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5 Numbers That Sum Up Trading Activity On OTC Markets In 2019

Spencer Israel

More than 10,000 securities trade on OTC Markets. Broken up into three tiers—OTCQX, OTCQB, and Pink—the OTC Markets connect U.S. investors with issuers from 38 countries and dozens of emerging industries.

Below are five stats that sum up trading activity on OTC Markets’ top two tiers, OTCQX and OTCQB, in 2019:

10,755

The number of securities on OTC Markets as of December 31, 2019, up from 10,465 at the end of 2018 and more than the NYSE and Nasdaq combined. That figure includes 489 securities on the OTCQX Best Market, the top tier of OTC Markets typically for more established companies, and 959 on OTCQB Venture Market, the middle tier typically for emerging companies.

332

The number of securities added to the OTCQX and OTCQB Markets in 2019, slightly lower from the 369 that were added in 2018. Notable new names include the Grayscale Ethereum Trust (OTCQX: ETHE), an open-ended trust that holds Ethereum, and G5 Entertainment AB (OTCQX: GENTF), a Swedish developer and publisher of mobile games.

The number includes securities that upgraded to different markets during the year. For example, Hugo Boss AG (OTCQX: BOSSY), which upgraded to the OTCQX Market from the Pink market in November, and KushCo Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: KSHB), which upgraded to OTCQX from the OTCQB Venture Market in May.

$82.745 billion

The total combined 2019 dollar volume of all the securities on the OTCQX and OTCQB Markets. June was the month with the highest dollar volume on OTCQX, while September was the top month on OTCQB.

12

The number of countries represented among the 50 most actively traded (by dollar volume) securities on OTCQX. Twenty-three of the most-traded companies on OTC Markets in 2019 hail from North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico), 24 from Europe (France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom), one from South America (Brazil), and two from Australia.

14

The number of securities that experienced more than $1 billion in dollar trading volume in 2019. Of those 14, four trade on OTCQB and 10 trade on OTCQX.

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche was the only security to top the $10 billion volume threshold (approximately $10.95 billion worth of Roche shares traded), while the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust finished second with roughly $9.6 billion worth of shares traded.

Below are the top 20 most traded securities on the OTCQX and OTCQB markets in 2019 and their corresponding dollar volume.

Company Name

Market

Country

2019 Dollar Volume

Roche Holding Ltd (OTCQX: RHBBY)

OTCQX

Switzerland

$10,953,932,470

Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (BTC) (OTCQX: GBTC)

OTCQX

USA

$9,619,684,425

Danone (OTCQX: DANOY)

OTCQX

France

$2,423,997,538

Imperial Brands PLC (OTCQX: IMBBY)

OTCQX

United Kingdom

$2,219,629,098

Charlotte's Web Hldgs Inc. (OTCQX: CWBHF)

OTCQX

USA

$1,835,142,907

BNP Paribas (OTCQX: BNPQY)

OTCQX

France

$1,708,943,692

Adidas AG (OTCQX: ADDYY)

OTCQX

Germany

$1,481,660,075

BASF SE (OTCQX: BASFY)

OTCQX

Germany

$1,306,660,533

Infineon Technologies AG (OTCQX: IFNNY)

OTCQX

Germany

$1,298,380,864

Curaleaf Holdings Inc. (OTCQX: CURLF)

OTCQX

USA

$1,088,115,648

Fannie Mae (OTCQB: FNMA)

OTCQB

USA

$4,891,283,402

Fannie Mae (OTCQB: FNMAS)

OTCQB

USA

$4,300,546,502

Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCKJ)

OTCQB

USA

$3,550,202,161

Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC)

OTCQB

USA

$2,018,521,234

AXA (OTCQX: AXAHY)

OTCQX

France

$935,140,570

Deutsche Telekom AG (OTCQX: DTEGY)

OTCQX

Germany

$844,535,954

CV Sciences (OTCQB: CVSI)

OTCQB

USA

$834,122,759

Repsol S.A. (OTCQX: REPYY)

OTCQX

Spain

$734,024,351

Acreage Holdings Inc. (OTCQX: ACRGF)

OTCQX

USA

$726,638,358

Anglo American plc (OTCQX: NGLOY)

OTCQX

United Kingdom

$722,961,772

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