What is OTCBB?

Over the Counter Bulletin Board (OTCBB) is a quotation service for Over the Counter (OTC) stocks. The OTCBB market functions similar to a stock exchange but key differences create a vastly different environment from an exchange. OTCBB stocks are very popular, investors exchange an average of over $100 Million US Dollar daily.

The OTCBB market is run by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). The market does not have listing requirements for a stock, only eligibility requirements. For example the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) requires a minimum value for share price, income, and total assets. If any of these items falls below a threshold value then a company can be delisted and removed from NYSE. The OTCBB only requires the company to file basic regulatory filings which do not require an audit committee.

The lower requirements of the OTCBB quotation service is one of the primary attractions. Multi-national corporations can save money because of relaxed regulatory filing requirements. Younger companies that do not meet NYSE eligibility requirements can start as OTCBB companies and sell equity to fund the business. Some of the largest companies today started as OTCBB companies many years ago such as Walmart, Home Depot, and Berkshire Hathaway. Investors endlessly search these young companies in the hopes of finding the next breakout stock that flies to the moon.

OTCBB stock quotes and research are available on ADVFN and InvestorsHub. Our quote page for OTCBB stocks is one of the most popular stock tools on the website. The OTCBB quote page shows the latest sale price, volume, daily high price, and intraday low price. The latest stock news is available on the quote page, along with links to our OTCBB message boards.

ADVFN also has free OTCBB stock charts which provide a visual display of the stock’s price changes and movement. The chart’s preset intervals are 1 day chart, 1 month, 3 months, and 1 year stock chart. You can view items such as moving averages, trading stochastics, and Fibbonachis with ADVFN stock market charts.

OTCBB stock tools such as Times and Sales (Latest Trades) is another popular tool at ADVFN. The latest 100 transactions are displayed for each OTCBB stock. Times and Sales will show the trade price, the traded share count, bid price, asking price, and the trade time.

ADVFN’s OTCBB stock tools are delayed by at least 15 minutes. If you purchase real time OTCBB stock quotes then the tools will be in live with no delay. A free trial of OTCBB quotes is available to all users with a credit card on file. If you would like to take advantage of our free trial, please contact our customer support at:


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