over-the-counter market

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Noun1.over-the-counter market - a stock exchange where securities transactions are made via telephone and computer rather than on the floor of an exchange
securities market, stock exchange, stock market - an exchange where security trading is conducted by professional stockbrokers
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Execution of the agreement brings with it the opportunity to broaden our customer base, expand our over-the-counter product offerings and increase our manufacturing scale--all of which strengthens Leiner's ability to help grow the store brand share of the over-the-counter market for the nation's leading retailers.
It is in the thinly traded (small-company stocks) that characterize the over-the-counter market where we find great potential for fraudulent activity,'' Goldsmith said.
Currently, Miravant shares are trading in the over-the-counter market system in the Pink Sheets quotations system, although Miravant makes no assurances that this market for its shares will continue to be available.
They also have been kept out of the lucrative and virtually unregulated over-the-counter market in swaps and derivatives, which allow firms to hedge against swings in the price of securities or fluctuations in interest or currency exchange rates.

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