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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 rebound: 13 shares you need to watch today

Ardent Leisure Group (ASX:AAD) will hold its Annual General Meeting today. More »


ASX 200 plunges: 15 shares you should have been watching today

Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX:WES) shares were slammed 5.7% today. More »


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

Ardent Leisure Group (ASX:AAD) will be in the spotlight after Tuesday's tragedy at Dreamworld. More »


ASX 200 bursts higher: 15 shares you should have been watching

It was Bega Cheese Ltd's (ASX:BGA) turn in the spotlight on Tuesday. More »


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

Healthscope Ltd (ASX:HSO) shares have lost almost a quarter of their value since Friday. More »


3 unforgettable investment lessons from 2016

We are all better investors for remembering the lessons from Webjet Limited (ASX:WEB) and Brexit. More »


ASX 200 falls, Coca-Cola loses its fizz: 11 shares you should have been watching

Healthscope Ltd (ASX:HSO) shares plunged again on Monday. More »


12 high quality blue chip stocks at the top of my watchlist

These 12 companies could surprise the market over the long-term More »


ASX 200 to open flat: 9 shares you need to watch today

Healthscope Ltd (ASX:HSO) and SKYCITY Entertainment Group Limited-Ord (ASX:SKC) will be in focus today. More »


ASX 200 falls on Healthscope update: 10 shares you should have been watching

Healthscope Ltd (ASX:HSO) and SKYCITY Entertainment Group Limited-Ord (ASX:SKC) were a huge drag on the overall market today. More »