Define: Pink Sheets

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Definition: Pink Sheets



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Full Definition of Pink Sheets


The Pink Sheets is an electronic quotation system that provides price and other financial information for the over-the-counter securities markets. The company was founded in 1904 as a quotation service, originally printed on pink sheets of paper. Today, it is published by Pink Sheets, LLC, a private company. The Pink Sheets does not have any listing requirements for the companies that it quotes. The companies listed on the Pink Sheets are almost all very small and thinly traded and do not meet the listing requirements of the Nasdaq, the leading over-the-counter market. Also, a great many do not file audited financial statements of periodic reports. Companies quoted in the Pink Sheets thus tend to be risky ones to invest in.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Pink Sheets are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 6th February, 2020