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Korean Investors Continue to Buy Tesla Shares Despite Recent Price Drops

Korean Investors Continue to Buy Tesla Shares Despite Recent Price Drops

SEOUL, June 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean investors are continuing to buy shares in electric vehicle leader Tesla Inc. despite the plunging price, data showed Sunday. Local investors bought US$1.03 billion worth of Tesla shares last month, the highest since last December, according to the data from the Korea Securities Depository. As such, South [...]

Young Investors Panic-stricken over Crash of TerraUSD, Luna Cryptocurrencies

Young Investors Panic-stricken over Crash of TerraUSD, Luna Cryptocurrencies

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The shocking implosion of the TerraUSD and Luna cryptocurrencies threw many young investors into a panic, some of them saying their entire assets were blown up or even leaving suicidal messages. In a crash starting a week earlier, the once bullish TerraUSD and sister coin Luna had lost almost [...]

S. Korean Investors’ Holdings of Foreign Securities Hit New High in 2021

S. Korean Investors’ Holdings of Foreign Securities Hit New High in 2021

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean investors’ holdings of foreign securities touched a new all-time high in 2021 on an overseas investment boom, data showed Thursday. Local investors had held overseas stocks and bonds worth US$100.59 billion as of end-2021, up 39.3 percent from a year earlier, according to the data from the [...]

Main Stock Market’s Turnover Hits 19-month Low in Dec.

Main Stock Market’s Turnover Hits 19-month Low in Dec.

SEOUL, Dec. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Turnover of South Korea’s main bourse plumbed a 19-month low in December as retail investors flee stocks for higher returns, data showed Thursday. The average daily turnover of the KOSPI market stood at slightly over 10 trillion won (US$8.39 billion) for 16 trading sessions till Wednesday, according to the [...]

Stock Trading Soars 70.5 pct in 2020 amid Investment Craze

Stock Trading Soars 70.5 pct in 2020 amid Investment Craze

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Stock transactions in South Korea spiked more than 70 percent in 2020 amid an investment craze among retail investors, data showed Friday. The value of stock trading in Asia’s fourth-largest economy stood at 35,397.3 trillion won (US$30.2 trillion) last year, up 70.5 percent from a year earlier, according to [...]

Investors Using Robo-advisors Show Preference for Domestic ETFs

Investors Using Robo-advisors Show Preference for Domestic ETFs

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Domestic investors using robo-advisor services turned out to have a preference for domestic exchange traded funds (ETFs), a brokerage house said Monday. Kiwoom Securities Co. analyzed investment trends of 10,000 customers who set investment goals through the company’s KiwooGo robo-advisor. The analysis showed that the most favored portfolio type [...]

Top Official Draws Wrath of Cryptocurrency Investors, Spurs Political Discussions

Top Official Draws Wrath of Cryptocurrency Investors, Spurs Political Discussions

SEOUL, April 27 (Korea Bizwire) – One of South Korea’s top financial officials has recently drawn the ire of investors in cryptocurrency when he lectured them, saying they were walking “on the wrong path” and needed to correct themselves. Appearing in a meeting at the National Assembly on Thursday, Financial Services Commission (FSC) Chairman Eun [...]