Staff members of the Korea Exchange applaud as they throw confetti for the media during the year's market closing ceremony near a screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the Korea Exchange in Seoul on Thursday, December 29, 2016. Photo: AP
Staff members of the Korea Exchange applaud as they throw confetti for the media during the year's market closing ceremony near a screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the Korea Exchange in Seoul on Thursday, December 29, 2016. Photo: AP
Stocks

South Korea’s stock traders vow war if short sellers end rally

  • The world’s longest ban on short-selling stocks came to an end on Monday
  • The end of the ban has individual investors scrambling for strategies to protect their portfolios

Staff members of the Korea Exchange applaud as they throw confetti for the media during the year's market closing ceremony near a screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the Korea Exchange in Seoul on Thursday, December 29, 2016. Photo: AP
Staff members of the Korea Exchange applaud as they throw confetti for the media during the year's market closing ceremony near a screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the Korea Exchange in Seoul on Thursday, December 29, 2016. Photo: AP
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