<Anchor> With the
by-election in April approaching, stock prices of companies known to be related to a particular candidate are swaying in the stock market these days.
It is a recurring event with every election, and recently, as the investment fever has increased, more and more people are looking for such stocks.
This is reporter Kim Jung-woo.
stock price of a company, so-called'Park Young-seon's theme stock' among investors, jumped more than 50% in a week as former Minister Park is about to run.
Stocks related to former lawmakers Ahn Cheol-soo and Na Kyung-won, who have already declared their run, also surged this year.
Among the so-called presidential theme stocks, some companies have already tripled their stock price this year.
Investors are swept away despite the most ambiguous links, such as the reason that the candidate's college alumni are the representative or the last son.
[Soosan I&T (Lee Jae-myung Theme Co.) Personnel: Businessly, there is no relationship with Governor Lee Jae-myeong.
We have nothing to say about that.] Amid the
recent surge in'individual investors','political theme stocks' have become more promising, and the Korea Exchange has already classified 14 stocks as political theme stocks and is intensively monitoring them this year.
[Nam Seung-min/Director of Korea Exchange Market Monitoring Headquarters: Those who entered the stock market lately seem to be impatient.
I want to make a lot of money by getting on the theme stock with volatility and buying and selling quickly.]
However, price spikes that are irrelevant to corporate performance tend to turn off easily, leading to damage to investors.
In fact, right after the last presidential election, the market index rose 2.7%, while political theme stocks fell -4%.
In addition, 99.6% of investors who lost money were individual investors who lost an average of 770,000 won per account.
(Video coverage: Kim Heung-sik, video editing: Kim Jong-woo)