What is ASX200?

ASX200 is the main Australian stock market index of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), Australia’s main securities exchange. This high performance index tracks the top 200 Australian shares in the ASX. S&P/ASX200 list of companies is checked and rebalanced every quarter of a year, assuring that S&P200 eligibility criteria are met. Having contained some of the most profitable Australian shares and 80% of the Australian equity market, S&P200 has excellent potential for successful CFD trading.


Advantages of trading ASX200

This potentially profitable Australian index is recognized as an institutional investable benchmark in the country, due to its numerous benefits for traders and investors. One factor that is important for choosing the best Australian index to trade is liquidity. High liquidity that comes with ASX200, allows for traders to react to market movements with at the most profitable times of the market. In addition, this will reduce the risk of trading S&P200. Another one of the many benefits of trading indices, and in specific, the S&P/ASX200, is the exposure to the number of high performance Australian stocks that can be traded through CFD’s. In addition, this index will expose a trader’s portfolio to a diversified list of highly profitable Australian companies.


PCM International knows that successful CFD trading consists of being updated on Australian economic news and live ASX200 charts and forecasts. Traders can seek profit from the fluctuations that are provided by the news based on the economic events of Australia. With PCM International, traders are able to benefit from professional trading platforms that enable them to use advanced CFD trading strategies. In addition, trading S&P/ASX200 through PCM International allows you to leverage your exposure to market movements for maximum profit.

A key factor of trading CFD’s successfully is being educated about potentially profitable trading opportunities and knowing it’s in-depth specifications and benefits. The table below is provided for further details about the S&P/ASX200 index.


Contract Specifications for ASX200

Contract Parameters
Class Equity Index (stock market index)
Symbol ASX200
Description A stock market index of Australian stocks listed on the Australian Securities Exchange
Standard Tradable Quantity (also called a LOT) 10 ASX200 contracts
Minimum Tradable Quantity (the fraction of lot available to trade) 1 ASX200 contract
Base Currency (Currency used for margin, P&L and other calculations) United States Dollars
Tick Size (The least incremental change in the price of the index) 0.1
Tick Value 1 AUD
Margin in Percentage 2%


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