Category: OTC Markets

Companies that are having trouble getting listed on traditional stock exchanges might consider selling shares of their stock over the counter. Over the counter securities are traded on OTC Markets, through an online alternative trading system (ATS) that includes broker-dealers and market makers. The biggest reason that companie
Changes to the SEC Rule 15c2-11 went into effect on September 28, 2021. The new rules address amended 15c2-11 application requirements, requirements for public disclosure of information before quoting a security, unsolicited quotes, and the expanded role of the OTC Markets Group.  See our previous articles about the exact requ
Recently, due to COVID-19, exchange listed companies have been struggling to comply with rules set forth for timely administration of annual shareholder meetings and SEC filings. Considering these situations and the fact that many listed companies are facing the risk of not meeting the continued listing standards, the SEC and ex
Effective December 12, 2019, the OTCQX rules to list and maintain a company on the OTCQX have been modified. The OTCQX listing holds the highest level of entry compared to its kinship with other market tiers on OTC Markets, and inherently has "high standards". By complying to these recent changes, issuers can still remain on
Listing on NASDAQ or NYSE can be a ticket to new growth for many companies. However, it is difficult to meet the listing requirements for such large national exchanges. Many businesses find that they simply have no hope of premiering on such markets after their IPOs. For those companies, there are OTC markets. OTC markets are or
Is your company is considering a public offering? Does it plan to trade on an over the counter (OTC) market? If so, you may consider a Regulation A+ (Reg A+) IPO. Reg A+ IPOs are relatively new, streamlined, micro-IPO's. They are different from traditional IPOs in that they are size-restricted, and have fewer regulations. The
Beginning January 19, 2019, OTC Markets will begin to require all U.S. OTCQB and OTCQX companies to give verified share data through the services of a transfer agent participating in their Transfer Agent Verified Shares Program. Through their program, transfer agents can provide regular and up-to-date information on a company
On November 7th, the OTC Markets Group released a new stock promotion policy. This policy aims to improve the overall market transparency for investors, while addressing the issue of misleading, manipulative, or fraudulent stock promotion. Market Transparency and Fraudulent Promotional Campaigns The wide use of digital media h
The OTC Markets group recently implemented several amendments regarding the initial qualification process for the OTCQX that became effective June 13, 2016. These rules will affect companies who are performing an IPO while attempting to join OTCQX. These amendments also apply to companies that have not had a prior public market
Proposed Amendments Would Allow Regulation A Tier 2 Offerings for Listing on OTCQB The SEC's amendments to Regulation A of the Securities Exchange Act became effective on 6-19-2015. If all requirements are met, Regulation A allows for smaller companies to offer and sell up to $50 million in equity in a one-year period while rel