Kakao Corp (035720.KS)

An internet company dominating in South Korea, in almost all cases replaces the need for Google.
This is a perfect addition to any investor focussing on the tech sector.

Very interesting request, thank you.

When I lived in Hong Kong, all my Korean colleagues and clients were on KakaoTalk. I imagine is still dominant, @Seumiseu?

In any case Asian stocks are still a bit further away. We’re focusing on adding a lot more US ones right now.

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Indeed Viktor, very dominant.
Infact while living in Korea I found there is more than just messaging.
Kakao even run a UBER-esque service too!
There’s plenty which really makes Kakao a wishful addition to any tech portfolio (I suspect if and when Kakao add the planned crypto wallet into their messaging app, there will be a wider appeal worldwide too).

I understand not many platforms list Korean companies, the closest I’ve found is when a company is listed in the US such as LG Display, Samsung, KT Telecom and SK Telecom however I’ve had to spread over 4 platforms for this! I hope Freetrade will be the first to list these emerging companies in future.

Thanks @Viktor for your response!


It would be a great bonus for Freetrade to offer stocks like this that other providers don’t! +1 for the request

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I just learnt while looking into funding Freetrade that the roadmap suggests expansion into Korean stocks!
So, prayers have been answered!

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Oh excellent, can’t wait :slight_smile:

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