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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, 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

Experts think this could be the next market to crash by 20%

This market could soon follow the S&P/ASX 200 Index (Index:^AXJO) (ASX:XJO) in to a bear market due to the coronavirus pandemic. More »

This ETF is a top choice for the ASX bear market

Here's why I think the iShares Global Consumer Staples ETF (ASX: IXI) is a great choice for this ASX 200 bear market. More »

3 reasons sitting on your hands might be a smart move

Here are 3 reasons why ASX investors may be better off sitting on their hands, for now. More »

Should you be scared of a bear market?

The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX:XJO) went into a bear market a couple of weeks ago. Should you be scared of this? More »

Should you buy into the desperate Webjet capital raise?

Webjet Limited (ASX: WEB) annouced a deeply discounted capital raise to keep the company afloat through the coronavirus crisis. Here's what you need to... More »

How Wesfarmers is showing ASX investors how to navigate the coronavirus crisis

Investors battered by the coronavirus can learn a thing or two from Wesfarmers Ltd's (ASX: WES) move to sell its stake in Coles Group... More »

The Westpac share price fell 30% in March. Is this a buying opportunity?

The Westpac Banking Corp (ASX: WBC) share price has fallen 30% in March. Are Westpac shares in the buy zone today? More »

ASX 200 lunch update: CBA, Oil Search, & Scentre higher

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX:CBA) and Transurban Group (ASX:TCL) shares are making waves on the ASX 200 on Wednesday... More »

Should you invest your emergency fund in a bear market?

With S&P/ASX 200 shares slumping lower, now could be a great time to buy. But should you invest your emergency fund for extra gains? More »

3 undervalued ASX 200 shares to buy today

A number of ASX 200 shares were hammered lower in March, but here are 3 undervalued shares to buy if you're looking to invest... More »