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Question: Does anyone know what ".OB" at the end of a stock ticker means? This is a stock I owned last year which went bankrupt, was delisted, and had its assets sold to another company.

Now I'm trying to determine if I can claim this investment as a capital loss. E*Trade still lists the investment in my account, but information-news, msgs, etc.- on the company is nowhere to be found. The sale of assets was the last thing I've found. How can I tell if this company is completely non-existant and not being traded by some "unknown" (to me, at least) method (such as pink sheets, which I've heard of but don't know much about)?

Thanks,

Scott
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".OB" at the end of a stock ticker means that the stock is not traded on an exchange, usually due to an inability to meet listing requirements. It can still be traded.

You can get more info at http://www.pinksheets.com/
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thanks, rivercityfool. just found it. looks like I won't be taking the capital loss on this round of taxes. At this point, I hate to spend the commission just to get it out of my port.
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