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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 [...]

S. Korean Stock Market Logs Stellar Gains in 2020, Set for Rosy 2021

S. Korean Stock Market Logs Stellar Gains in 2020, Set for Rosy 2021

SEOUL, Dec. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s benchmark stock index skyrocketed over 30 percent this year from a year ago, buoyed by strong buying of individual investors and expectations of a speedy recovery from the pandemic next year, the bourse operator said Wednesday. In the final trading session of 2020 on Wednesday, the benchmark [...]

Brokerages Raise Stock Price Outlook for 2021 on Global Recovery, Ample Liquidity

Brokerages Raise Stock Price Outlook for 2021 on Global Recovery, Ample Liquidity

SEOUL, Dec. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean brokerage houses predicted the local stock market would continue its uptick move in 2021, citing signs of a global economic recovery and growing investor appetite for higher returns, data showed Sunday. Multiple securities companies set their upper-end target band for the benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index [...]

Shares of Solar and Wind Power-related Companies Skyrocket Thanks to ‘Carbon-neutral’ Drive

Shares of Solar and Wind Power-related Companies Skyrocket Thanks to ‘Carbon-neutral’ Drive

SEOUL, Oct. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Shares of solar and wind power companies in South Korea have more than doubled thus far this year, the local bourse operator said. The Korea Exchange announced that on the basis of closing prices on Sept. 29, the share prices of the 11 companies recommended by more than three securities [...]

South Korean Shares Log 2nd Highest Gains Among G-20 Peers

South Korean Shares Log 2nd Highest Gains Among G-20 Peers

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s key stock index has posted the second-highest profit rate among its Group of 20 peers since this year’s bottom, helped by robust buying by individuals, the bourse operator said Sunday. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) closed at 2,396.69 points Friday, soaring 64.42 percent from [...]

Retail Investors Snap Up Samsung Electronics over Past Month

Retail Investors Snap Up Samsung Electronics over Past Month

SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean retail investors have net-bought more than 2 trillion won worth of shares in top-cap Samsung Electronics Co. over the past month amid massive selling by foreigners and institutions, data showed Wednesday. Individual investors’ net purchase of Samsung Electronics traded on the main stock market came to 2.01 [...]