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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 slides: 11 shares you should have been watching

Shares of Adairs Ltd (ASX:ADH) plummeted today. More »

ASX 200 to fall again: 10 shares you need to watch today

Fears of a Trump presidency drove the ASX lower on Wednesday, and could again on Thursday. More »

Why Webjet Limited’s share price is crashing today

Webjet Limited (ASX: WEB) has seen its share price sink more than 10% today, falling 11.25% to $9.66. Travel agents Helloworld Ltd (ASX: HLO)... More »

S&P/ASX 200 to sink again: 11 shares you need to watch today

SPI Futures pointing to another down day on the ASX More »

ASX 200 recovers: 6 shares you should have been watching

S&P/ASX 200 recovers from early fall to end up 0.6% More »

The top 10 gainers on the ASX in the past month

The markets might be down, but these 10 companies have seen gains of more than 40% More »

ASX 200 slides: 13 shares you should have been watching

Woolworths Limited (ASX:WOW) finally reported comparable sales growth at its supermarkets today. More »

Have ASX investors given up?

The S&P/ASX 200 is down 4.7% in the past 3 months More »

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

A number of blue-chip shares will be in focus today, including Woolworths Limited (ASX:WOW). More »

The ASX 200 is being crushed: 13 shares you should have been watching

APN News and Media Limited (ASX:APN) had its turn in the spotlight today. More »