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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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In the shop the sickly man was studying his smudgy newspaper, now spread out largely on the counter.
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On Tuesday, the rupee staged a modest recovery, posting gains of two paisa on the buying counter and one paisa on the selling counter.
In addition to pseudoephedrine-based products, some now sell variations based on a drug called phenylephrine, which is available over the counter.
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This time, she wonders if it's the focus these medications are getting in some stores that have voluntarily put them behind the counter.
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The Counter Establishment is the loose networkof scholars, publicists, and think tanks that set out to stymie their liberal counterparts.