Markets - South Korea

Investing in South Korea Stock Market


South Korea Market at a glance

An Asian rising star drawing global attention

South Korea is one of the world's most technologically advanced economies, with the world's fastest broadband speeds, and a strong digital economy across commerce, education, entertainment and government. It is the home of some leading corporations including Samsung Electronics, Hyundai Motor and POSCO. With numerous tax benefits that the Korean government provide to foreign investors, over half of the Global Fortune 500 companies have invested in Korea.

On the soft side, the "Korean Wave", the growing popularity of all things Korean – from fashion, cosmetics, film, music to foods – has been successfully conquering all corners of the world. This worldwide Korean cultural popularity creates huge business potentials.

If you are looking to diversify your portfolio and to tap into one of the fastest growing economies in the world, Korea can provide access to some of the leading companies at the forefront of growth and technological innovation.

Here are some of the major companies listed in the Korean Stock Exchange:

  • Hyundai Motor
  • Lumimicro
  • Samsung Electronics
  • Seojin System
  • Ssangyong Motor
  • Semicon Light
  • Posco
  • Pan Entertainment

Why invest in the Korea stock market?

  • "Korean Waive" - rising popularity of Korean brands around the world
  • A vast domestic market with sophisticated consumers driving demand
  • Technological competitive in shipbuilding, electronics and fast-growing automotive industries
  • Established a global FTA network that connects U.S., ASEAN and EU
  • Geographical advantage of proximity to the huge markets of China and Japan

To invest in the Korean Stock Exchange, you can use the Monex Securities Australia multi-market platform. This easy to use platform gives you access to more than 50,000 listed securities in 12 global markets including the US, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Open an account and start investing in the Korean stock market


Market Basic (Data Source: WFE December 2018)

Korea Exchange (KRX) 

  • Market Capitalization: $1.41 (USD Trillion) 
  • No. of Listed Companies: 2,207

Exchange Trading Hours

Market Korea Time  Australia Time (AEST Summer) Australia Time (AEST Winter)
Pre-Open  8:30 am – 9:00 am 10:30 am – 11:00 am 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Normal Trading 9:00 am – 3:00 pm 11:00 am – 5:00 pm 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lunch break 11:30 am – 12:30 pm 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

What does Monex Securities Australia Offer?


The Monex trading platform provides exposure to the Korea stock market. The symbol lookup tool helps you find all stocks listed on the KRX.


Brokerage fees start at KRW 25,000 (approximately USD $23) and are capped at 0.30% of the total order size. Full list of fees can be found at  Fees and Charges.

Order Types

We provide a collection of powerful online trading order types to fit your strategy. Simply pre-set your orders and let our system do the work for you. Order types include: Market order, Limit order, Sell stop-limit order, two-way sell order and Chain orders.


Watchlists are a perfect tool to help you keep a close eye on your  international investments. Our platform allows you to add stocks across to markets to one watchlist.