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Korea Exchange
Type Stock exchange
Founded 1953
Headquarters Busan, South Korea
Korea Exchange
Hangul 한국거래소
Hanja 韓國去來所
Revised Romanization Hanguk Georaeso
McCune–Reischauer Hanguk Kŏraeso

Korea Exchange (KRX) was created through the integration of the three existing Korean spot & futures exchanges (Korea Stock Exchange, Korea Futures Exchange and KOSDAQ) under the Korea Stock & Futures Exchange Act.The securities and futures markets of former exchanges are now operated as the business divisions of the KRX: the Stock Market Division, KOSDAQ Market Division and Derivatives Market Division. As of 31 December 2007, the Korea Exchange had 1,757 listed companies with a combined market capitalization of $1.1 trillion.[1] The exchange has normal trading sessions from 09:00am to 03:00pm on all days of the week except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays declared by the Exchange in advance.[2]

Traded Instruments

Stock Market Division (former Korea Stock Exchange)
  • Stocks
  • Bonds
  • Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
KOSDAQ Market Division (former KOSDAQ Stock Market, Inc.)
  • Stocks
Derivatives Market Division (former Korea Futures Exchange)
  • Index Instruments: KOSPI 200 Index Futures, KOSTAR Futures, KOSPI 200 Options
  • Single Stock Futures on 15 underlying stocks
  • Equity Options on 30 alternative underlying stocks
  • Interest Rate Instruments: 3-Years KTB Futures, 5-Years KTB Futures, 3-Years KTB Futures Options, MSB Futures
  • Foreign Exchange(FX) Instruments: USD/KRW Futures, JPY/KRW Futures, EUR/KRW Futures, USD/KRW Options
  • Commodity Instruments: Gold Futures, Lean Hog Futures


  1. ^ Number of Listed Companies and Total Market Cap, Korea Exchange page on Wikinvest
  2. ^ Market Hours, Korea Exchange via Wikinvest

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