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By pozoblue, August 27, 2015

Trying to sort out relationship between PSHZF in the U.S. and PSH.AS in Amsterdam. Reading Reuters, they look to be the same company. Looking at Bloomberg, they look to not be.
If the OTC version is U.S. access to PSH, wondering about your opinion, Travis or others, about buying the very low-volume OTC PSHZF. Would like to buy in Roth IRA and am only able to invest on the US exchange with that account. Is the volume too ridiculously low? Thanks in advance.

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Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

For a “buy and hold” kind of investment, the low-volume OTC ticker should work fine as long as you’re patient about getting a good buy price — the two stocks are the same, and the home listing in Amsterdam Pershing Square Holdings is traded in US$, so you don’t even have to do currency translation. When both markets are open, for that first hour or so in the morning, it should be possible to buy PSHZF very close to the PSH.AS price, since the market maker can just buy in Amsterdam for you. The problems with these kinds of shares… Read More ยป

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Great! Thanks, Travis, just what I wanted to know.


Hi, I just recently took a position in PSHZF and it doesn’t seem to have the upward momentum of psh:as (last trades are 14.73 in amsterdam and 14.50 in the US.) Are these share fungible ? Is there an arb to do when priocing is so off? I know both exchanges are only open at the same time for a short period but I would think during that time they should trade in parity?

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