Trading Volume in the OTCQB Venture Market Picks Up in December – A Summary of OTC Market Group’s Most Active List in December

On December 14, the Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate by 50 basis points. This was the first slowdown in the rise in rate hikes in 2022; between March and November 2022, interest rates had risen 25 basis points, 50 basis points, and then 75 points four times in a row between each Federal Reserve meeting.

In a summary of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on January 4, 2022, the committee indicated that “a number of participants stressed that it would be important to communicate clearly that a slowdown in the rate of rate increases was not an indication of any weakening of the Committee’s determination to achieve its price stability objective or a judgment that inflation was already on a sustained downward path.”

Meanwhile, OTC Markets Group Inc.s OTCM markets reported a decrease in total monthly volume compared to last month, with $32.1 billion taken in December compared to $36.3 billion in November. However, the regulated markets saw a jump in trading volume in the OTCQB Venture Market.

A dive into the most active list of the OTCQX Best Market

The OTCQX Best Market recorded $5.1 billion in trading volume in December, a slight decrease from November’s $6.7 billion in trading volume.

The top three companies on OTCQX’s most active list underwent a slight realignment in December. Volume surged away from each of the top 3 contenders, but Roche Holding AG RHHBY claimed the top spot while cryptocurrency securities Grayscale Bitcoin Trust GBTC and Grayscale Ethereum Trust ETHE finished in 2nd and 3rd place.

The Other Constituents in OTCQX’s Top 10 Most Active Stocks List Underwent a Change in December, Welcoming Green Thumb Industries Inc. GTBIF, Trulieve Cannabis Corporation (OTCQX: TCNNF) and Heineken NV HEINIG instead of Deutsche Telekom AG DTEGYComputer Services Inc. and Zurich Insurance Group ZURVY.

Computer Services was acquired and is no longer a publicly traded company.

Other notable movers:

  • Wal-Mart De Mexico SAB de CV WMMVY claimed the 16th spot on OTCQX’s most active list, with a 207% increase in trading volume.

The OTCQB Venture Market: A “battle” for the top 10

The OTCQB Venture Market recorded $689.4 million in trading volume in December, a slight increase from November’s $652.4 million in trading volume.

Like the OTCQX Best Market, the OTCQB Venture Market’s top 10 most active list for the month saw new entries. specifically, CytoDyn Inc. CYDY reappears in the top 10 most active list and bounces back from the November drop-off. Additionally, Renewable Innovations, Inc. REII (back in the days NESTBUILDER.COM CORP. NBLD), a digital media and marketing services company, entered the top 10 most active people. The two move Clean Vision Corporation CLNV and AtlasLithium Corporation ATLXboth of which were listed in November.

Other notable movers include:

  • American Lithium Corp. LIACFwhich climbed to 11th on the most active list and recorded an increase in trading volume of $6.3 million compared to last month.
  • Applied Energetics Inc. AERGwhich climbed to 15th on the most active list and recorded an increase in trading volume of $3.4 million compared to last month.
  • Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. PVCTwhich climbed to 28th on the most active list and registered a volume increase of $2.1 million compared to last month.

The OTCQX and OTCQB Top 10

Below are the top 10 most actively traded securities on the OTCQX Best Market and OTCQB Venture Market in December.

OTCQX Top 10:

Company Name


Dollar volume December

Roche Holding BV



Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (BTC)



Grayscale Ethereum Trust (ETH)



Adidas AG



Green Thumb Industries Inc.



Infineon Technologies AG






Trulieve Cannabis Corporation



Heineken NV



BNP Paribas



OTCQB Top 10:

Company Name


Dollar volume December

Vision Energy Society



Northwest Biotherapeutics Inc.



Global Tech Industries Group Inc.



Fanny Mae



CytoDyn Inc.



Netlist Inc.



Freddy Mac



American Battery Technology Co.









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