Pink Sheets

An electronic quotation system that displays quotes from broker dealers for many over-the-counter (OTC) securities. "Market makers" and other brokers who buy and sell OTC securities, can use the OTC Link to publish their bid and ask quotation prices. The term “Pink Sheets,” as they were formerly known, comes from the color of paper they were historically printed on.

They are published electronically today by OTC Markets Group Inc., a privately owned company. OTC Markets Group Inc. is not registered with the SEC in any way and it is not a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Broker-Dealer.