Momentum & Growth

4 OTC Stocks to Watch: EPAZ HDUP OPTI VTXB

Smart investors know that if you want to make the big money off a small account, the place to be is the OTC Markets. There are many good OTC stocks that can boost your portfolio’s value in the long term. For investors, we preach the key to trading penny stocks is finding momentum BEFORE it happens and ahead of the crowd.

We alert our subscribers with our best ideas before our regular readers. This is the value of having a subscription to Insider Financial, which you can sign up for here.

If you watch the Insider Financial YouTube channel, you can get a sense of the ideal time to book profits. We warned our subscribers not to get greedy or get caught up in the diamond hands/paper hands BS.

We also recommend you own a portfolio of penny stocks. For some, that can be as many as 10 to 20 or more OTC stocks. This provides diversification and allows one to manage the market’s moods much easier.

In this article, we look at 4 OTC stocks that can boost your portfolio. The Pink Current stocks are Epazz, Inc (OTCPK: EPAZ), HeadsUp Entertainment International Inc (OTCPK: HDUP), Optec International, Inc (OTCPK: OPTI), and Vortex Brands Co (OTCPK: VTXB).

OTC stocks #1 EPAZ

OTC stocks #2 HDUP

OTC stocks #3 OPTI

OTC stocks #4 VTXB


Epazz, Inc has been in good mood this week, surging by about 180% since Monday. The crypto and metaverse play is now trading at $0.0262 after peaking at over $0.0350 to touch the highest level since mid-April.

EPAZ designs and sells various software programs to enterprises, hospitals, and government institutions in the US. It also specializes in blockchain mobile apps.

The company has acquired 11 software companies that have converted or are in the process of converting their legacy software products to cloud software using Epazz’s technology, after which EPAZ markets the resulting cloud-based solutions to new and existing customers.

While the company has been focusing on software solutions, investors are interested in this stock due to its operations in the crypto and metaverse sectors.

EPAZ’s subsidiary ZenaPay offers Bitcoin and Ethereum payment mobile app software, enabling consumers to buy BTC at the point-of-sale. The company is also about to launch a crypto wallet, which will support credit cards/debit cards, letting users store both fiat and cryptocurrency, according to a recent announcement.

Earlier this month, EPAZ said that it had developed products for Metaverse focusing on Businesses and Governments.

Metaverse is one of the fastest-growing trends right now. The emerging market is only getting traction, and the fact that Facebook changed its name to Meta confirms that the trend is here to stay. Recently, we reported that One World Universe Inc (OTCPK: OWUV), a company that leverages the metaverse trend, had been the best runner for our subscribers and readers at the end of 2021.

EPAZ’s latest solution enables teams to collaborate and experience total sensory engagement in the DeskFlex Metaverse Virtual Office Meeting using the Epazz virtual reality glasses and 3D avatars.

With a market cap of only $15 million and a great share structure, EPAZ can grow quickly this year to challenge new resistance levels, especially as the company ensured that there would be no reverse splits.

We like that EPAZ has a great share structure, a well-designed website, and is active on social media. More importantly, we like what it does in the blockchain and metaverse space. This OTC stock is starting its journey towards the $1 mark.


HeadsUp Entertainment International Inc is another OTC stock that is making waves at the beginning of the year. The company’s share price has more than doubled this week, currently trading at $0.11. The stock peaked on Wednesday at $0.14, the highest since the end of February, with volume figures surging to the highest in about eight years.

HDUP, which is almost twice as large as EPAZ, is promoting itself as a global gaming operator and media company focusing on online gaming, online poker, eSports, sports betting, online lottery, mobile 50/50, charity fundraising platforms, and blockchain-based payment solutions.

Investors are excited about this OTC stock as it is close to completing a major acquisition in the gaming software sector, which the company expects to increase its balance sheet figures exponentially. The deal should be announced in a matter of days.

The acquisition is a part of a major growth strategy that will leverage existing gaming operations on to the global stage and be part of the corporate finance strategy to uplist HDUP to a higher tier exchange through a planned merger with a fully reporting company.

The rollout of operations is planned to include the following:

  • Acquisition of one of the world’s leading suppliers of digital lottery and online games with a substantial number of contracts in place;
  • Access licenses in major global gaming markets via a partnership with a major operator in gaming technology in Africa, many Sub Saharan countries as well as north and east African markets as well as South American opportunities. This agreement is in final stages of negotiation
  • Closing acquisition of a multimillion-dollar asset that is a well-known global legal lottery concierge platform with database over 4 million users which HeadsUp plans on launching in multiple countries including the US in 2022.
  • Launching joint venture with global marketing partner MH Universe, one of the world’s leading digital and traditional marketing agencies based in the UK and operating an NFT technology platform and operating system along with the previously announced Tokonomica Agency. Major NFT rollout planned for Q2 and Q3 2022.
  • Launch and distribution of Safariflix, a worldwide streamed and televised program with global charity fundraising platform in partnership with MH Universe and the Pure Wildlife Fund in South Africa. Oceanflix, a follow up program will launch and air mid 2022.
  • The GameChangerz sports handicapping media platform will continue to be leveraged over many media platforms with multiple revenue streams from affiliate marketing to direct sales and advertising with expanded content designed to monetize both traditional and nontraditional global sports.

All in all, the $28 million company is serious about expanding its operations and uplisting. This might be a great opportunity to get exposure at this early stage and keep the stock throughout the year.


Unlike the previous stocks, which are trading near multi-month highs, Optec International, Inc is trying to find decent support, yet this is a chance to buy the dip as the Pink Current stock is trading near the lowest level since May 2020. OPTI has already helped many of our subscribers and readers boost their profitability. Back in September 2020, we presented our bullish case when the stock was trading at about two pennies. It eventually surged to over $0.30 in February of last year, but it has kept declining since then.

Is this a great time to buy the dip? It may be, as the recent price increase that pushed the ticker from less than $0.008 to over $0.013 as of Wednesday was accompanied by volume figures not seen for years.

OPTI is a $25 million company that sells fuel maximizers as well as UV and UV-C safety products using related advanced technologies specific to Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). The second category of products includes iWand – a portable disinfection device that kills 99.9% of bacteria, air sterilizers, biomasks, and a scanner with temperature detection and facial recognition. What we like about OPTI is that it offers several products that are in high demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved OPTI’s rapid test kits to detect the COVID-19 virus.

On Wednesday, OPTI announced a surge in demand for its PPE products as a result of the rapid spread of the pandemic due to the Omicron variant.  The company holds a large Inventory of Medical and Respirator masks which are now shipping daily across the country to distributors and medical facilities. Its inventory of Antigen Rapid Test kits sold out in a 24-hour period, and OPTEC has received additional orders for several hundred thousand Test Kits and is currently sourcing replacement inventory to fill the demand from a number of manufacturers, in the US and overseas.

To better manage the marketing and selling of its PPE products, OPTI is launching a new dedicated website, which will incorporate the ability for manufacturers and distributors to list their products for sale, further expanding the available inventory and resources. The new site is expected to launch this month.

This is great news for OPTI and the fact that it has been in the oversold territory for a while makes it a good stock to own even though it might have disappointed many investors during the last few months. That being said, some caution is welcome, as OPTI CEO Roger Pawson is not liked by many investors who allege that he pumps the stock to profit at the expense of new buyers. He was already mentioned in a fraud suit involving OPTI.

Thus, do your due diligence before getting exposure to OPTI. We have already helped our subscribers profit from this OTC stock, but you should close positions at the right time.


Vortex Brands Co is a crypto play that has been on the rise even though Bitcoin has been under massive bearish pressure during the last few weeks. The $5 million Pink Current shell has doubled in price since Monday, currently trading at $0.016. Back in September, VTXB broke above five pennies for the first time in over a decade.

Vortex provides Phase Angle Synchronization (PAS) equipment to electric utilities in California and nationwide. PAS captures the unusable electricity before it travels back to the utility and recycles it to be usable again to the end-user. It protects the grid from excessive wear and damage, increases reliability by reducing line congestion and increasing reserve margin, at a true cost savings for the utility.

However, investors are more interested in VTXB’s Bitcoin mining operations, as the company is actively buying and maintaining ASIC miners.

Earlier this week, the company said that it had generated a profit of over $24,000 from September 21, 2021 – when it started its BTC mining operation – to November 30, 2021, on revenues of over $30,000. VTXB purchased mining equipment for about $110,000 during the period ending November and is now looking to expand operations.

We like that VTXB is trying to be transparent. It set up a corporate BTC wallet address so that shareholders can check its transactions in real time.

On Wednesday, the company said that it would paid dividends from its mining operations, which is great. The Board of Directors approved a quarterly dividend of $3,658 (15% of $23,488). The record date for the dividend is January 24. The dividend will be paid quarterly.

Despite the recent price spike, VTXB has been heavily shorted because of the 25 to 1 forward split announced earlier this month, which requires an update in the number of authorized shares. Thus, the OTC stock might turn into a great short squeeze candidate.

It remains to be seen how VTXB reacts to the forward split scheduled for the end of February, but so far we are pleased with their Bitcoin mining operations.


All of the 4 OTC stocks discussed today are good stocks to hold. The upside is much greater than the downside at these levels.

It’s also very important to eye OTC stocks that have yet to make their explosive move. There are plenty of opportunities, and we take our time to monitor hundreds of penny stocks to buy each week, trying to find the best alerts for our subscribers.

Remember, all you need is one or two penny stocks to succeed in order to crush the market averages.

As always, good luck to all (except the shorts)!


Disclosure: We have no position in any of the securities mentioned. We wrote this article ourselves and it expresses our own opinions. We are not receiving compensation for it. We have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article. Insider Financial is not an investment advisor and does not provide investment advice. Always do your own research and make your own investment decisions. This article is not a solicitation or recommendation to buy, sell, or hold securities. This article is meant for informational and educational purposes only and does not provide investment advice.

4 OTC Stocks to Watch: EPAZ HDUP OPTI VTXB
Click to comment
To Top