The Markets

We organize 10,000 securities into three markets - OTCQX®, OTCQB® and Pink®, to better inform investors.


The Best Market

Offers transparent and efficient trading of established, investor-focused U.S. and global companies. To qualify for the OTCQX market, companies must meet high financial standards, follow best practice corporate governance, demonstrate compliance with U.S. securities laws, and have a professional third-party sponsor introduction. Penny stocks, shells and companies in bankruptcy cannot qualify for OTCQX. The companies found on OTCQX are distinguished by the integrity of their operations and diligence with which they convey their qualifications.

View the full list of OTCQX companies here.

OTCQX Benefits for Investors

  • Investors can see prices and access market data – OTCM sets the best price standard by broadly distributing our market data through multiple channels, including Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, and other leading market data distributors.
  • Investors can access company information – OTCM’s suite of Corporate Services empowers public companies and their advisors to improve visibility and availability of information.
  • Investors can trade through the broker of their choice – OTCM’s technology enables investors to buy and sell securities through the institutional, retail, or online broker-dealer of their choice, making the trading experience nearly identical to that of trading NYSE or NASDAQ securities.

Key Highlights About the OTCQX Market*

  • 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of OTCQX
  • 399 domestic and global companies ranging from global blue chips to U.S. high growth
  • $1.4 Trillion in market capitalization
  • $36.8 Billion in annual dollar volume, nearly 20% of the total annual dollar volume of all OTC securities
  • Trading on an established public market with Blue Sky recognition
  • Recognized as a world-class U.S. public market by federal and state regulators, broker-dealers, investors, market data distributors and the international investment community

*As of December 31, 2016