Time now for an in-depth look at the market news this afternoon.
And for that, I'm joined on the line by Mr. Daniel Yoo, Global Strategist at Yuanta Securities.
Mr. Yoo, good afternoon. Thank you for making time today.
This year, Korea is on course to have logged its highest-ever exports. Samsung Electronics is the first individual Korean company to have achieved 110 billion dollars in exports in a single year. That's 130 trillion won. It's strength, of course, in memory chips, smartphones and home appliances. Where does Korea stand at this point in terms of exports?
On Wall Street Monday, we saw a rebound in U.S. stocks as fears ease about the Omicron variant. The S&P gaining almost 1.2 percent, the Nasdaq about point-9 percent. What's the story in the global markets?
Korean stocks also rising today, though it was a fairly choppy trade. The tech-heavy KOSDAQ closing in again on a thousand points. Again today, not a huge volume, but retail investors were net buyers. Tell us about the domestic market.
Finally, Mr. Yoo, if we could talk Bitcoin for a minute. The virtual currency coming off a 20 percent decline just last Saturday, falling below 50-thousand dollars. Today it's back above that level. The decline is even bigger if we look back a month ago. It's very much a fear-and-greed kind of trade, and there's a lot of fear. What do you see happening in the crypto space?