KOSPI 200 Index (KOS200)

MarketWatch  3 hrs ago  Comment 
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average ) down 0.6% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index ) up 0.5% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index ) up 1% (at break) ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200 ) up 0.5% ; Seoul (Kospi )...
The Hindu Business Line  Jan 29  Comment 
South Korean shares eased on Thursday, in line with their regional peers, as the US Federal Reserve signalled that it was still on track to raise interest rates this year. The Korea Composit...
The Economic Times  Jan 27  Comment 
The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) climbed 0.86 per cent to close at 1,952.40 points, going above the index's 60-day moving average.
The Economic Times  Jan 26  Comment 
The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) ticked 0.02 per cent lower to close at 1,935.68 points.
The Economic Times  Jan 22  Comment 
The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) was up 0.3 per cent at 1,927.16 points as of 0205 GMT.
Mondo Visione  Jan 21  Comment 
The Korea Exchange (KRX) announced the result of the analysis of turnover ratio of listed shares in the KOSPI and KOSDAQ markets in 2014. The analysis using the following calculation formula was carried out by comparing the turnover ratios between...
The Hindu Business Line  Jan 13  Comment 
South Korean shares fell on Tuesday, weighed by sharp losses in commodity-linked counters as oil prices resumed falls to plumb 5-1/2 lows. The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) was...
The Economic Times  Jan 12  Comment 
The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) was down 0.17 percent at 1,921.39 points as of 0210 GMT, floating just above its 20-day moving average of 1,918.36 points.
The Hindu Business Line  Jan 9  Comment 
South Korean shares and the won gained early on Friday, supported by positive expectations for US payrolls data and after oil stabilised, taking a breather from their recent falls. The K...
The Economic Times  Jan 8  Comment 
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 1.2 per cent. South Korea's KOSPI climbed 1.3% and Australian shares tacked on 0.5%.


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:

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 }


  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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