What is the AUS200?
CFDs, or Contracts for Difference, are derivatives that allow traders to easily gain long or short exposure to the price movements in various asset classes including forex, stocks, commodities, and in this case stock indexes.
The AUS200, follows the ASX200, a stock market index that tracks the performance of 200 of the most valuable and liquid stocks in Australia. It is considered the benchmark index for the Australian stock market. The index was launched in March 2000 and is maintained by Standard and Poor’s.
Well known constituents of the AUS200 index include ANZ Banking Group, BHP Billiton, Blackmores, Commonwealth Bank, Macquarie Group, Newcrest Mining, Telstra Corporation and Westpac Banking Corp.
CFDs on the AUS200 index are a great way to gain long or short exposure to the Australian stock market over any time frame. The volatility of this index can make it a great tool for traders, while dips offer opportunities to long term investors. It can also a good way to profit from rising and falling demand for commodities.
AUS200 Historical data
The AUS200 index fell over 55 percent during the Global Financial Crisis in 2008 and 2009. Since then, it has been rising steadily but has yet to reach its all-time high of 6,852.
Australia is one of the world’s leading producers of resources like oil and iron ore. As such the index is closely linked to the global economy and China in particular.
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