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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, the ASX 200 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.

The ASX 200 is made up of 10 sectors but 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 in the index 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 ASX 200 as a whole and is traded like a common share.

Latest ASX 200 News

Volatile Tuesday: ASX 200 finishes down 0.6%

The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX:XJO) finished down 0.6% on Tuesday after another volatile day on the share market. More »

Will ASX shares scrap their dividends in 2020?

Will ASX dividend shares like National Australia Bank Ltd (ASX: NAB) be forced to cut their dividends in 2020? More »

Top brokers say its time to buy these coronavirus-hit ASX shares

The ASX 200 may have recovered 15% from the depth of this coronavirus bear market, but there's still value to be found. Here are... More »

Should you go for growth or dividends in this ASX bear market?

Should you choose ASX growth shares or ASX dividend shares to buy in this ASX market crash? More »

You’d need a crystal ball to know what will happen next to the ASX 200

It’s impossible to know what’s going to happen next to the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX:XJO) with the coronavirus, you’d need a crystal ball. More »

Why the RBA is depressing ASX shares and lifting the Aussie this afternoon

The RBA sounded a tad more optimistic than what the market was hoping for and suggested it could take its foot off the QE... More »

3 ASX 200 shares to protect against a coronavirus recession

Here are 3 S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX:XJO) shares which could protect your portfolio against a coronavirus recession. More »

Invest like Warren Buffett and buy these quality ASX 200 shares

If you want to invest like Warren Buffett then I would suggest you take a look at SEEK Limited (ASX:SEK) and these top ASX 200... More »

The CSL share price is almost back to pre-crash highs

The CSL Limited (ASX: CSL) share price is nearly at full recovery after the ASX market crash. Too late to buy? More »

Is the AFIC share price a buy during coronavirus?

Is the Australian Foundation Investment Co.Ltd. (ASX:AFI) share price a buy during the coronavirus outbreak? More »