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The ASX 200 is capitalization-weighted, meaning a company's contribution to the index is relative to its total market value i.e. share price multiplied by the number of tradeable shares. The ASX 200 is also float adjusted, meaning the absolute numerical contribution to the index is relative to the stock's value at the float of the stock.How can I buy shares in Australia?
Different Ways to Buy Shares. The most common way to purchase shares is "On Market" i.e. buying them on an exchange. There are two primary Australian exchanges; The ASX and CHi-X. When you place a trade with your broker they will automatically purchase your shares at the best available price (from either exchange).What is Australian Stock Index?
The S&P/ASX 200 index is a market-capitalization weighted and float-adjusted stock market index of stocks listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. The index is maintained by Standard & Poor's and is considered the benchmark for Australian equity performance.What is the Australian index?
A stock index comprised of common shares from the Australian Stock Exchange. The All-Ordinaries Index is the most quoted benchmark for Australian equities. The ASX is responsible for calculating and distributing the index and its returns.