Noble Capital Markets, Inc.
Noble Capital Markets, Inc. is a subsidiary of Noble Financial Group, Inc. (Channelchek is a product of Noble Financial Group, Inc.). Noble Capital Markets, Inc. a FINRA-licensed broker-dealer in the business of buying and selling securities for its own account and on behalf of its customers. The term broker-dealer is used in U.S. securities regulation parlance to describe stock brokerages, because most of them act as both agents and principals. A brokerage acts as a broker (or agent) when it executes orders on behalf of clients, whereas it acts as a dealer, or principal, when it trades for its own account.
Noble Capital Markets, Inc. provides equity research to Noble Financial Group, Inc. for use on Channelchek and offers no other product or service on Channelchek.
Stock exchanges are facilities where stock brokers and traders can buy and sell securities, such as shares of stock and other financial instruments. Stock exchanges may also provide facilities for the issue and redemption of such securities and instruments and capital events including the payment of income and dividends. Securities traded on a stock exchange include stock issued by listed companies, unit trusts, derivatives, pooled investment products and bonds. Stock exchanges often function as “continuous auction” markets with buyers and sellers consummating transactions at a central location such as the floor of the exchange. Many stock exchanges today use electronic trading, in place of the traditional floor trading.
To be able to trade a security on a certain stock exchange, the security must be listed there. Usually, there is a central location at least for record keeping, but trade is increasingly less linked to a physical place, as modern markets use electronic networks, which give them advantages of increased speed and reduced cost of transactions. Trade on an exchange is restricted to brokers who are members of the exchange. Noble Group is not a member of any exchange.
Over-the-counter (OTC) is a security traded in some context other than on a formal exchange such as the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), or Toronto Stock Exchange. The phrase “over-the-counter” can be used to refer to stocks that trade via a dealer network as opposed to on a centralized exchange. It also refers to debt securities and other financial instruments, such as derivatives, which are traded through a dealer network. For many investors, there is little practical difference between OTC and major exchanges. Improvements in electronic quotation and trading have facilitated higher liquidity and better information. However, there are key differences between the transaction mediums. On an exchange, every party is exposed to offers by every other counterparty, which may not be the case in dealer networks. There is less transparency and less stringent regulation on these exchange, so unsophisticated investors take on additional risk and could be subject to adverse conditions.
In OTC, market contracts are bilateral (i.e. the contract is only between two parties), and each party could have credit risk concerns with respect to the other party. In an OTC market, dealers act as market-makers by quoting prices at which they will buy and sell a security, currency, or other financial products. A trade can be executed between two participants in an OTC market without others being aware of the price at which the transaction was completed. In general, OTC markets are typically less transparent than exchanges and are also subject to fewer regulations.
Many micro-cap stocks trade in the OTC market. Quotes for micro-cap stocks may be available directly from a broker-dealer or on OTC systems such as the OTC Bulletin Board (OTCBB), OTC Link LLC (OTC Link), or Global OTC.
OTC Bulletin Board is an electronic inter-dealer quotation system that displays quotes, last-sale prices, and volume information for many OTC equity securities that are not listed on a national securities exchange. The OTCBB is operated by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA). You can read more about the OTCBB marketplace at http://www.finra.org/industry/faq-otcbb-frequently-asked-questions.
OTC Link LLC is an electronic inter-dealer quotation system that displays quotes, last-sale prices, and volume information in exchange-listed securities, OTC equity securities, foreign equity securities and certain corporate debt securities. In addition to publishing quotes, OTC Link provides, among other things, broker-dealer subscribers the ability to send and receive trade messages, allowing them to negotiate trades. OTC Link is registered with the SEC as a broker-dealer and operates an Alternative Trading System pursuant to Regulation ATS, and is a member of FINRA. OTC Link organizes stocks into three marketplaces based, in part, on the amount and quality of available information about the particular stock. You can read more about the OTC Link marketplace at www.otcmarkets.com.
Global OTC is an electronic inter-dealer quotation system that displays quotes, last-sale prices, and volume information in OTC equity securities. Archipelago Trading Services, Inc., a broker-dealer registered with the SEC, operates Global OTC as an Alternative Trading System pursuant to Regulation ATS. For additional information about Global OTC please visit www.globalotc.com.
The stock prices displayed on Channelchek are delayed quotes and are provided through a third-party service. Noble Group believes that this source is reliable, and the data received is not warranted as to completeness or accuracy. Noble Group disclaims any responsibility or liability to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way.
NOBLE GROUP IS NOT A MEMBER OF ANY OTC EXCHANGE OR MARKET.
Noble Capital Markets, Inc. primarily deals with institutional investors. An institutional investor is an entity which pools money to purchase securities, real property, and other investment assets or originate loans. Institutional investors include banks, insurance companies, pensions, hedge funds, REITs, investment advisors, endowments, and mutual funds. Operating companies which invest excess capital in these types of assets may also be included in the term. Activist institutional investors may also influence corporate governance by exercising voting rights in their investments.
Online Trading Platforms
A trading platform is a software through which investors and traders can open, close, and manage market positions through a financial intermediary. Online trading platforms are frequently offered by brokers either for free or at a discount rate in exchange for maintaining a funded account and/or making a specified number of trades per month. Various financial products can be traded by the trading platform, over a communication network with a financial intermediary or directly between the participants or members of the trading platform. This includes products such as stocks, bonds, currencies, commodities, derivatives and others, with a financial intermediary, such as brokers, market makers, Investment banks or stock exchanges. Electronic trading platforms typically stream live market prices on which users can trade and may provide additional trading tools, such as charting packages, news feeds and account management functions.
NOBLE GROUP IS NOT AN ONLINE TRADING PLATFORM.
In the United States, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) is a private corporation that acts as a self-regulatory organization (SRO). FINRA is the successor to the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASD) and the member regulation, enforcement and arbitration operations of the New York Stock Exchange. It is a non-governmental organization that regulates member brokerage firms and exchange markets. The government agency which acts as the ultimate regulator of the securities industry, including FINRA, is the Securities and Exchange Commission. Noble Capital Markets, Inc. is a member of FINRA.
The Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) is a federally mandated, non-profit, member-funded, United States corporation created under the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) of 1970 and mandates membership of most US-registered broker-dealers. It is not a self-regulatory organization (SRO). “The SIPC fund, which constitutes an insurance program, is designed to protect the customers of brokers or dealers subject to the SIPA from loss in case of financial failure of the member. The fund is supported by assessments upon its members. If the fund should become inadequate, the SIPA authorizes borrowing against the U.S. Treasury. An analogy could be made to the role of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in the banking industry.
SIPC is required to report to, and be overseen by, the Securities and Exchange Commission. “Pursuant to SIPA, the Commission also has delegated authority to conduct inspections of SIPC, review SIPC annual reports, and approve SIPC’s bylaws, rules, and any amendments to the bylaws and rules. As the SIPC states on its website, “Though created by the Securities Investor Protection Act (15 U.S.C. § 78aaa et seq., as amended), SIPC is neither a government agency nor a regulatory authority. It is a nonprofit, membership corporation, funded by its member securities broker-dealers. Noble Capital Markets, Inc. is a member of SIPC.
The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) writes investor protection rules and other rules regulating broker-dealers and banks in the United States municipal securities market, including tax-exempt and taxable municipal bonds, municipal notes, and other securities issued by states, cities, and counties or their agencies to help finance public projects or for other public policy purposes. Noble Capital Markets, Inc. is regulated by the MSRB.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is an independent agency of the United States federal government. The SEC holds primary responsibility for enforcing the federal securities laws, proposing securities rules, and regulating the securities industry, the nation’s stock and options exchanges, and other activities and organizations, including the electronic securities markets in the United States.
In addition to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which created it, the SEC enforces the Securities Act of 1933, the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and other statutes. The SEC was created by Section 4 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (now codified as 15 U.S.C. § 78d and commonly referred to as the Exchange Act or the 1934 Act). Noble Capital Markets, Inc. is bound by the laws established by the SEC.