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 index 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
Ryan Newman | September 30, 2015 1:01pm
The S&P/ASX 200 (Index:^AXJO) (ASX:XJO) surged higher, led by Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX:CBA) More »
Mike King | September 30, 2015 12:06pm
Saving $10,000 during your 20s is better than trying to save $25,000 in your 40s More »
Ryan Newman | September 29, 2015 10:59am
The S&P/ASX 200 (Index:^AXJO) (ASX:XJO) is crashing in a rout led by BHP Billiton Limited (ASX:BHP) and Rio Tinto Limited (ASX:RIO). More »
Mike King | September 29, 2015 9:52am
Focusing on these three factors could be the best way to beat the professionals More »
Ryan Newman | September 28, 2015 5:09pm
The S&P/ASX 200 (Index:^AXJO) (ASX:XJO) enjoyed a strong rally, led by M2 Group Ltd (ASX:MTU). More »
Ryan Newman | September 25, 2015 4:52pm
It's been a topsy-turvy day for the local sharemarket, but the ASX ultimately ended the day in the red. More »
Is it time to buy Woolworths Limited, Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd and National Australia Bank Ltd. shares?
Owen Raszkiewicz | September 25, 2015 4:41pm
They're been hard hit in recent months, but are Woolworths Limited (ASX:WOW), Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd (ASX:LNG) and National Australia Bank Ltd. (ASX:NAB) shares... More »