The Kospi broke 3,300 for the first time on Friday, climbing 16.74 points, or 0.51 percent, to close at 3,302.84.
The proportion of stock short selling in Korea accounted for 3.4 percent of total transactions in the first week of the practice's conditional resumption last week.
High-ranking officials from Coocon, Korea Exchange and brokerages celebrate the listing of the fintech company on the Kosdaq Wednesday at the office of Korea Exchange in Yeouido, western Seoul.
Shares closed higher to extend their winning streak to a fifth session Tuesday, as investor sentiment was buoyed by hopes for new economic stimulus in the United States. The Korean won rose against the dollar.
Clearing fees charged by the exchange and the depository have been eliminated through the end of the year, taking the cost of trades to zero for some investors.
study of 592 companies, excluding financial firms, found that revenue grew only 0.9 percent to 495.3 trillion won ($404 billion). Operating profit fell 31.2 percent to 19.5 trillion won, and net profit declined 47.8 percent to 11.3 trillion won.