The Australian stock market consists of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), the Sydney Stock Exchange (SSX) and the National Stock Exchange (NSX). The largest Australian stock exchange by far is the ASX, with 2,200 listings and a market capitalization of around 1.6 AUD trillion. Among these listings are well-known and actively traded companies such as the Commonwealth Bank, Woolworths, Qantas Airways, the Westpac Banking Corporation, Rio Tinto and the Westfield Corporation.
The main stock index for Australian stocks is the S&P/ASX 200, which covers approximately 80% of Australian equity market capitalization. It is managed by S&P Dow Jones Indices and widely recognized as the institutional investable benchmark in Australia. There are several related indices such as the S&P/ASX 100 and the S&P/ASX 50, tracking the performance of the 100 and 50 most liquid stocks respectively. TradingView has tools like a stock screener and quotes dashboard to find the best stocks to trade.