About

The Korea Exchange (KRX) is the only stock exchange in South Korea. It was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Busan, the country's second most-populous city which is an international business and financial center. The KRX sets the rules for listings and memberships while its operations are supervised by The Securities and Futures Commission and the Financial Services Commission. Electronic trading is conducted through EXTURE+, a trading platform that was launched in 2014. It lists 2,059 companies with a market cap of $1.28 trillion, which makes it the 13th largest stock exchange worldwide. KRX also houses bonds, ETFs and derivatives. It is a member of the Sustainable Stock Exchanges, a project of the United Nations.

Among the listings are well-known and actively traded companies such as Samsung Electronics, Hyundai Motors, LG Corporation, Shinhan Bank and Kia Motors. The main stock index is the KOSPI, a broad market index that tracks the performance of all common stocks. It is widely seen as the most representative index of the South Korean stock market. Related indices are the KOSPI 200 and the KOSPI 50, which track the performance of the 200 and 50 largest and most liquid South Korean companies, respectively. All constituents are screened for eligibility and reviewed periodically. The KRX also has a Large Cap, Mid Cap, and Small Cap index and indices that reflect the performance of sectors and industries.

Timelines

DLPNAug 03 · 2021
Dolphin Entertainment Dives into the NFT Ocean
Dolphin Entertainment dives into TradingView’s top Monday gainers, fueled by a recent partnership with FTX to create its own sports and entertainment NFT marketplace. Prices swim up 55% to close at $12.22.
PYPLAug 03 · 2021
Paypal slips on Q2 earnings, but crypto momentum is building
PayPal ends the week on a low note, down over 8% in two days following light second quarter revenue and a drop in profit from last year. The losses continue into Monday, sinking a further 1.65% to close at $270.99.
PINSAug 03 · 2021
Pinterest interest plummets on poor Q2 results
Pinterest ended last week among TradingView’s top losers, down 18% on Friday after reporting a decline in monthly users and sinking a further 3% yesterday to close at $57.12.
SQAug 03 · 2021
Square spends big to expand 'buy now pay later' service
Payment company Square is expanding its loan operations as the “buy now pay later” trend takes off, with a $29 billion acquisition of Australian Afterpay sending its stock soaring over 10% on Monday to close at $272.38.
AMZNAug 02 · 2021
Amazon's Q2 earnings dive
Despite posting its third $100 billion quarter in a row, Amazon sinks nearly 8% on Friday after missing expectations with its second quarter earnings.
FAug 02 · 2021
Ford revs up with Q2 profit
Ford stock lifted 3.82% on Thursday after surprising investors with a quarterly profit as car sales overshadow supply constraints, although it lost most of the gains again on Friday.

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