Australian Securities Exchange ASX200 index, or the S&P / ASX200 is the benchmark index for the financial markets of Australia region. It includes ASX100 index and the most traded securities of 100 companies and enterprises included in the listing of Standard&Poor's agency. It contains such "blue chips" as Australia and NewZealand Banking Group, CommonWealth Bank of Australia, BHP Billiton, Telstra, National Australia Bank and Rio Tinto.
The index is calculated based on the weighted values of of capitalization of each company included in the ASX200. Thus, the percentage of each company in the composition of the index depends on the total market value of its stock and other securities, in other words, the value of the security is multiplied by their However, the ASX200 index calculation formula contains a divider - the correction factor designed so that the value of ASX200 index is unchanged in the case of issuance by a particular company of additional securities in order to increase its market capitalization. The composition of the S&P / ASX200 index companies is reviewed by Standard&Poor's agency on a quarterly basis.
ASX200 index can be traded in the operation hours of the Australian Securities Exchange, namely from one to nine in the morning Moscow time.
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