Shares of GaeaSoft Corp. (KOSDAQ:051160) last traded at 2990, representing a move of 0.5%, or 15 per share, on volume of 164,195 shares. After opening the trading day at 2980, shares of GaeaSoft Corp. traded in a close range. GaeaSoft Corp. currently has a total float of 14.12M shares and on average sees 148,692 shares exchange hands each day. The stock now has a 52-week low of 2180 and high of 3060.
KOSPI: A Powerful Indicator Of The Asian Economy
South Korea has one of the most progressive, fast-paced economies in Asia. It is an influential global leader that helps drive growth in the Asian economy. Leading abilities of South Korean market help GaeaSoft Corp. to attract more attention to its work. Without it, the region’s capacities are surely minimized.
One of the most important factors backing South Korea’s successful economy is the Korea Exchange (KRX), which boasts with over $1 trillion in total market capitalization. Despite being one of the youngest stock exchanges in Asia, it has already transformed the conduct of trade and commerce in South Korea. It brings foreign investors to GaeaSoft Corp. and other companies.
Stock Market Division of the KRX
Under the Korea Stock Exchange and Futures Exchange Act, the KRX is divided into three: 1) the Stock Market Division; 2) the KOSDAQ Market Division; and 3) the Derivatives Market Division. All publicly traded companies are listed on the Stock Market Division of the KRX.
The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), which was first published in 1983, is one of the main real-time economy indicators in South Korea as it tracks the performances of all the companies listed on the Stock Market Division of the KRX. That being said, the KOSPI had to be divided into several sub-indices. These include the KOSPI 50, which monitors the 50 most active stocks on the Stock Market Division of the KRX; the KOSPI 100, which monitors the 100 most active stocks; and the KOSPI 200, which monitors the 200 most active stocks out of more than 700 stocks. A stock can be included in the KOSPI 50 and the KOSPI 100 only if it is included in the KOSPI 200. At the same time, a stock can only be included in the KOSPI 50 if it is included in the KOSPI 100. GaeaSoft Corp. is inside the KOSPI trading operations.
The KOSPI tracks stocks on the Stock Market Division of the KRX based on market capitalization using the base value of 100. The base date is January 4, 1980. Similarly, the KOSPI 200, which represents roughly 70% of the total market valuation on the Stock Market Division of the KRX, monitors its components using the base value of 100. The base date is April 2007.
In January 1981, the KOSPI had reached its all-time low of 93.10 points. In May 2011, it had reached its all-time high of 2,228.98 points. On the other hand, in June 1998, the KOSPI 200 had reached its all-time low of 31.96 points; and in April 2007, it had reached its all-time high of 100 points.
When the Asian economy was recovering from the financial crisis that had started in Thailand, the KOSPI had recorded its largest one-day gain of 8.50% in June 1998. Meanwhile, after the 9/11 tragedy that had shaken the global economy, the KOSPI had recorded its largest one-day decline of 12.02% in September 2001.
By 2019, Asia is highly expected to account for 26% of the global financial wealth, demonstrating a 2% representation growth in just five years. The best way to bank on that fast-paced growth is to invest on stocks listed on the Stock Market Division of the KRX. Investors which work with GaeaSoft Corp. hope to find the best quality there.
GaeaSoft Corp. operates as an IT service and digital marketing firm in South Korea. The company has market cap of $42.22 billion. It provides location services; and platform construction, infrastructure, and wired and wireless services. It currently has negative earnings. The firm provides eDrive, a data management document centralization solution; and LBS/GIS, IoT, messaging, certification, shopping mall, server infrastructure, geo-fencing, and convergence service technology services, as well as marketing services.
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