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 ASX 200 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
Tristan Harrison | February 15, 2020 11:15am
These were 4 of the biggest news items from the ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) this week. Read how this affected these individual companies. More »
Tristan Harrison | February 14, 2020 6:32pm
The S&P/ASX 200 (Index:^AXJO)(ASX:XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index:^AXAO) (ASX:XAO) ended up on Friday, here are 8 ASX shares you missed. More »
Jordan Liu | February 14, 2020 2:25pm
Avita Medical Limited (ASX: AVH) experienced over 700% share price growth in 2019, resulting in a market cap of $1.66 billion – skyrocketing it... More »
James Mickleboro | February 14, 2020 12:01pm
Blackmores Limited (ASX:BKL), National Australia Bank Ltd (ASX:NAB), and Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX:TLS) shares are on the move on the ASX 200 today... More »
Kenneth Hall | February 14, 2020 9:32am
Altium Limited (ASX: ALU) shares are up 1,000% in the last 5 years – but is there time to buy before the group's results... More »
Tristan Harrison | February 13, 2020 6:05pm
The S&P/ASX 200 (Index:^AXJO)(ASX:XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index:^AXAO) (ASX:XAO) ended up on Thursday, here are 8 ASX shares you missed. More »
Sebastian Bowen | February 13, 2020 5:05pm
Here's why I think we could see a stock market rally for the ASX 200 in 2020. More »