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December 20, 2019
The Impact of the SEC’s Proposal to Amend Rule 15c2-11

OTC Markets Group recently published preliminary comments to the SEC’s recent Rule Proposal on the Publication or Submission of Quotations Without Specified Information (Rule 15c2-11), which governs the public quoting of securities on our OTCQX, OTCQB and Pink markets. The Rule Proposal would require, among other things, that current information about a company be publicly available in order for that company to be quoted on our markets.The SEC’s Proposal recognizes the OTC Markets Group disclosure standards and would permit broker-dealers to rely on our current information designations (including OTCQX, OTCQB, Pink Current designations) to submit quotations in these securities and bring companies to the public markets. Watch a recent video with our General Counsel Dan Zinn on the impact of this rule proposal.

Issuers and advisors have already submitted comments highlighting the value of the current information they provide on OTCQX and OTCQB and its application to other important issues like Rule 144 and the ability to deposit shares.  We welcome additional feedback and encourage our community to learn more about the proposal and to become involved. The public comment file is available on the SEC’s website here with instructions on how to submit comments here.

For more information, please contact Dan Zinn, General Counsel, at or Cass Sanford, Associate General Counsel, at

New Alliance with North Capital

OTC Markets Group CFO, Bea Ordonez, and EVP of Corporate Services, Jason Paltrowitz, explain how early-stage companies trading on our markets can cost-effectively raise capital online through OTC Markets Groups' new alliance with North Capital Investment Technology. Watch Now.

CECL is Coming: How Banks Can Anticipate Its Impact While Making Their Voices Heard

With the most sweeping re-casting of credit risk management in decades on the horizon, banks are bracing for the potential disruptive ramifications of the new set of credit loss accounting standards. Our latest blog post looks at the ‘Interagency Guidance on Credit Review Systems’ recently published in the Federal Register. Read the post here.

Community Spotlight

Dr. Quinton Van Rooyen,
Chief Executive Officer

Trustco Group Holdings Ltd. (OTCQX: TSCHY)

Trustco Group Holdings Ltd (JSE: TTO; OTCQX: TSCHY) became the first Namibian company to qualify to have its American Depository Receipts (ADRs) trade on the OTCQX Best Market. The group is recognized for looking beyond Namibia's borders for growth and development opportunities for its unique brand, driven by innovation and diversification. 


Trading on OTCQX has provided not only a platform to enable U.S. investors to acquire equity in the group, but it also allows the group to widely disseminate relevant corporate announcements to a worldwide audience and investor base than could be generated locally. For the past quarter of a century, Trustco earned and solidified its reputation for sustainable long-term wealth creation for all its shareholders, and our U.S. shareholders are no exception. Learn More. 

OTCQX Video Series

Orange County Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: OCBI) is the parent company of Orange Bank & Trust Company and Hudson Valley Investment Advisors, Inc. Serving the local community for over 125 years, CEO Michael Gilfeather joined the OTCQX Video Series to discuss what differentiates Orange Bank & Trust from its competitors. Watch Now.

OTC Markets Premium Provider Directory

Our Premium Provider Directory offers access to providers tailored to meet the specific needs of OTC Markets companies. 

View the Directory.


Contact Matt Liteplo at for more information. 

Monthly Trade Summary - November 2019
Market Designations Number
of Securities*
$ Volume
Monthly $ Volume
per Security
YTD $ Volume*
OTCQX 487 $4,277,483,315 $8,783,333 $53,424,056,419
OTCQB 958 $1,499,816,497 $1,565,570 $23,497,350,749
Pink 9,259 $18,576,094,219 $2,006,274 $228,382,990,778
Total 10,704 $24,353,394,031 $2,275,167 $305,304,397,947

*Data as of November 30, 2019

Virtual Investor Conferences: View Archive Presentations

Virtual Investor Conferences combine leading-edge online conferencing and investor communications capabilities with a comprehensive global investor audience network.

Watch Archived Presentations On-Demand:

To register and view the agenda for upcoming events, view the Events Calendar

Attendance is free to listen to live and archived investor presentations. 

To learn more about participating in a Virtual Investor Conference, contact John Viglotti at


The MicroCap Conference – Philadelphia, PA (December 17, 2019)

The Vancouver Resource Investment Conference – Vancouver, BC (January 19-20, 2020)

CannaTech 2020 – Davos, Switzerland (January 20-24, 2020)

PDAC 2020 – Toronto, Canada (March 1-4, 2020)

IR Magazine Awards US – New York, NY (March 25, 2020)

CannaTech Tel Aviv 2020 – Tel Aviv, Israel (March 30-31, 2020)

IR Magazine Awards Canada – Toronto, Canada (April 2, 2020)

Contact for more information.


Theta Gold Mines dual lists shares in US-based OTCQB market - Proactive Investors (November 8, 2019)

OTC Markets Group (OTCM) CEO Cromwell Coulson on Q3 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha (November 11, 2019)

PointsBet trading on the OTCQX Best Market will build US profile - SBC Americas (November 15, 2019)

4 Observations From The First Ever 'Cannabis Investor Day'  - MarketWatch (November 18, 2019)

OTCQX Proposed Rule Changes - JD Supra (November 20, 2019)

Small Companies Are Being Excluded From IPOs, And The Market Is Looking For Solutions  - Benzinga (November 22, 2019)

Urbem's 'Wonderful Business' Series: OTC Markets Group - Guru Focus (December 1, 2019)

PharmaCielo Commences Trading On OTCQX - Benzinga (December 2, 2019)

New OTCQX and OTCQB Companies

Welcome to the companies that joined the OTCQX Best Market and the OTCQB Venture Market in November 2019:

The OTCQX Best Market
Belpointe REIT, Inc (OTCQX: BELP)
Calibre Mining Corp. (OTCQX: CXBMF)
Captor Capital Corp. (OTCQX: CPTRF)
Discovery Metals Corp (OTCQX: DSVMF)
Foresight Energy LP (OTCQX: FELPU)
Grayscale Digital Large Cap Fund LLC (OTCQX: GDLCF)
Journey Energy Inc. (OTCQX: JRNGF)
Morris State Bancshares, Inc. (OTCQX: MBLU)
PointsBet Holdings Limited (OTCQX: PBTHF)

The OTCQB Venture Market
Aftermath Silver Ltd. (OTCQB: FLMZF)
BIGG Digital Assets Inc. (OTCQB: BBKCF)
Bionomics Ltd. (OTCQB: BNOEF)
Boardwalktech Software Corporation (OTCQB: BWLKF)
Canntab Therapeutics Ltd (OTCQB: CTABF)
Cool Holdings Inc. (OTCQB: AWSM)
CW Petroleum Corp (OTCQB: CWPE)
Dragon Jade International Ltd. (OTCQB: DGJI)
Ecoark Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: ZEST)
GlobeX Data Ltd. (OTCQB: SWISF)
GreenPower Motor Company Inc. (OTCQB: GPVRF)
Kore Mining Ltd. (OTCQB: KOREF)
MustGrow Biologics Corporation (OTCQB: MGROF)
Nabis Holdings Inc. (OTCQB: NABIF)
Odyssey Group Intl Inc. (OTCQB: ODYY)
One World Pharma Inc. (OTCQB: OWPC)
Theta Gold Mines Limited (OTCQB: TGMGF)
TriStar Gold, Inc. (OTCQB: TSGZF)
Voyager Digital Canada Ltd. (OTCQB: VYGVF)
White Energy Company Ltd. (OTCQB: WECFY)
Willow Biosciences Inc. (OTCQB: CANSF)
Zoetic International PLC (OTCQB: ZOEIF)

Graduates to an Exchange Listing

The following company graduated to an exchange listing in November 2019:

Graduated from the OTCQX Best Market
Liminal BioSciences Inc (Nasdaq: LMNL)