Investing in South Korea ADRs / South Korean Stocks List
American investors have several good options to invest in South Korean stocks through NYSE or NASDAQ listed South Korea ADRs. These include: Korea Electric Power Corporation (NYSE: KEP) or KEPCO which generates South Korea’s electric power; KT Corporation (NYSE: KT) provides integrated telecommunications services; SK Telecom Co Ltd (NYSE: SKM) provides wireless communication services; steel giant POSCO (NYSE: PKX) also owns PT Krakatau POSCO (Indonesia); KB Financial Group, Inc (NYSE: KB), Shinhan Financial Group Co. Ltd. (NYSE: SHG) and Woori Finance Holdings Co Ltd (NYSE: WF) dominate the Korean financial services sector; Gravity Co LTD (NASDAQ: GRVY) is the developer and publisher of online games mainly in South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines, and internationally; and LG Display Co Ltd (NYSE: LPL) develops, manufactures and sells display and related accessories.
In addition, NYSE listed South Korea closed-end funds included the now liquidated Korea Equity Fund Inc (NYSE: KEF) from Nomura Holdings, Inc and Korea Fund Inc (NYSE: KF) from JPMorgan Chase & Co which has Samsung Electronics as it’s biggest holding. American investors should note that various Samsung listed entities appear to be available on the OTC market, but they are actually London listed South Korean GDRs.
Investors interested in investing in South Korea ADRs should also check out our South Korea closed-end fund list and South Korea ETF list along with our Asia Pacific closed-end fund list, East Asia closed-end fund list, Asia ETF (Region Wide) list, Asia Pacific ETF list and East Asia ETF list as some region wide ETFs or closed-end funds may have exposure to South Korea stocks.
List of South Korea ADRs Trading on Major US Stock Exchanges & the Over-the-Counter (OTC) Exchange
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The Korea Exchange (KRX)
The Korea Exchange (KRX) was created in 2005 through the integration of the Korea Stock Exchange, the Korea Futures Exchange and the KOSDAQ Stock Market under the Korea Stock & Futures Exchange Act.
Here are some useful and mostly English news resources for investing in South Korean ADRs or stocks or about South Korea in general:
- Korea Business Central
- KOREA Magazine
- The Chosun Ilbo
- The Korea Herald
- The Korea Times
- Yonhap News Agency
For additional resources for investing in South Korea ADRs or stocks, check out all of our South Korean tagged articles/links.