support OTCBB stocks or only stocks listed on national exchanges?
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Do the rewards of custom contract size in OTC derivatives justify the counterparty risk?

If I decide to trade OTC derivatives, I take on counterparty risk. Since the transaction is not overseen by a clearing house/firm, I accept the risk that the counterparty may not honour the obligation....
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What happens when a company stops trading? (pink sheets)

I've inherited many shares in a company traded on the pink sheets. Its market cap is lower than its assets. Many assets of its assets are quite boring (bonds). It does not carry debt. Because no ...
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U.S. OTC Market Depth - Level 2? [closed]

Are there any paid websites, services or programs providing access to OTC Level 2 for private individuals? I need OTC Level 2 to work fast, without any delays. P.S. By "OTC", I mean the ...
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When I sell an OTC stock, do I have to check the volume of my sale in order to avoid an NSCC illiquid charge?

The National Securities Clearing Corporation will charge an illiquid fee if the buy side exceeds 5 million shares or if the sell side exceeds 10% of the 20 day average volume. When I buy an OTC stock, ...
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Can you buy out a pink sheet listed company by purchasing all of the outstanding shares?

If you buy out all the outstanding shares of a pink sheet listed company, do you control the company (much like when an NYSE-listed stock is bought out)?
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How can OTC scams affect you?

I learned a hard lesson today, and fortunately it wasn't that bad. I invested a few thousand dollars in a penny stock carelessly (via ETRADE, with the intention of doing a short term trade, or a day ...
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What are my options for dealing with stock from a bankrupt company?

I hold some shares of a company in a discount broker account that has recently declared bankruptcy to allow for reorganization and is trading on the Pink Sheets, what are my options for dealing shares?...
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ADR listed in PINK

I am interested to invest in Tesco. It will be easier for me to invest through US stock market instead of UK. I was wondering, is it correct for me to buy ADR TSCDY listed in PINK? As I recently ...
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I'm in the U.S. What are vehicles to invest in international stocks?

I'm interested in investing in companies that are trading in Thailand, Malaysia, Norway. I am in U.S. and have a Scottrade account. I know that some of the companies don't trade on U.S. stock ...
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What does pink-sheet mean related to stocks?

I see the term pink-sheet mentioned a lot in context of stocks. What does it mean?
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