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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

Telstra’s dividend may not be as safe from COVID-19 as you’d think

Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS) dividend is regarded as one of the safest on the ASX 200, but UBS is casting doubt on this... More »

3 very cheap shares that could make huge returns in 12 months

Here are 3 very cheap shares like Webjet Limited (ASX:WEB) that could make huge returns for shareholders over the next 12 months. More »

What does Australia’s soaring $500 billion debt mean for the ASX?

Australia's debt is set to soar as a result of the ongoing coronavirus crisis. What does this mean for the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX:... More »

3 ASX tech shares to buy in April

If ASX tech shares are to lead a share market recovery, I think these three provide great options for investors to buy during April. More »

Why the A2 Milk share price is defying gravity in 2020

The A2 Milk Company Ltd (ASX: A2M) share price has defined the raging bears and is within 5% of its all-time highs. So, are... More »

ASX 200 lunch update: Webjet & Westpac sink, IDP rockets

IDP Education Ltd (ASX:IEL), Webjet Limited (ASX:WEB), & Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC) shares are making waves on the ASX 200 today... More »

2 ASX healthcare shares that were smashed in March

March was brutal for ASX investors, with Ramsay Health Care Limited (ASX: RHC) and this ASX healthcare share providing no relief. More »

ASX investors have more to fear from Chinese share market than Wall Street

The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX:XJO) is set to fall deeper into a bear market on a weak US trading session. But it's what's happening... More »

3 unlikely ASX 200 shares to buy in this bear market

Find out why these 3 S&P/ASX 200 shares are flying under the radar and right into the buy zone, despite the current bear market. More »

Are Wesfarmers shares a safe buy in 2020’s bear market?

Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX: WES) shares are down 13% in 2020, but here's a few reasons why I think they could be a safe buy... More »