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Individual Investors Showing Lower Rate of Return This Year
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Individual Investors Showing Lower Rate of Return This Year
  • By Cho Jin-young
  • March 13, 2015, 05:30
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The Korea Exchange building.
The Korea Exchange building.

 

The Korea Exchange announced on March 12 that individual investors’ 10 most favorite shares recorded an average loss of 10.29 percent between Jan. 2 and March 11, and none of the 10 showed a positive growth during the period. 

In contrast, institutional and foreign investors recorded a high rate of return. The average amounted to 14.86 percent for the former with just three of the top 10 showing negative growth – Hyundai Glovis (-23.01 percent), Cheil Industries (-5.84 percent), and Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance (-14.83 percent). Samsung Electronics gained 10.82 percent, OCI 55.19 percent, and Celltrion 65.77 percent, followed by Samsung SDI (12.82 percent), Hyundai E&C (21.85 percent), and GS Retail (17.64 percent). 

Foreign investors gained 6.0 percent with their 10 most purchased stocks. LG Chem’s stock price rose from 180,000 won (US$159.52) to 234,000 won (US$207.35) during the period, and those of Lotte Chemical and Samsung Electro-Mechanics increased 22.67 percent and 39.45 percent, respectively.