It's a new OTC Markets invention, and not, in my view, a good one. You can see here that they added it in April:
They've added a definition to their glossary:
The Expert Market is a private market to serve broker-dealer pricing and best execution needs in securities that are restricted from public quoting or trading. Restrictions can be based on issuer requirements, security attributes, investor accreditation and/or suitability risks.
Basically, it's just another way to say "Unsolicited Trades". But they seem to have expanded the category to include quite a few additional issuers. One of the things about it that's unfortunate is that the word "expert" suggests something special and desirable. But being on the Expert Market is neither.
There was a good deal of discussion about it on the DD board a couple of months ago. If you do a keyword search for "expert" on the board, they'll turn up.
Here is what I found so far:
There are no market makers in this security. It is not listed,
traded or quoted on any stock exchange, the FINRA BB or
OTC Link. Trades in grey market stocks are reported by
broker-dealers to their Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO)
and the SRO distributes the trade data to market data vendors
and financial websites so investors can track price and
volume. Since grey market securities are not traded or quoted
on an exchange or interdealer quotation system, investor's
bids and offers are not collected in a central spot so market
transparency is diminished and Best Execution of orders is
Private market to serve broker-dealer pricing and best
execution needs in securities that are restricted from public
quoting or trading. Restrictions can be based on issuer
requirements, security attributes, investor accreditation and/or
I order 10,000 shares price limit at .0010 but do use an all or none, AON order.
You enter a sell at market or sell at no lower than .0010 for 10,000 or less shares, down to one share, the order fills.
If my buy is all or none, and your sell is less than 10,000 shares it should not fill. Question is, which broker and what types of orders each broker allows on grey sheets. If one broker allows AON orders on greys and another does not, it could be complicated.
With the major brokers having zero commissions fees now, a new day could dawn for grey sheet trades and paint job games
I suspect some brokers grey sheet trades may be done in house, since there are no MMs on the toxic grey sheet stocks.
Just a note, I did some DD a few years back and found some overseas stocks that trade on Greys with huge market caps and huge stock prices with MM bids and asks. I think one was Nestles (Swiss chocolate?) They may or may not have been ADRs.
It's a very Gray area for sue. LOL
After looking at it the 2nd time.. You are right.. I was looking at the color not the price.. Thanks.
To me it looks like its grouping the same price for a sequential series of transactions.
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Help on order fills in grey market situations with larger quantities of shares.
Was curious if you can have partial fill orders on grey orders or it must be perfect in every respect from price, to total amount of shares listed to fill.
So if I list 500k shares at 5 cents and 250k shares sell and nothing all day, and then I still have my remaining 250k shares and I list them at 3 cents and someone buys 100k. Will it work like a normal stock, or must it be a 1 for 1 so if buyer wants 100k shares at 5 cents and I have 200k shares at 5 cents it wouldn't fill.
Thanks for any advice this would help our board a great deal, and also expand my knowledge a bit as I've never dealt with greys and larger quantities only really tiny positions.
is there a place to get quotes on gray sheets stocks...or see the bid ask...thanks ,,,JOKER
Feecq is a grey sheet no bid no ask yet still trades in a range of trip 1 to double 1 there is only 300 mil shares o/s..my broker today when i called the sec revoked there registration..its said it dont mean its a bad thing yet...he told me you will just have to wait it out and see on my st acct it shows feecq#.I dont get it i cant trade it on ST yet on fri 2/3/17 he told me someone sold 300k shares @.0001 and someone bought 20k shares @.001..today 2/7 he told me the sec revooked there regerstration from the grey sheet market.
New here, quick question. What are the options to go about trading in the Grey Market? Let's just say I want to liquidate a stock that was halted and ended up there. I'm aware there's no easy way about this, but would like to know some options.
GPLS did file a 15-12G to deregister.... but then nothing. If there's now a bid/ask, it may just be a mistake. who knows why the stock is up.... the company appears to have flown the coup.
Yes, I wrote a post about SDRG (without naming the stock symbol) on the KMAG board. The post was about one company, SDRG, doing everything right to regain Market Maker representation and one company atypically doing everything wrong, KMAG.
I'll look into GPLS.
When the SEC suspended KMAG and 15 other stocks on Sept. 17,2012 two stocks defied the atypical consequences of the suspension.
One stock continued business operations where ALL investors could access the company, the CEO, and could verify news releases and all documented filings to the SEC. That company provided all requests for information to the SEC to defend itself against the SEC's "questions about adequacy and accuracy of information, including their assets, business operations, current financial condition and/or issuances of shares in company stock." That company convinced the SEC that they were legitimate and viable and a few months ago FINRA approved the company obtaining a Market Maker to sponsor the stock.
THAT is how a legitimate company survives an SEC Suspension, by demonstrating verifiable EVERYTHING.
The other stock that has defied the atypical consequences of an SEC Suspension is KMAG. In contrast to the one stock that verified EVERYTHING to regain Market Maker quotations KMAG has not verified ANYTHING but has continued trading on the Grey Market on CULT worship of REID and outrageously false and misleading rumors perpetrated by Reid and enabled by his cult followers.
It is devastating when shareholders are defrauded by a company whose stock was suspended by the SEC, but it is equally criminal when shareholders are defrauded for years after the suspension by cult leaders who have embellished FALSE information and FALSE rumors to sell their shares at very high prices to other cult followers.
KMA Global Solutions disappeared off the face of the earth immediately after the SEC Suspension. Had there been any business operations the SEC Suspension of the stock would not have interfered with company operations whatsoever. Legitimate companies DO NOT DISAPPEAR!!!!!!!!!
For Reid and his cult members to pound the table for 2 1/2 years AFTER the SEC Suspension that KMA Global is a thriving business in order to support the stock is just as criminal and fraudulent as when KMA Global defrauded investors BEFORE the SEC Suspension.
Once again, legitimate companies DO NOT DISAPPEAR when their stock is suspended by the SEC.
Hi Renee. I just saw a post on the KMAG board. Two of the other stocks suspended back in Sep 2012 have changed. SDRG is actually QB now....
GPLS shows as if it is no longer grey, but there's no news about it.... the stock has moved in the last few months.....There have been no filings either at OTC Markets or with the SEC, and no news or posts on the message board.....
Hi, afxm. Even though your account shows CNEX worth $70, or .0001, there has not been any trades since the SEC Suspension so possibly a bean counter at your Brokerage simply gave CNEX a nominal value of the last posted PPS of .0001. Had the last posted PPS been .00001 your account would show $7.
Technically CNEX is worth zero because it has not traded since Feb. 2015.
Hi Renee, remember me, use to mod the fanniemae board.
CNEX, a grey sheet stock that I happened to own 700k shares when it went under. its still in my account and shows to be worth $70 now after being zero for years. I wonder what's up with that, any idea ?
The only way for a formerly-suspended grey market stock to resume being quoted via OTC Pink Link is to regain Rule 15c2-11 qualification which requires a FINRA-approved Form 211. If a company is fully-reporting and current with its SEC filings, qualification with Rule 15c2-11 will allow its stock to resume being quoted via OTCQB.
Rule 15c2-11 allows market makers to make a market in a stock and quote their own bid and ask prices. A company can't file a Form 211 with FINRA. A market maker must essentially sponsor a company by filing the form, which requires extensive financial and company information.
Form 211: http://www.otcbb.com/aboutotcbb/forms/form211.pdf
In the last several years only a couple of companies have regained Rule 15c2-11 qualification. EDVP is one example.
I'm sure this has been asked many times but does any stock that has been suspended and put on the grey market ever make it back to the Pinks? e.g. if they fulfil all of the SEC demands and requirements and solve for any discrepancies and are in good stead again?
Market capitalization is the subjective value investors place on the price per share (PPS) multiplied by the number of outstanding shares. So, as an example, a $1.00 PPS multiplied by 100 million shares gives a market cap of $100 million. As the PPS fluctuates so too does the market cap and the current owner of shares benefits or loses depending on the value of shares.
Market Cap is different than asset capitalization of the company which is based on asset values minus liabilities.
After an SEC Suspension the market cap drops significantly and each shareholder's money value for their shares decreases.
With the example of $1.00 a share before an SEC Suspension the seller at $1.00 keeps the locked in $1.00 per share. The buyer of the $1.00 per share then loses value after an SEC Suspension. So, the new value of EXAMPLE 10 cents means the 90 cents loss was vaporized. No-one gets the 90 cents as it is simply a loss of value and the new market capitalization is $10 million. The $90 million loss of market cap simply vaporized.
Much like buying a new car for $30,000 and after driving the car off the lot the car is instantly worth less because it is now a used car; or buying a house and the house price drops after purchase for whatever reasons. The losses are borne by the owner of the now used car or the house. No other person or entity benefits from the loss on the car or the house....the values are simply less to the current owner.
How about this answer. The ask and the Bids are pulled and by magic the price plummets down down down. And someone shorted this turkey! :) That is closer to the truth....
The price drop is mainly because our the dramatic drop in demand... More people trying to get out of the stock and the skepticism of new investors to buy(because of the move to GreySheets). It's like buying a tractor trailer full of oranges ant then the FDA puts out a warning on oranges... You'd have to sell them at a much lower price to get rid of them... And to directly answer your question, the "Extra" cash are in the pockets of those lucky enough to have exited the position(Sell their shares) before the adverse actions took place...
I ended up putting a sell in with my broker over the phone but lost like 95% of my investment.. I'm sorry I wish I had a better answe for you .. Feel ur pain.. Grey markets are terrible ..
I am in a similar situation with your experience last year. I would appreciate how this was resolved. 3k in gray as space
Market Cap is simply price per share multiplied by the number of outstanding shares, so yes there is a huge loss in the market cap after a SEC suspension.
Where does the money go to? Goes to whomever sells their shares.
The threat of having stock go to grey market (if it hasn't already after suspension) is worrisome for investors, so they usually sell asap. Trading stock on grey sheets is extremely difficult and illiquid.
You can submit an order yourself. Just if your willing to sell or buy you enter a price , qty based on the last few trades.
There are no quotes on the greys. You'll see the last buy/sell price, but no actual or current bid/ask. If you're determined to trade a grey, call into your broker and have him/her assist you.
so where can I see quotes...I saw one a few months ago for a no bid stock, but it's real BID was .00009
Brokers (market makers) are allowed to provide unsolicited buy or ask quotes on grey market stocks but may not "make a market" in the stock by providing unsolicited quotes.
what brokers give gray market quotes??? I'm in ATYG @ no bid but I once saw a quote of .00009 x .0001 ....
It appears you are referring to STRXF, which trades on a foreign exchange (TSX) as well as OTC in the US. It may have become a grey market stock if it went for over four trading days without being quoted on an unsolicited basis by a market maker. The company may need to have a market maker file a new Form 211 with FIRNA in order to resume MM quotations if it so desires.
This forum is primarily for questions and answers about stocks that end up on the grey market after being suspended by the SEC. However there is a forum specifically to discuss trading grey market stocks, especially those traded on foreign exchanges, that you may find helpful:
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