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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, 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.

Made up of 10 sectors, the index 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 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.

Latest ASX 200 News

ASX 200 to lift: 10 shares you need to watch today

Will Vocus Communications Limited (ASX:VOC) continue its plunge? More »


ASX 200 slips on Vocus pain: 12 shares you should have been watching

Vocus Communications Limited (ASX:VOC) suffered another heavy decline today. More »


ASX 200 to lift: 13 shares you need to watch today

Vocus Communications Limited (ASX:VOC) will remain in the spotlight today. More »


ASX 200 slips, Vocus crumbles: 12 shares you should have been watching

Shares of Vocus Communications Limited (ASX:VOC) lost almost a quarter of their value! More »


ASX 200 to slide: 12 shares you need to watch today

Vocus Communications Limited (ASX:VOC) provided investors with a trading update. More »


ASX 200 slammed: 13 shares you should have been watching

Vita Group Limited (ASX:VTG) shares crashed nearly 17%. More »


4 stocks hammered on the ASX today

The S&P/ASX 200 is down 0.6%, but these four stocks have fallen heavily More »


ASX 200 to defy plunging oil price: 13 shares you need to watch today

Metcash Limited (ASX:MTS) reported a 4.2% drop in earnings before interest and taxes. More »


Why these 5 ASX shares are soaring today

Tatts Group Limited (ASX:TTS) is leading the ASX higher today. More »


ASX 200 to rise: 11 shares you need to watch today

Boral Limited (ASX:BLD) shares collapsed on Thursday. Will they find support today? More »