KOSPI 200 Index (KOS200)

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MarketWatch  9 hrs ago  Comment 
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average) up 0.2% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index) flat ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index) down 0.1% (at break) ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200) flat ; Seoul (Kospi) down...
The Economic Times  Aug 19  Comment 
The benchmark KOSPI jumped 0.9 per cent to end at 2,071.14 points, its strongest close since setting 2,080.42 points on Aug. 4.
The Economic Times  Aug 19  Comment 
The Seoul stock market's benchmark KOSPI rose 0.9 per cent to 2,071.75 points by 0230 GMT after Monday's 0.5 per cent loss.
MarketWatch  Aug 19  Comment 
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average) up 0.9% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index) up 0.3% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index) up 0.1% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200) up 0.6% ; Seoul (Kospi) up 0.7% Taipei...
Clusterstock  Aug 18  Comment 
The weekend is over and stocks are mostly up. Korea's Kospi index climbed 0.3%. U.S. futures are up 0.3%. Japan's Nikkei opened flat. New Zealand stocks were down 0.2%. This week all eyes will be on  the K.C. Fed's Jackson Hole economic...
MarketWatch  Aug 13  Comment 
Here are the closing levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average) up 0.4% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index) up 0.8% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index) up 0.1% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200) down 0.3% ; Seoul (Kospi) up 1% ; Taipei (Taiex)...
The Economic Times  Aug 12  Comment 
The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) rose 0.10 percent at 2,041.47 points while the won ended onshore trade up 0.3 percent on the day at 1,026.4 per dollar.
Mondo Visione  Aug 12  Comment 
  Date: 13:30 - 17:30, August 18, Monday, 2014  Venue: International Conference Hall (1F) at the KRX Seoul office building and KRX Square (2F)  Attendees: general investors as well as institutional investors including analysts and...
MarketWatch  Aug 11  Comment 
Here are closing levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average) up 2.4% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index) up 1.3% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index) up 1.4% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200) up 0.4% ; Seoul (Kospi) up 0.4% ; Taipei (Taiex) up...




 
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The KOSPI 200 is the South Korean index, indicative of the top 200 stocks in the Korea Exchange. It maps over 70% of the total capitalization of the exchange and is the most liquid index for the South korean market. The KOSPI 200 was started on January 3rd, 1990 with a base value of 100[1]. The Futures and Options markets in Korea use this index to base their calculations. KOSPI 200 is updated every 2 seconds and is published by the statistical KRX publication of the Korean Exchange[2]

Weighting and Calculations

The KOSPI is calculated as follows with Current Market Capitalization (=market capitalization at the time of comparison) as the numerator and Base Market Capitalization (=market capitalization as of January 4, 1980) as the denominator.

That is:

Current index = Current total market cap of constituents × 100 / Base Market Capitalization[3]

The base market capitalization is adjusted when there is a change in the value due to rights offering, new listing, delisting, mergers, etc.

So the New Base Market Capitalization would be[4]:

Past Market Capitalization*(Current Market Cap +- change in market cap)/Current Market Cap on the day before the change.

Composition of the KOSPI 200

The top 10 stocks of the KOSPI 200, as of October 21, 2008[5] were:

COMPANY NAME TICKER (SE:) Weighting (%)
Samsung A005930 16.40
POSCO (PKX) 005490 6.81
KB Financial Group 105560 3.80
Shinhan Financial Group Co (SHG) 055550 3.69
SK Telecom (SKM) 017670 3.63
KT&G 033780 2.78
LG Electronics 066570 2.58
Hyundai Motor Company (005380-SE) 005380 2.57
KEPCO 015760 2.46
HHI 009540 2.22
TK Corporation }

References

  1. Wikipedia
  2. KOSPI 200 summary
  3. KOSPI Calculation on the KRX
  4. Adjustment for maintaining consistency
  5. KOSPI 200 weighted index
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