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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

Here’s why the Ansell Limited share price is bouncing today

Ansell Limited (ASX:ANN) delivered its highly anticipated results to the market today showing a 21% fall in net profit. More »

JB Hi-Fi Limited results: Profit up 7.5%

JB Hi-Fi Limited (ASX:JBH) lifted half-year profit 7.5% and comparable sales 5.2%. More »

S&P/ASX 200 to open lower: 7 shares to watch

The S&P/ASX 200 (Index:^AXJO)(ASX:XJO) is expected to trade sharply lower. Shares of Ansell Limited (ASX:ANN) and JB Hi-Fi Limited (ASX:JBH) will be in focus.... More »

Market Wrap: ASX rebound falls short as miners’ shares soar

BHP Billiton Limited (ASX:BHP) and Rio Tinto Limited (ASX:RIO) were big winners again today. More »

Market Wrap: ASX booms as miners skyrocket

Shares of BHP Billiton Limited (ASX:BHP), Rio Tinto Limited (ASX:RIO) and South32 Ltd (ASX:S32) all soared today. More »

Why the big four banks’ share prices are being hammered

Banks' share prices are sinking and more falls could be on the way More »

Market Wrap: NAB and BHP share prices plunge as ASX crashes

National Australia Bank Ltd. (ASX:NAB) and BHP Billiton Limited (ASX:BHP) both crashed more than 4% More »

4 shares zooming higher on the ASX today

The S&P/ASX 200 might be down more than 2%, but these 4 shares are rocketing higher More »

3 ASX technology shares crushing the ASX 200 in 2016

Carsales.Com Ltd (ASX:CAR), Bulletproof Group Ltd (ASX:BPF) and Altium Limited (ASX:ALU) have handily outperformed the S&P/ASX 200 (Index:^AXJO)(ASX:XJO) in 2016. More »

S&P/ASX 200 crashes as oil rout resumes

The S&P/ASX 200 (Index:^AXJO) (ASX:XJO) has fallen another 1.4% today, led by National Australia Bank Ltd. (ASX:NAB) and BHP Billiton Limited (ASX:BHP) More »