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Over-the-Counter Market

Describing a security or trade that does not occur on an exchange. Very often, the OTC market includes securities that are very small and do not trade on an exchange because they do not meet market capitalization requirements. OTC securities may theoretically be traded informally (one may stand on a street corner and sell his/her stocks), but the term usually refers to securities traded through a dealer network.

Over the Counter

The market for securities issued by companies usually not listed on any stock exchange. Over the counter (OTC) trading is the principal market for U.S. government and municipal bonds.
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Concurrently, Wegg perceives a pretty little dead bird lying on the counter, with its head drooping on one side against the rim of Mr Venus's saucer, and a long stiff wire piercing its breast.
So the boy pipes, as he selects it from his change, and throws it on the counter.
Bob Sawyer's temporary absence behind the counter, whither he had retired to dispense some of the second-hand leeches, previously referred to; 'my dear friend, I am very miserable.
Bob Sawyer's boy, who, instead of devoting the evening to his ordinary occupation of writing his name on the counter, and rubbing it out again, peeped through the glass door, and thus listened and looked on at the same time.
Quenching in the counter limits the duration of the discharge in the counter.
In Counter Spiral (Red) and Counter Spiral (Green), both 1998, two structures reminiscent of single helical strands of DNA were suspended in space, their forms carved in the darkness by a sequence of LED counters along their edges.
Most managers decide whether they can and will counter on that basis alone.
Join the Counter Terror Expo US and counter-terror community online on Twitter (#CounterTerrorUS), Facebook and LinkedIn.
The global Police Modernization and Counter Terrorism market is expected to experience a CAGR growth of 2.
In addition to pseudoephedrine-based products, some now sell variations based on a drug called phenylephrine, which is available over the counter.
The company has proposed an arrangement in which Plan B would be available to women over age 16 without a prescription but from behind the pharmacist's counter.
The new TES photon counters have a very broad spectral response, from the near-infrared (3000 nm) through the visible and into the deep-ultraviolet (100 am) with a quantum efficiency of about 50%.