Korea leads online share trading

For the month of October online trading in Korea hit 64.1% of total turnover. Although two years ago online trades accounted for only 1.34% of all trades, for the last year Korea has recorded the world’s highest percentage uptake of online trading. Those most likely to trade online are salaried workers with internet access available in the workplace, university students and housewives.

Current estimates on the uptake of online trading in Australia are 15% of the number of all trades and approximately 5% of the value of all trades.