The 10 Most Actively Traded OTCQX And OTCQB Stocks In December

For the past few months, we’ve been tracking the most actively traded securities on  OTC Markets in terms of dollar volume. Just as we saw in October, a volatile market in December caused investors to strongly prefer multinational conglomerates over more volatile assets based on OTC Markets trading volume data.

OTCQX Trends

Looking at the OTCQX Market, the top tier of the OTC Markets, you can see this trend play out. In a year in which cannabis and cryptocurrency securities showed tremendous volume, nine of December’s 10 most-traded securities on the market were well-established companies in traditional sectors ((the outlier, OTCQX:GBTC).

The list also includes Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. ADRNY, owner of grocery stories Giant, Stop & Shop and Peapod, and Swiss-based pharmaceutical giant Roche Holding Ltd RHHBY, far and away the most-traded OTCQX security in 2018.

Interestingly, only three securities on OTCQX saw their trading volume decrease from November to December: the Bitcoin Investment Trust (which still closed 2018 as the second-most traded security on OTCQX), Danone DANOY, and adidas AG ADDYY. Two of those, the Bitcoin Investment Trust and Adidas, are in cyclical sectors that typically sell-off faster than defensive names in times of volatility.

December’s 10 Most-Traded Securities On OTCQX

 

Company

Country

December Volume ($)

2018 Volume ($)

Roche Holding Ltd RHHBY

Switzerland

$1,041,123,364

$11,385,311,160

BASF SE BASFY

Germany

$294,520,368

$1,991,819,701

BNP Paribas BNPQY

France

$268,233,225

$2,378,922,482

Bitcoin Investment Trust GBTC

United States

$228,105,280

$10,486,580,480

Imperial Brands PLC IMBBY

United Kingdom

$224,872,424

$1,977,708,307

Danone DANOY

France

$221,092,798

$2,326,546,610

Infineon Technologies AG IFNNY

Germany

$216,562,918

$1,264,559,575

AXA AXAHY

France

$201,664,009

$1,334,008,791

Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. ADRNY

The Netherlands

$154,132,976

$869,942,226

adidas AG ADDYY

Germany

$129,055,638

$1,484,094,545

OTCQB Trends

The second tier of OTC Markets consists primarily of more growth-based names in emerging industries. As such, seven of the top 10 most-traded securities on OTCQB saw their volume decline on a month-over-month basis.

The names that saw the greatest monthly decline were,  cannabis plays CV Sciences, Inc. CVSI and KushCo Holdings, Inc. KSHB. MariMed Inc. MRMD also saw a significant decline in trading volume in December.

While the four of the top five most active securities on this market included various share classes of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, only Fannie Mae’s preferred stock Fannie Mae FNMFN saw its volume increase in December.

December’s 10 Most-Traded Securities On OTCQB

Company

Country

December Volume ($)

2018 Volume ($)

Fannie Mae FNMAS

United States

$185,522,821

$1,920,756,282

Freddie Mac FMCKJ

United States

$133,416,829

$1,420,797,029

CV Sciences, Inc.

CVSI

United States

$108,562,906

$1,864,298,635

Fannie Mae

FNMA

United States

$92,618,310

$1,382,260,997

Freddie Mac

FMCC

United States

$54,520,692

$713,271,465

KushCo Holdings, Inc.

KSHB

United States

$45,089,967

$730,384,960

MariMed Inc.

MRMD

United States

$31,230,280

$321,414,953

Fannie Mae

FNMAT

United States

$29,954,226

$262,850,749

Semler Scientific, Inc.

SMLR

United States

$14,634,187

$150,594,512

Fannie Mae

FNMFN

United States

$14,570,150

$201,039,447

Click here to see the full list of November’s most active over-the-counter securities, along with their respective November dollar volume.

Click here to see the full list of October’s most active over-the-counter securities, along with their respective October dollar volume.

Click here to see the full list of September’s most active over-the-counter securities, along with their respective September, dollar volume.

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