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About the S&P/ASX200

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. These rebalances take place in March, June, September and December.

The index is largely dominated by the Financials and Materials sectors. The Financials sector alone makes up almost a third 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.

Recent ASX200 News

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Share Market News

Here's how the ASX 200 market sectors stacked up this week

ASX tech shares are on fire, leading the 11 market sectors for a third consecutive week.

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Share Market News

Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

The ASX 200 clocked a few new all-time highs this Friday.

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Dividend Investing

34 ASX 200 shares with ex-dividend dates next week

Do you own any of the 34 stocks set to cut off dividend eligibility next week?

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How ASX shares vs. property performed in February

We reveal the property price growth for each city and regional market and the top 5 risers of the ASX…

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Share Gainers

These were the best performing ASX 200 shares in February

These shares were making their shareholders smile last month.

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Share Market News

5 things to watch on the ASX 200 on Friday

Here's what to expect on the ASX 200 today.

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Share Market News

Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

The ASX 200 had a Thursday to remember today.

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5 things to watch on the ASX 200 on Thursday

Will investors be leaping for joy on 29 February?

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Share Gainers

Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

It was a rough day for ASX 200 investors this Wednesday.

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Broker Notes

3 ASX 200 shares just scored significant broker upgrades. Here's how

The brokers’ bullish assessments for these ASX 200 shares include share price gains of up to 13%.

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Share Market News

5 things to watch on the ASX 200 on Wednesday

It looks set to be a decent session for Aussie investors.

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Share Gainers

Here are the top 10 ASX 200 shares today

The ASX 200 somehow managed to snatch a gain this Tuesday.

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Major ASX 200 Stocks List

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Recent ASX Announcements

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Frequently Asked Questions

As of 5 August 2021, the highest close the ASX has reached is 7503.2, and a highest intra-day peak of 7509.2 (both of which occurred on the 4th August, 2021).

View an up-to-date chart of the ASX 200 Index here.

Normal trading for the ASX takes place from 10am to 4pm, Sydney time.

As of April 30 2021, there are 200 constituents in the index. However, it's worth noting that the number of companies in the index does vary and, despite the name, does not always amount to exactly 200. On average, the index is rebalanced every quarter by Standard & Poors.

As of April 30, 2021, the top 10 constituents in the ASX 200 by index weight are:

  • Commonwealth Bank Australia, CBA, Financials
  • BHP Group Ltd, BHP, Materials
  • CSL Ltd, CSL, Health Care
  • Westpac Banking Corp, WBC, Financials
  • National Australia Bank Ltd, NAB, Financials
  • ANZ Banking Group, ANZ, Financials
  • Wesfarmers Ltd, WES, Consumer Discretionary
  • Macquarie Group Ltd, MQG, Financials
  • Woolworths Group Ltd, WOW, Consumer Staples
  • Rio Tinto Ltd, RIO, Materials

With a market cap of around A$2.4 trillion (as of April 2021), the ASX is one of the world's top 16 listed exchange groups.

There are more than 2,000 companies listed on the ASX, with more being added regularly. The S&P/ASX 200 index tracks the performance of the largest 200 of those index-eligible companies (by float-adjusted market capitalisation) and is used as a reference point to measure the combined performance of their shares.

You can buy and sell in any of the individual companies listed on the ASX. Generally this will be done through a broker.

As of 30 April, 2021, the ASX 200 sector breakdown (based on GICS® sectors) is as follows:

  • Financials: 30%
  • Materials: 20.6%
  • Health Care: 10%
  • Consumer Discretionary: 7.9%
  • Industrials: 6.9%
  • Real Estate: 6.6%
  • Consumer Staples: 5%
  • Information Technology: 4.2%
  • Communication Services: 4.1%
  • Energy: 3.4%
  • Utilities: 1.3%