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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

Why Polynovo and these 3 ASX shares are surging higher today

Here are 4 ASX shares that have performed well in today's trade, and a closer look at what's driving their share price gains. More »

This is where I would spend $10,000 on ASX shares right now

Here's why I think Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS) shares and 2 other ASX shares are a buy today. More »

Top 5 ASX share price fallers last week

With results season well and truly underway, last week saw mixed results for ASX shares. We take a look at week 2's top 5... More »

Here’s why Goldman Sachs upgraded IDP Education shares to ‘buy’  

Goldman Sachs has recommended growth company IDP Education as a Buy with a target price of $25.40. More »

ASX 200 lunch update: Brambles & QBE higher, Jumbo lower

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Ltd (ASX:BEN), Brambles Limited (ASX:BXB) and QBE Insurance Group Ltd (ASX:QBE) are in the news on the ASX 200 today... More »

This ASX 200 gold share just posted record net profit

Shares in ASX 200 gold miner Regis Resources Ltd (ASX: RRL) are on watch today after a record net profit from the mining group. More »

3 ASX shares I’m watching this week

Check out the 3 ASX 200 shares that I'll be watching this week as some of Australia's largest companies report their earnings. More »

5 things to watch on the ASX 200 on Monday

Altium Limited (ASX:ALU), Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Ltd (ASX:BEN), and QBE Insurance Group Ltd (ASX:QBE) shares will be on watch on the ASX 200... More »

Why ASX shares are a better investment than property

Here's why I think ASX shares are a better investment than property. More »

3 ASX dividend shares to buy in 2020

Check out my top 3 ASX dividend shares to buy in 2020 as coronavirus concerns and the February earnings season weigh on current prices. More »