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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 [...]

S. Korea to Monitor Market Volatility Sparked by Investors’ Herd Behavior

S. Korea to Monitor Market Volatility Sparked by Investors’ Herd Behavior

SEOUL, Feb. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will closely monitor a potential increase in market volatility as investors’ herb behavior, illustrated in the U.S. GameStop case, could frequently occur, the vice finance minister said Tuesday. Global stock markets recently underwent high fluctuations after retail investors snapped up shares of U.S. video game vendor GameStop, [...]

Tesla, Apple Most Popular Foreign Stocks to Pass on to Children

Tesla, Apple Most Popular Foreign Stocks to Pass on to Children

SEOUL, Dec. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean investors have picked Tesla and Apple as the most popular foreign stocks to pass on to their children. Major South Korean brokerage house Samsung Securities Co. held an online conference on Saturday through its official YouTube channel and carried out a survey with a group of local [...]

S. Korean Investors Pinning Hopes on Tesla’s New Battery Technology

S. Korean Investors Pinning Hopes on Tesla’s New Battery Technology

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean retail investors’ expectations for Tesla Motors Inc.’s new battery technology are growing as they have snapped up shares in the world’s top electric vehicle this year, industry sources said Monday. Tesla is slated to hold an annual meeting of stockholders on “battery day” Tuesday afternoon (Pacific time), [...]