Trade Reporting Frequently Asked Questions


The guidance provided in this FAQ pertains to the reporting of over-the-counter (OTC) transactions in equity securities to a FINRA Facility (a Trade Reporting Facility (TRF), the Alternative Display Facility (ADF) or the OTC Reporting Facility (ORF)). This guidance relates only to the trade reporting rules, as defined in FAQ 100.2 below, and does not address other member obligations under applicable FINRA rules or the federal securities laws, including but not limited to, recordkeeping obligations under SEC Rule 17a-3.

All references in this FAQ are to FINRA rules. Effective December 15, 2008, the NASD Marketplace Rules (the NASD Rule 4000 through 7000 Series) were transferred to the consolidated FINRA rulebook as the FINRA Rule 6000 through 7000 Series. See Regulatory Notice 08-57 (October 2008). To facilitate the transition to the consolidated rulebook, FINRA has created conversion charts that map NASD and incorporated NYSE rules to new FINRA rules and vice versa.

Previous versions of the FAQ are archived:

Pre-January 8, 2015
January 8, 2015
July 14, 2015
June 13, 2016
June 27, 2017
August 21, 2017
October 15, 2018

Any questions regarding trade reporting to a FINRA Facility should be directed to FINRA's Market Regulation Department, at (240) 386-5126; FINRA's Office of General Counsel, at (202) 728-8071; or FINRA Market Operations, at (866) 776-0800.

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