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Retail Investors’ Stock Ownership in Samsung Electronics Surpasses 10 pct

Retail Investors’ Stock Ownership in Samsung Electronics Surpasses 10 pct

SEOUL, May 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Retail investors’ stock ownership in Samsung Electronics Co., South Korea’s most valuable company, surpassed 10 percent for the first time as they went bargain hunting for its shares amid the COVID-19 pandemic last year, industry data showed Sunday. Individual investors owned a total of 65.3 million common shares of [...]

Retail Investors’ Stock Frenzy Continues: Data

Retail Investors’ Stock Frenzy Continues: Data

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean retail investors’ stock frenzy appears to be going strong with their net stock buying nearing 100 trillion won since January last year, industry data showed Sunday. According to the data, individual investors scooped up a net 99.24 trillion won (US$87.92 billion) since January 2020, with the monthly [...]

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, [...]