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
Brendon Lau | April 7, 2020 4:35pm
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 »
Sebastian Bowen | April 7, 2020 4:21pm
Should you choose ASX growth shares or ASX dividend shares to buy in this ASX market crash? More »
Tristan Harrison | April 7, 2020 3:53pm
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 »
Brendon Lau | April 7, 2020 3:16pm
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 »
Tristan Harrison | April 7, 2020 3:07pm
Here are 3 S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX:XJO) shares which could protect your portfolio against a coronavirus recession. More »
James Mickleboro | April 7, 2020 3:02pm
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 »
Sebastian Bowen | April 7, 2020 2:02pm
The CSL Limited (ASX: CSL) share price is nearly at full recovery after the ASX market crash. Too late to buy? More »