These Were The Most Active Securities On OTC Markets In October

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Dollar trading volume on OTC Markets topped $29 billion in October, approximately a 4.5% increase from September.

For the month, total dollar volume on the OTCQX Market, the top tier of OTC Markets, was approximately $4.5 billion, down about 8% from September. Dollar volume on the OTCQB Market, the second tier of OTC Markets, however, was up dramatically, exceeding $3.5 billion, a 227% month-over-month increase from September.

As far as individual securities, the biggest volume gainers were spread throughout different countries and industries, showing no clear trend.

The security with the greatest month-over-month gains in dollar volume on OTCQX (in the top 30 most actively traded securities) was the F share of Roche Holding Ltd RHHVF, which increased 272% in October with $76 million worth of shares trading. That represents a dramatic gain for a security with only $308 million in dollar volume year-to-date.

Nearly $200 million worth of shares of AngloAmerican plc NGLOY changed hands in October, a 265% monthly increase, as the company closed in on an untapped copper mine in Peru. Traders were excited enough to make Anglo the fourth most-active security on OTCQX in October, the most actively traded month it’s had all year.

French advertising giant Publicis Groupe S.A. PUBGY experienced a 144% increase in dollar volume, as the company warned of lower revenue for the year. German telecom company Deutsche Telekom AG DTEGY and Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. ADRNY, the Dutch multinational retailer, experienced dollar volume increases of 126% and 113% respectively in October.

On the OTCQB Market, the largest gainer in dollar volume was Astea International Inc. ATEA, which jumped after IFS, an enterprise applications vendor based in London, announced they were acquiring the company.

Below are the 10 most-active securities on the OTCQX and OTCQB Markets in October.


Company Name Country Oct. Volume ($)
Roche Holding Ltd RHHBY Switzerland $1,554,001,761
Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (BTC) GBTC US $590,651,278
Danone DANOY France $230,104,191
Anglo American plc NGLOY United Kingdom $199,750,557
Imperial Brands plc IMBBY United Kingdom $164,468,610
adidas AG ADDYY Germany $114,026,446
Charlotte's Web Holdings Inc CWBHF US $110,084,646
BNP Paribas BNPQY France $108,487,878
BASF SE BASFY Germany $88,230,490
Infineon Technologies IFNNY Germany $82,798,789


Company Name Country Oct. Volume ($)
Fannie Mae FNMA US $433,215,125
Fannie Mae FNMAS US $349,761,102
Freddie Mac FMCKJ US $314,685,24
Freddie Mac FMCC US $162,487,42
CV Sciences, Inc. CVSI US $38,519,392
Fannie Me FNMAT US $27,870,810
Freddie Mac FMCKM US $21,892,447
Semler Scientific, Inc. SMLR US $14,821,787
Astea International Inc. ATEA US $11,663,699
Fannie Mae FNMAJ US $8,512,110

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