By Fernanda De La Torre

This week Boustead Securities, a leading full-service investment banking firm and licensed FINRA member, opened registration for U.S. investors to trade stocks on Upstream’s global retail trading app, in partnership with MERJ Exchange Limited (MERJ)!

Through this collaboration, Boustead’s clients now have access to Upstream’s worldwide retail trading app and dual-listed companies traded on major exchanges such as NASDAQ, NYSE, and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, as well as international stock exchanges like EURONEXT, ASX, NSX, TSX, and CSE. The platform, powered by blockchain technology, offers a transparent orderbook, real-time execution, and extended 20-hour market days. It strictly prohibits manipulative activities such as short selling, stock lending, wash trading, layering, spoofing, or payment for order flow, which have a detrimental impact on genuine price discovery.

“We are thrilled to partner with MERJ and Upstream to provide our clients with access to a cutting-edge trading platform that offers next level transparency, security, and efficiency,” said Keith Moore, CEO of Boustead Securities. “We believe this collaboration represents a significant step forward in democratizing access to global markets and empowering investors with the tools they need to succeed.”

“We are excited to have Boustead, a leader in small cap underwritings and offerings, to become the first U.S. introducing broker to join our community,” commented Brian Collins, Co-founder of Upstream. “Boustead will now have alternative and dual listing venues available for Boustead’s issuers and for their customers to trade on a modern retail trading venue.”

Inter-exchange arbitrage trading for dual listed securities is streamlined on Upstream, enabling traders to buy shares on the U.S. market and deposit them on Upstream for secondary sale, or vice versa. Investors can trade U.S. and international equities using digital payment rails, credit card, debit card, PayPal, or USD.


Boustead Securities has opened registration for U.S. investors to trade stocks on Upstream’s global retail trading app. This collaboration provides Boustead’s clients with access to a cutting-edge platform that offers transparency, security, and efficiency. This collaboration represents a significant step forward in democratizing access to global markets and empowering investors with the necessary tools for success.

Upstream is actively accepting dual-listing applications from NASDAQ, NYSE, and OTC Markets issuers currently trading on U.S. markets and Alternative Trading Systems (ATSs) that are seeking to offer their shares to a modern-day investor pool that accepts digital currency and traditional payments. Learn more at: or reach the team at


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Upstream and issuers do not charge for share transfers, however, transfer agents may charge investors for share transfers. Such fees are standard in the industry and if a fee is required, the transfer agent will alert the investor of such charges and how to pay via credit card, check or wire.

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Upstream is a MERJ Exchange market. MERJ Exchange is a licensed Securities Exchange, an affiliate of the World Federation of Exchanges, a National Numbering Agency and member of ANNA. MERJ supports global issuers of traditional and digital securities through the entire asset life cycle from issuance to trading, clearing, settlement, and registry. It operates a fair and transparent marketplace in line with international best practices and principles of operations of financial markets. Upstream does not endorse or recommend any public or private securities bought or sold on its app. Upstream does not offer investment advice or recommendations of any kind. All services offered by Upstream are intended for self-directed clients who make their own investment decisions without aid or assistance from Upstream. All customers are subject to the rules and regulations of their jurisdiction. By accessing the site or app, you agreed to be bound by its terms of use and privacy policy. Company and security listings on Upstream are only suitable for investors who are familiar with and willing to accept the high risk associated with speculative investments, often in early and development stage companies. There can be no assurance the valuation of any particular company’s securities is accurate or in agreement with the market or industry comparative valuations. Investors must be able to afford market volatility and afford the loss of their investment. Companies listed on Upstream are subject to significant ongoing corporate obligations including, but not limited to disclosure, filings, and notification requirements, as well as compliance with applicable quantitative and qualitative listing standards.

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