Understanding the Rise of the FTSE 100

Monday, March 02, 2015

The FTSE 100 hit a record high last week, breaking past not just the 1999 closing high but also the intraday high that was set on the same day. The new peak is a massive milestone for the index, and means that the FTSE 100 has finally joined the Dow Jones Industrial Average, German DAX and S&P 500 in reaching new peaks.

Until recently, the FTSE 100 had been significantly underperforming other indices, even putting in a poorer performance than the FTSE 250. This weakness was caused in part by the fact that the index is so heavily exposed to foreign economies, and also because it is so exposed to resource companies. Falling metal and oil prices have weighed heavily on the index.

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Share Prices

CompanyPriceChange
Afren9.90p1.30 % rise15.11 %
Allied Minds650.00p55.00 % rise9.24 %
Oxford Instruments798.00p41.50 % rise5.49 %
Bank of Georgia Ho..1,797.00p72.00 % rise4.17 %
Keller Group1,053.00p40.00 % rise3.95 %
CompanyPriceChange
Tullow Oil357.30p30.00 % fall7.75 %
Amlin496.60p32.90 % fall6.21 %
Premier Oil158.10p10.40 % fall6.17 %
Bwin.party Digital..80.20p5.10 % fall5.98 %
Ultra Electronics ..1,707.00p93.00 % fall5.17 %

IndexValueChange
FTSE 1006,940.646.02 % fall0.09 %
FTSE 25017,249.9223.90 % fall0.14 %
FTSE 3503,809.153.62 % fall0.09 %
FTSE Small Cap4,530.8918.47 % fall0.41 %
FTSE All Share3,740.323.94 % fall0.11 %
FTSE 100 Index
FTSE 100 - Today

Most Popular Shares (by volume)

Most Popular Shares
TIDMCompanyPriceChangeChange %Day's Volume
LLOYLloyds Banking Group79.99p0.99 % rise1.25 %203,143,672
AFRAfren9.90p1.30 % rise15.11 %99,093,563
VODVodafone Group224.70p0.30 % rise0.13 %58,471,028
BARCBarclays262.75p5.85 % rise2.28 %44,514,567
BKIRBank of Ireland (Governor & Company of the)€ 0.350.01 % rise2.21 %41,152,233
GLENGlencore300.55p0.30 % rise0.10 %39,872,569
FRRFrontera Resources Corporation (DI)0.82p0.05 % rise6.45 %33,187,985
HSBAHSBC Holdings582.90p5.60 % rise0.97 %25,524,822
BAOBaobab Resources5.50p0.12 % rise2.33 %24,654,477
COMSComs1.35p0.20 % rise17.39 %22,306,535
CNACentrica246.50p2.20 % rise0.90 %22,197,251
CTPCastleton Technology2.50p0.22 % rise9.89 %19,919,779
VASTVast Resources0.66p0.02 % rise3.12 %18,649,340
SLESan Leon Energy1.69p0.01 % rise0.60 %18,646,943
TSCOTesco246.70p1.30 % rise0.53 %18,094,113
BT.ABT Group456.10p0.40 % rise0.09 %17,383,430
TWTaylor Wimpey144.90p0.40 % rise0.28 %17,316,715
RBSRoyal Bank of Scotland Group378.30p11.10 % rise3.02 %16,457,893
OGZDOAO Gazprom Level 1 ADS$ 5.020.03 % rise0.66 %12,639,121
MRWMorrison (Wm) Supermarkets198.80p3.10 % rise1.58 %11,141,569

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