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Brokerages Expand Server Capacity to Cope with Massive Influx of Retail Investors

Brokerages Expand Server Capacity to Cope with Massive Influx of Retail Investors

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s major securities firms are busy expanding their server capacity as the explosive growth in the number of retail investors often causes a delay in access to their mobile trading systems (MTS). NH Investment & Securities Co. restricted some of its online services on Saturday as part of [...]

Short Selling Revisited on Retail Investors’ Increased Sway

Short Selling Revisited on Retail Investors’ Increased Sway

SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid fanfare over a stock bull run, South Korea’s financial regulator is in a tight spot over whether to allow short selling as scheduled in March as more retail investors have demanded an outright ban on the trading tactics for a level playing field with institutional investors. With the [...]

S. Korean Retail Investors’ Tesla Holdings Top US$10 bln

S. Korean Retail Investors’ Tesla Holdings Top US$10 bln

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean retail investors’ holdings of shares in electric vehicle leader Tesla Motors Inc. soared nearly 32 percent this year to cross the US$10 billion mark, data showed Monday. Local individual investors owned $10.33 billion worth of Tesla shares as of Friday, up 31.9 percent from the end of [...]

Retail Investors Emerge as Big Players in Stock Markets

Retail Investors Emerge as Big Players in Stock Markets

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean retail investors have emerged as deep pockets in the stock market, pouring in more than 100 trillion won (US$90.6 billion) since early last year, data showed Sunday. Individual investors net bought a combined 102.2 trillion won in local and overseas stocks from Jan. 2, 2019, to Friday, [...]

Samsung Electronics Top Pick of S. Korean Retail Investors This Year

Samsung Electronics Top Pick of S. Korean Retail Investors This Year

SEOUL, Dec. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean retail investors have loaded up on shares in top-cap Samsung Electronics Co. this year, reaping a huge return on their investments, data showed Monday. Local individual investors had bought a net 14.7 trillion won (US$13.3 billion) worth of common and preferred shares in the global tech giant [...]

Retail Investors Swoop on Samsung Electronics amid Price Surge

Retail Investors Swoop on Samsung Electronics amid Price Surge

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean retail investors loaded up on shares of top-cap Samsung Electronics Co. last week amid a surge in its share price, data showed Monday. Individual investors bought a net 1.26 trillion won (US$1.15 billion) worth of Samsung from Monday to Friday, their top pick among local companies, according [...]