OTC trading among dealers can continue in exchange-listed instruments and in instruments that are not exchange-listed at all. For securities that are not listed on any exchange, trading can continue through the OTC bulletin board or through the inter-dealer “pink sheets” that carry representative (not actual) dealer quotes. These facilities are outside of NASDAQ.
Trading in OTC equity securities carries a high degree of risk and may not be appropriate for all investors. In particular, in addition to other augmented trading risks, OTC equity securities may be "thinly traded" or more illiquid than exchange-listed securities, which tends to increase price volatility and impair your ability to buy or sell within a reasonable period of time without adversely impacting execution price(s). As a self-directed investor, you assume full responsibility for each and every transaction in or for your account and for your own investment strategies and decisions, including with respect to any transactions in OTC equity securities.
To the extent that you participate in any OTC equity security transaction, you acknowledge that you understand that OTC equity securities may be subject to different trading rules and trade on systems and venues different than exchange-listed securities. You may encounter significant delays in executions, reports of executions, and updating of quotations in OTC equity securities. Although market data relating to OTC equity securities may update, displayed pricing information and other OTC equity securities market data may not be current at any given point in time.
As there may be far fewer market makers participating in OTC securities markets, the liquidity in that security may be significantly less than those in listed markets. As such, you may receive a partial execution or the order may not be executed at all. Additionally, the price received on a market order may be significantly different from the price quoted at the time of order entry. When fewer shares of a given security are being traded, larger spreads between bid and ask prices and volatile swings in price may result. In some cases, the liquidation of a position in an OTC security may not be possible within a reasonable period of time.
Moomoo Financial Inc, at its sole discretion, may restrict your ability to enter market orders and other order types in certain instances and require you to place limit orders to trade OTC equity securities. Some order types when used for OTC equity securities may trigger, route, or execute in a manner different than exchange-listed securities.
Under certain circumstances, OTC equity securities may not be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and therefore may not be subject to the same reporting, disclosure, and regulatory oversight requirements that apply to SEC-registered securities. Investors are strongly advised to proceed with caution and thoroughly research companies before transacting in OTC equity securities. In some cases, issuers of OTC equity securities may have no obligation to provide information to investors and, in many cases, reliable information regarding issuers of OTC equity securities, their prospects, or the risks associated with the business of such issuers may not be available. As a result, it may be difficult to properly value investments in OTC equity securities. You should exercise additional care and perform thorough diligence before making any investment decision regarding an OTC equity security.
This presentation is for informational and educational purposes only and is not a recommendation or endorsement of any particular investment or investment strategy. Investment information provided herein is general in nature, strictly for illustrative purposes, and may not be appropriate for all investors. It is provided without respect to individual investors’ financial sophistication, financial situation, investment objectives, investment time horizon, or risk tolerance, and does not constitute investment advice. You should consider the appropriateness of this information having regard to your relevant personal circumstances before making any investment decisions. Past investment performance does not indicate or guarantee future success. All investments carry risks, including the potential for loss of principal. Moomoo makes no representation or warranty as to the adequacy, completeness, accuracy, or timeliness of the above content for any particular purpose.
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