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
Phil Harpur | February 17, 2020 3:05pm
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 »
Sebastian Bowen | February 17, 2020 2:41pm
Here's why I think Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS) shares and 2 other ASX shares are a buy today. More »
Daryl Mather | February 17, 2020 12:23pm
Goldman Sachs has recommended growth company IDP Education as a Buy with a target price of $25.40. More »
James Mickleboro | February 17, 2020 12:03pm
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 »
Kenneth Hall | February 17, 2020 9:36am
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 »
Phil Harpur | February 16, 2020 1:21pm
Here's why I think ASX shares are a better investment than property. More »