Foreign adversaries use the U.S. over-the-counter markets to skirt important disclosure requirements. Many foreign companies now being traded have never been screened for national security abuses or human rights concerns. China has a number of high-risk companies! They don’t want to tell you that they’ve been engaged in underwriting nuclear and ballistic missile activities that could be used against us. If you own an index fund, you could be helping to support these activities. See how you can call for full disclosure and stop funding bad activity.
To the American investor, institutions, and pension plans, these companies look like just another investment. But what we see as a marketplace, our enemies view as a battlespace.