OTCBB


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OTCBB

OTC Bulletin Board

An electronic listing of over-the-counter securities on NASDAQ. The OTCBB lists several thousand securities, including stocks, bonds, ADRs, and others. Since 1999, the SEC has required all companies listed on the OTCBB to report their financial information.

OTCBB

OTC Bulletin Board (OTCBB).

During the trading day, the electronic OTC bulletin board (OTCBB) provides continuously updated real-time bid and ask prices, volume information, and last-sale prices.

The OTCBB lists this information for unlisted US and overseas stocks, warrants, unit investment trusts (UITs), and American Depositary Receipts (ADRs).

It also lists Direct Participation Programs (DPPs) that are not listed on an organized market but are being traded over-the-counter (OTC).

Approximately 3,600 companies are tracked on the OTCBB. To qualify for inclusion, they must report their financial information to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or appropriate regulatory agency.