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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

S&P/ASX 200 to open flat: 6 shares to watch

The S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) is expected to trade slightly higher today following positive leads from international markets overnight. Shares in focus... More »


4 ASX shares soaring today

The S&P/ASx 200 closes up 0.4%, but these 4 shares jumped much higher More »


Why the Telstra share price is rising today

The Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX:TLS) share price is up 2.1% in early trading More »


Market Wrap: S&P/ASX 200 ends week on top

The S&P/ASX 200 (Index:^AXJO) (ASX:XJO) recovered nicely this afternoon, led by National Australia Bank Ltd. (ASX:NAB) shares More »


Can these 2 shares keep climbing higher?

Asaleo Care Ltd (ASX:AHY) and McMillan Shakespeare Limited (ASX:MMS) are both posting strong gains this week. Can it continue? More »


S&P/ASX 200 to open flat: 9 shares to watch

The S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) is expected to trade lower following negative leads from international markets overnight. Shares in focus will include... More »


Market Wrap: Bumpy day for ASX after resources fall

It was a bumpy day for the S&P/ASX 200 (Index:^AXJO) (ASX:XJO) with the miners producing mixed results. More »


S&P/ASX 200 to open higher: 9 shares to watch

The S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) is expected to trade higher today following positive leads from international markets overnight. Shares in focus will... More »


Market Wrap: S&P/ASX 200 climbs as commodities fall

The S&P/ASX 200 (Index:^AXJO) (ASX:XJO) pulled out its seventh gain in eight sessions today. More »


S&P/ASX 200 to open lower: 10 shares to watch

The S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) is expected to trade lower today following negative leads from international markets overnight. Shares in focus will... More »