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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 ASX 200 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

ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Wednesday: 8 ASX shares you missed

The S&P/ASX 200 (Index:^AXJO)(ASX:XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index:^AXAO) (ASX:XAO) ended up on Tuesday, here are 8 ASX shares you missed. More »


ASX 200 lunch update: Domino’s surges, Coles & WiseTech sink

Coles Group Ltd (ASX:COL) and Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd (ASX:DMP) are on the move on the ASX 200 on Wednesday. Here's why... More »


3 ASX events you missed on Tuesday

A quick recap of the top things you missed on Tuesday as the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) finished 0.16% lower on weak earnings. More »


5 things to watch on the ASX 200 on Wednesday

Coles Group Ltd (ASX:COL), Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd (ASX:DMP) and Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX:WES) shares will be on watch on the ASX 200 on Wednesday… More »


ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Tuesday: 8 ASX shares you missed

The S&P/ASX 200 (Index:^AXJO)(ASX:XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index:^AXAO) (ASX:XAO) ended down on Tuesday, here are 8 ASX shares you missed. More »


ASX 200 lunch update: Altium, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, & Coles lower

Altium Limited (ASX:ALU), Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Ltd (ASX:BEN), and Coles Group Ltd (ASX:COL) shares are on the move on the ASX 200 on... More »


Why these 4 ASX 200 shares are up 25% in February

Check out why these 4 ASX 200 shares including Breville Group Ltd (ASX: BRG) have rocketed 25% higher or more in February. More »


3 ASX events you missed on Monday

Your daily recap of the top news, announcements and events that you missed yesterday as the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) edged 0.07% lower. More »


ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Monday: 8 ASX shares you missed

The S&P/ASX 200 (Index:^AXJO)(ASX:XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index:^AXAO) (ASX:XAO) ended down on Monday, here are 8 ASX shares you missed. More »


Where I’d invest $10,000 in a volatile 2020

Although the ASX has started the year strongly, 2020 still has the potential for negative surprises. Here's where I’d invest $10,000 to insure my... More »