Protean Energy Limited (POW) Move Up 5.714% on Mar 12

Date: Mar 13, 2018
Shares of Protean Energy Limited (ASX:POW) last traded at 0.037, representing a move of 5.714%, or 0.002 per share, on volume of 4.49M shares. After opening the trading day at 0.035, shares of Protean Energy Limited traded in a close range. Protean Energy Limited currently has a total float of 299.19 million shares and on average sees 3.91M shares exchange hands each day. The stock now has a 52-week low of 0.017 and high of 0.081.

Why More Investors Are Looking Into S&P/ASX 200 Stocks

Australia takes pride with good corporate governance, which is why it is one of Asia’s fastest growing economies today. A nation’s good corporate governance improves its growth potentials as it lures domestic and foreign investors alike to bank on its equity market. CG Watch, which publishes ranks top Asian markets in terms of corporate governance biannually, has included Australia in its recent list.

The Australian Equity Market

Protean Energy Limited is traded on the The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) one of the biggest stock exchanges in Asia. And Protean Energy Limited also included in its list. As of May 2014, over 2,000 companies are listed on the ASX, boasting with a total market capitalization of almost A$2 trillion.

One of the benchmark indices in Australia is the S&P/ASX 200, which tracks as much as 200 most actively traded stocks on the ASX.

The S&P/ASX 200

The S&P/ASX 200 carries on from All Ordinaries, which was formed in January 1980 to serve as the main Australian benchmark index, when it was established in April 2000. It had started at 3,133.30 points.

Continuing from the history of All Ordinaries, the S&P/ASX 200 had hit its all-time low of 1,358.50 points in November 1992. Eventually, it was able to recover, hitting its all-time high of 6,828.70 points during the same month in 2007. In February of that year, the S&P/ASX 200 had first reached the 6,000 mark. Investors had flocked the ASX that time, seeking for safe-haven assets in preparation for the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 amid early signs pointing out to its onslaught. Australia have always boasted with a compelling borrowing environment, which is why investors have always relied to its economy for valuable investment growth.

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