NEW YORK, July 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of regulated financial markets for 12,000 U.S. and global securities, today announced the second quarter 2022 performance and quarterly rebalancing of the OTCQX® and OTCQB® indexes, including the OTCQX Canada Index and the OTCQX Dividend Index.
The OTCQX Composite Index (.OTCQX), a benchmark for the overall OTCQX Best Market, was down 6.3% in Q2 2022. Forty-nine new companies joined the Index while fifty-six companies were removed. Electra Battery Materials Corp (ELBM) moved to NASDAQ on 4/27/2022. DecisionPoint Systems, Inc. (DPSI) went to NYSE MKT on 5/5/2022. I-80 Gold Corp. (IAUX) went to NYSE MKT on 5/19/2022. The Singing Machine Company (MICS) went to Nasdaq on 5/24/2022.
The OTCQX Billion+ Index (.OTCQXBIL), which tracks the performance of $1 billion-plus market cap OTCQX companies was down 15.7% in the second quarter. Five new companies joined the Index including Alumina Limited (OTCQX: AWCMY), Commercial International Bank Ltd. (OTCQX: CIBEY), Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (OTCQX: FSUMF), Lundin Gold Inc. (OTCQX: LUGDF), Sprott Physical Uranium Trust (OTCQX: SRUUF). Twelve companies were removed.
The OTCQX Dividend Index (.OTCQXDIV), which tracks dividend-paying U.S. and international OTCQX companies was down 13.6% in Q2 2022. Twenty-four new companies joined the Index, while sixteen companies were removed.
The OTCQX Banks Index (.OTCQXBK), comprised of OTCQX community and regional banks, The index is down 7.0% in the second quarter. Nineteen banks joined the Index and fourteen were removed.
The OTCQX International Index (.OTCQXINT), a benchmark for international OTCQX companies, was down 15.2% in Q2 2022. One hundred thirty-nine new companies joined the Index, while fourteen companies were removed. Electra Battery Materials Corp (ELBM) moved to NASDAQ on 4/27/2022. I-80 Gold Corp. (IAUX) went to NYSE MKT on 5/19/2022.
The OTCQX Canada Index (.OTCQXCAN), which tracks Canadian OTCQX companies down 36.4% in the second quarter. Thirty new companies joined the Index, while twenty companies were removed.
OTCQX U.S. Index (.OTCQXUS), a benchmark for U.S. OTCQX companies, The Index is down 39.8% in Q2 2022. Twenty new companies joined the Index while twenty-five companies were removed.
OTCQX Cannabis Index (.OTCQXMJ), a benchmark for cannabis companies, was down 45.0% in Q2. Five new companies joined the Index, while five companies were removed.
The OTCQB Venture Index (.OTCQB), which tracks the overall OTCQB Venture Market, was down 35.0% in the second quarter. One hundred two companies were added to the index while one hundred twenty-five were removed. Iveda Solutions, Inc. (IVDA) went to NASDAQ on 4/1/2022. John Marshall Bancorp, Inc. (JMSB) went to NASDAQ on 4/27/2022. SOBR SAFE Inc. (SOBR) went to NASDAQ on 5/16/2022. 374Water Inc. (SCWO) went to NASDAQ on 6/14/2022. Connexa Sports Technologies Inc. (CNXA) went to NASDAQ on 6/15/2022. Additionally, thirteen securities went from OTCQB to OTCQX in Q2 and are now included in at least one of the OTCQX Indices.
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The OTCQX Composite Index, OTCQX Billion+ Index, OTCQX Dividend Index, OTCQX International Index, OTCQX U.S. Index, OTCQX Banks Index, OTCQX Cannabis Index, and OTCQB Venture Index have minimum liquidity screens to ensure tradability.
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