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ASX is the acronym for the Australian Securities Exchange and is Australia’s primary securities exchange. The exchange features a comprehensive range of asset classes and has a total market capitalization of $1.5 trillion, making ASX one of the worlds leading financial market exchanges. ASX receives their network and data from leading financial hubs and utilizes state of the art technology which provides fast and reliable data for their sophisticated charts. The ASX charts are compiled and integrated with immense amounts of financial data as ASX has 6.7 million share owners, 180 participants, and 2,200 listed companies and issuers. With all this information and data, investors and traders need sophisticated and user-friendly charts for the accurate analyzation of shares and their prices. ASX succeeds in producing top of the line charts for traders from all around the world to use and analyze.show more
The primary use case for ASX charts is the technical analysis of individual shares or the market as a whole. Charting is the main tool for technical analysis as they convert immense amounts of data into an easy to interpret graph, which we call the chart. There are numerous charts that the ASX uses to represent different financial assets and markets. See some of the most popular and widely used charts below, which are provided by the ASX so that investors and traders can conduct technical analysis.
S&P/ASX 20 (XTL)
This chart contains the smallest number of S&P/ASX indices as it contains only the top 20 stocks by market capitalization and accounts for 46% (March 2018) of the Australian equity market.
S&P/ASX 50 (XFL)
This chart represents the large market capitalization companies of the Australian Stock Market. It contains the top 50 ASX companies in which their market capitalization has been weight adjusted and accounts for 63% of the Australian equity market.
S&P/ASX 100 (XTO)
This chart is a stock market index that represents Australian large and mid-cap securities. It contains the ASX top 100 companies in which their market capitalization has been weight adjusted and accounts for 76% of the Australian equity market.
S&P/ASX 200 (XJO)
This chart represents Australia’s leading share market index and contains the top 200 ASX listed companies in which their market capitalization has been weight adjusted. This charting index is Australia’s primary investment benchmark and accounts for 86% of the Australian equity market.
S&P/ASX 200 Net Total Return Index (XNT)
This chart includes all the cash dividends that are reinvested 2 days before the recorded date, which occurs after the deduction of a 30% withholding tax. This type of chart best represents real world investing because it incorporates tax.
S&P/ASX 200 Total Return Index (XJOA)
This chart is all the cash dividends that are reinvested 2 days before the recorded date, which occurs before the deduction of a 30% withholding tax. This makes the chart better suited as a benchmark for the comparison between companies’ stocks, as tax payable is not included in their calculations.
All Ordinaries (XAO)
This chart contains the 500 largest ASX listed companies by market capitalization. This charting index is quoted as a benchmark for Australian equities and accounts for 93% of the Australian equity market.