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Korean Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI)

What it is:

The Korean Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) is the main tracking index in South Korea.

How it works (Example):

The KOSPI Index is comprised of 200 of the largest and most liquid issues traded on the Korean Stock Exchange. The index market capitalization is weighted, meaning that firms with the largest market value have the greatest influence on the KOSPI's returns.

Why it Matters:

The KOSPI is the most widely used Korean stock market indicator, much like the DJIA is for the U.S. markets.