We recently announced the 2018 OTCQX® Best 50.  Now In its 4th year, our annual ranking highlights the top 50 U.S. and international companies traded on the OTCQX Best Market, based on an equal weighting of one-year total return and average daily dollar volume growth.   The companies featured in the Best 50 were ranked based upon their performance during the 2017 calendar year.

OTCQX Best 50 Companies

The companies included in this years’ list traded an aggregate $19.9 billion in dollar volume in 2017, delivering to investors an average total return of 120%.  The roster of companies recognizes the diverse scope and scale of the global and U.S. issuers trading on OTCQX.  A cross section of sectors and industries spanning from global markets in Australia, Germany and Brazil, to the pillar of resource, metals and mining companies in Canada.  The ranks also included domestic leaders in the banking, hospitality and medical sectors.

The widely-recognized Bitcoin Investment Trust (OTCQX: GBTC), an open-ended trust which is invested exclusively in bitcoin and deriving its value solely from the price of bitcoin, achieved the distinction of being this year’s #1 ranked company. While Amerigo Resources Ltd. (OTCQX: ARREF), the top performing international company, garnered its accolade as the #2 ranked company.

Regional and Community Banks

It’s worth noting that twenty-one established regional and community banks were ranked among the prestigious list of industry leaders. Our OTCQX Market enables these respective banks to build shareholder value by providing a more efficient, cost effective and less burdensome market – all without sacrificing visibility or liquidity.

Nine Companies from 2017 Reclaim Their Ranking

Nine companies on our 2018 Best 50 roster were also included in last year’s ranking:

Bitcoin Investment Trust (OTCQX: GBTC)

Columbus Gold Corp. (OTCQX: CGTFF)

Excelsior Mining Corp. (OTCQX: EXMGF)

First West Virginia Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: FWVB)

Mason Graphite Inc. (OTCQX: MGPHF)

Nemaska Lithium, Inc. (OTCQX: NMKEF)

Smith-Midland Corp. (OTCQX: SMID)

Suncrest Bank (Visalia, CA) (OTCQX: SBKK)

Village Farms International Inc. (OTCQX: VFFIF)

Congratulations to our U.S. and Global OTCQX Best 50

We are proud to showcase the caliber of our OTCQX Best 50 companies.  This list is indicative of quality, investor-focused U.S. and global companies that promote the highest levels of transparent and efficient trading.  Collectively, these issuers embody what it means to be good stewards of the brand—exemplifying the integrity and diligence with which these companies convey their qualifications.

We congratulate our 2018 OTCQX Best 50 companies on their stellar performance and commitment to providing a premium trading market that serves the needs of their investor base. We wish them all continued success.

For additional information and the complete 2018 OTCQX® Best 50 ranking, please click here.