Latest ASX 200 News, Chart & Price
The S&P/ASX 200 Index (INDEXASX: XJO) is Australia’s benchmark share market index. Launched in April 2000, it comprises the largest 200 companies on the Australian Securities Exchange by float-adjusted market capitalisation. It is one of a number of indices published by S&P Dow Jones on Australian markets (called the S&P/ASX family of indices).
As with all indices, the ASX 200 is measured in points and tracks the combined movements of all 200 shares within the index. Quarterly balances are performed to ensure the shares included in the index meet its eligibility criteria.
Made up of 10 sectors, the index is largely dominated by the Financials and Materials sectors. The Financials sector alone makes up almost half of the index and includes the big four banks such as Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA). Materials is the second largest sector and includes companies such as BHP Group Ltd (ASX: BHP) and Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG).
Investing in the index is simple: investors can buy shares in any ASX 200-listed company through a broker, or buy into an exchange-traded fund (ETF), which tracks the index as a whole and is traded like a common share.
Latest ASX 200 News
Brendon Lau | May 24, 2020 11:17am
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Ken Hall | May 24, 2020 9:00am
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James Mickleboro | May 24, 2020 8:01am
CSL Limited (ASX:CSL) and these five top ASX 200 shares could be great places to invest $500 right now. Here's why I like them... More »
Sebastian Bowen | May 23, 2020 10:30am
Here are 3 easy tips that anyone can use to tidy up their super this weekend! It could save you thousands of dollars over... More »
James Mickleboro | May 23, 2020 10:19am
Austal Limited (ASX:ASB) and NIB Holdings Limited (ASX:NHF) shares were among the worst performers on the ASX 200 last week... More »
James Mickleboro | May 23, 2020 9:54am
NRW Holdings Limited (ASX:NWH) and Nearmap Ltd (ASX:NEA) shares were among the best performing shares on the ASX 200 last week... More »
Sebastian Bowen | May 23, 2020 9:30am
Here's why these 3 ASX financials shares like Afterpay Ltd (ASX: APT) have doubled since March More »