Recently, individual investors who are leading the uptrend of the domestic stock market set a new record.
On the day of today (11th), individual investors bought nearly 4.5 trillion won of stock, the largest ever.
The previous record was 2.2 trillion won in November of last year, but in less than two months, it surpassed that double.
In the domestic stock market, which had been dominated by institutions and foreigners so far, individual investors, who were called ants because of the small amount of investment, are now leading the market.
This is reporter Lim Tae-woo.
Individual investors' buying trend has been steady.
Although the institution sold 3,700 billion won worth of sales and recorded the highest sales ever, individuals bought 700 billion won more than that.
Individual investors were especially concentrated in large-cap stocks with favorable benefits, such as Samsung Electronics and Hyundai Motors.
Samsung Electronics' anticipation for the semiconductor boom and Hyundai Motor's prospects for cooperation with Apple and EV fueled investment sentiment.
In particular, Samsung Electronics recorded an all-time high with over 8 trillion won in buying money today, of which individuals net bought 1.7 trillion won.
The nickname'ant investor', which was called because of the small amount of investment, became an old saying.
Investments in small and medium-sized stocks based on rumors and themes have been reduced, and investments in large-caps, which are supported by performance, have also changed significantly.
[Lee Kyung-min/Daeshin Securities Researcher: (in the US stock market) Stocks that have increased three times, five times, and several times since several years have passed, right?
Since we have seen these things, aren't the recent struggles of individual investors following the mid- to long-term trend as an investment product rather than before...
However, the so-called'debt investment' phenomenon of investing in debt is still a concern.
Recently, the balance of personal credit loans and the opening of negative bankbooks are increasing rapidly.
(Video editing: Kim Sun-tak)