Investors are anxiously awaiting the resumption of trading of ordinary Samsung Electronics stocks on the country’s main bourse in hopes that the company’s decision for a 50:1 stock split would lift the stock value.

According to Korea Times, on Monday, the main bourse operator, Korea Exchange (KRX), said the trading of Samsung Electronics will be resumed May 4 as the stock will be offline until Thursday.

The timing is good as an agreement between President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will seek to end a seven-decade war this year and the pursuit of the “complete denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula would cut its “geopolitical risk.”

But more stocks mean increased volatility, literally, and may be prone to stock price manipulation as there will be more short-term gainers, said strategists and fund managers.


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