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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 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

3 ASX events you missed on Friday

A recap of the top things you missed on Friday as the S&P/ASX 200 (INDEXASX: XJO) finished the week on a high. More »


4 of the biggest news pieces from the ASX200 this week

These were 4 of the biggest news items from the ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) this week. Read how this affected these individual companies. More »


ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Friday: 8 ASX shares you missed

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 »


Why I think Avita Medical shares are a buy in 2020

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 »


ASX 200 lunch update: NAB & Telstra higher, Blackmores lower

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 »


Altium shares are up more than 1000% in 5 years. Should you buy?

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 »


5 things to watch on the ASX 200 on Friday

GUD Holdings Limited (ASX:GUD), Jumbo Interactive Ltd (ASX:JIN), and Newcrest Mining Limited (ASX:NCM) shares will be on watch on the ASX 200 on Friday... More »


ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Thursday: 8 ASX shares you missed

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 »


How to invest in ASX consumer staples shares

Here's how to invest in ASX consumer staples shares like Woolworths Group Ltd (ASX: WOW). More »


Why I think ASX shares can push even higher from here

Here's why I think we could see a stock market rally for the ASX 200 in 2020. More »