The ASX 200 increased 494 points or 7.50% since the beginning of 2021, according to trading on a contract for difference (CFD) that tracks this benchmark index from Australia. Historically, the Australia S&P/ASX 200 Stock Market Index reached an all time high of 7199.79 in February of 2020. The S&P/ASX 200 is the most important stock market index which tracks the performance of 200 large companies based in Australia. It is a market-capitalization weighted and float-adjusted index. The index has a base value of AUD3133.3, equal to the value of the All Ordinary Shares as of March 31, 2000.