All Ordinaries

The S & P / ASX All Ordinaries ( colloquially "All Ords "; All Ordinaries index also, AOI) was established in 1980 and is the oldest stock market index in Australia. It contains almost all shares listed on the Australian Securities Exchange ( ASX) in Sydney.


The All Ordinaries is a price index, in which almost all corporations, the Australian Securities Exchange ( ASX) listed based in Sydney. The market capitalization of companies in the All Ordinaries amounts to 99 percent of the Australian stock market. The Index will be determined solely on the basis of share prices and adjusted only to income from subscription rights and special. The weighting is based on the market capitalization of the companies listed. Corporate actions such as stock splits have no ( distorting ) influence on the index. The calculation is updated every second during ASX trading from 10:00 bis 16:00 clock clock local time (00:00 bis 06:00 clock clock CET).


Historical Overview

The All Ordinaries was founded on 1 January 1980 with a base value of 500 points and up to 1938 (daily rates) and 1875 ( monthly rates) calculated back. Milestones in the development of the All Ordinaries was October 2, 1985, when the index with 1009.20 points for the first time closed above the 1,000 -point mark and July 30, 1987, when he trade with 2022.40 points for the first time ended above the mark of 2,000 points.

2000, Standard & Poor's agreed to manage the All Ordinaries. On 3 April 2000, the index was restructured and renamed the S & P / ASX All Ordinaries. He has since the 500 largest companies by market capitalization. Before 229-330 companies were listed in the index. The restructuring coincided with the introduction of the new benchmark indices such as the S & P / ASX 50 and the S & P / ASX 200. The importance of the All Ordinaries was reduced by the introduction of the new indexes.

In the following years the index marked another record levels. On 6 June 1999, the All Ordinaries closed at 3032.90 points for the first time over the 3,000 -point mark. The mark of 4,000 points fell for the first time on 21 December 2004, when the index closed at 4018.30 points. The limit of 5,000 points overcame the All Ordinaries for the first time on 24 March 2006 with a closing level of 5001.60 points. The 6,000 -point mark, the index reached on 23 February 2007, when he finished trading with 6009.30 points.

On 1 November 2007, the All Ordinaries reached an all-time high of 6873.20 points. In the course of the international financial crisis in the U.S. real estate crisis originated in the summer of 2007, the index fell to a low of 3111.70 points to March 6, 2009. This is equivalent since 1 November 2007, a decrease of 54.7 percent. The March 6, 2009 marked the end of the descent. From the spring of 2009, the All Ordinaries was back on the way up. Until 11 April 2011, he rose by 62.8 percent to a closing level of 5064.90 points.

The slowdown in the global economy and the intensification of the euro crisis led to a fall in the Australian benchmark index. On 26 September 2011, the All Ordinaries ended trading at 3927.60 points. The loss since its peak on 11 April 2011 is 22.4 percent. The announcement of new bond purchase programs of the European Central Bank and the U.S. Federal Reserve in principle unlimited extent led to a recovery of prices in the stock market. The monetary stimulus played a greater role in price formation, as the global economic slowdown and the position of the company. On January 3, 2013, the index closed at 4761.40 points, up by 21.2 per cent as at 26 September 2011.


The overview shows the all-time highs of the All Ordinaries.


The table shows the milestones of the All Ordinaries since 1980.

The best days

The table shows the best days of back-calculated to 1938 All Ordinaries.

The worst day

The table shows the worst days of back-calculated to 1938 All Ordinaries.

Annual development

The table shows the development of the back-calculated to 1963 All Ordinaries.