UK Ftse 100 Index Live Chart
Ftse 100 Index Technical Analysis
About Ftse 100 Index
The Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100 Index (FTSE 100 Index, FTSE 100, FTSE, or, the “Footsie” Futsi) is the most important index made up of the 100 largest UK registered companies and it is the leading index of the London Stock Exchange. The FTSE was only introduced in January 1984; its prices were calculated retroactively back to the year 1969. Its baseline value was established at 1,000 points in 1984.
The FTSE 100 is the British blue-chip index and consists of the 100 British companies in terms of their highest market capitalization. The FTSE 100 represent around 81% of the entire market capitalization traded on the British share market. Because of this the FTSE 100 and its performance are also considered as an indicator for the British share market as a whole.
With a view to be included inside the FTSE 100, a share should fulfill certain criteria. For example, the shares must show adequate market capitalization, must be listed in pounds sterling or euros on the London Stock Exchange, and must fulfill additional criteria relating to free float and liquidity. The composition of the FTSE 100 and the weighting of the shares included in it are reviewed twice annually and adjusted when necessary.
The FTSE 100 is traded each trading day on the London Stock Exchange between 10:00 am and 6:30 pm CET; the index level is calculated and updated in real time and published every 15 seconds.