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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

ASX 200 lunch update: CBA, Oil Search, & Scentre higher

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX:CBA) and Transurban Group (ASX:TCL) shares are making waves on the ASX 200 on Wednesday... More »

Should you invest your emergency fund in a bear market?

With S&P/ASX 200 shares slumping lower, now could be a great time to buy. But should you invest your emergency fund for extra gains? More »

3 undervalued ASX 200 shares to buy today

A number of ASX 200 shares were hammered lower in March, but here are 3 undervalued shares to buy if you're looking to invest... More »

A2 Milk shares rose 7% in March. Should you buy?

While the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) slumped in March, a2 Milk Company Ltd (ASX: A2M) shares climbed higher - but should you buy? More »

Invest like a Fool on the ASX today

Today may be April Fool's, but at Motley Fool we believe in a different kind of fool. A Foolish investor who is probably thinking... More »

Invest $1,000 in these surging ASX 200 shares

While most S&P/ASX 200 shares fell lower in Month, there are a few companies that could be worth investing in if you have $1,000... More »

These were the best-performing ASX 200 shares in March

Metcash Limited (ASX:MTS) and Blackmores Limited (ASX:BKL) were among the best performers on the ASX 200 in March... More »

These were the worst-performing ASX 200 shares in March

Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd (ASX:FLT) and Webjet Limited (ASX:WEB) were among the worst performers on the ASX 200 in March... More »

5 things to watch on the ASX 200 on Wednesday

BHP Group Ltd (ASX:BHP), Premier Investments Limited (ASX:PMV), and Santos Ltd (ASX:STO) will be on watch on the ASX 200 on Wednesday... More »

That was the worst quarter for the ASX since 1987

The ASX just suffered its worst quarter since 1987. What does this mean for the share market for the rest of 2020? More »