Korean Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI)

Written By
Paul Tracy
Updated August 5, 2020

What is the Korean Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI)?

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

How Does the Korean Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) Work?

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 Does the Korean Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) Matter?

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