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Foreign investor's asymmetric determinants on Bonds trading in Korea

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Frame of Image Korea when external risk factors are increased. Therefore, it is important to analyze how the foreigners’ investment in Korean securities markets reacts to external and internal risk factors while global risk still exists.
(1) Investment behavior of Foreigners’ investment in stock market
Foreign investors’ stock investment in Korea has been increased in terms of its size and influence. It is remarkable that their trading is highly concentrated on the linkage trading of spot and futures. The size of stock net purchase is increasing and the percentage of stock holding by foreign investors maintains over 30%. The influence of foreign investors has been expanded due to decreasing in circulated blue chip stocks, increasing in par value of blue chip stocks, and concentrated investment on blue chip stocks on foreign investors. It is implicitly known that foreign investors concentrate on the spot-futures linked trading and accumulated net purchase of KOSPI 200 by foreigners shows an upward trend.
Figure Ⅲ.5 Trading ratio of foreigners in Korean stock market
(Unit: %)
(2) Investment behavior of Foreigners’ investment in bond market
Source: KRX
Bond net purchase by foreign investors has continued
60 Korean Economic and Financial Review [April 2012]
Table Ⅲ.6 Holding ratio of foreigners in Korean domestic bond market
2006 Gov’t bond MBS Corp. bond etc. total 2007 2008 2009
(Unit: trillion won)
2010
4.2 25.4 20.1 27.5 47.7 (89%) (66%) (54%) (49%) (64%) 0.3 11.9 16.2 28.2 25.4 (7%) (31%)


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Title Foreign investor's asymmetric determinants on Bonds trading in Korea
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Material Type Reports
Author(English)

Kim, Young Do; Lim, Hyung Joon

Publisher

Korea Institute of Finance

Date 2012
Series Title; No Korean Economic and Financial Review
Pages 4
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Economy < Trade
Economy < Direct Investment
Holding Korea Institute of Finance