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What is the FTSE 100?

You've probably heard it called the FTSE 100, the FTSE or more informally the Footsie, but do you know what it is and how it came about?

Put into its simplest term, the FTSE 100 is a share index of the 100 most highly capitalised UK companies listed on the London Stock exchange.

The name itself, FTSE, is a combination of the two founding organisations which still maintain the index today as an independent company - the Financial Times and the London Stock Exchange.

The 100 blue chips selected are reviewed quarterly and make up over three-quarters of the total market capitalisation on the London Stock Exchange.

Glance down the list of 100 companies making up the index and you'll see familiar names like RBS, Barclays and Lloyds Banking as well as high-street brands such as Marks & Spencer, Thomas Cook and J Sainsbury.

And because the FTSE 100 is made up of the biggest market performers, it's the most widely used and referred to index in the news when discussing the success, or non-success, of particular businesses and the economy.

Trading on these companies takes place between 08:00 and 16.29 on the London Stock Exchange and is calculated and updated in real-time.

All stocks on the FTSE index group are free-float weighted so that companies are weighted by the total value of shares that are actually available to portfolio investors rather than the total market cap.

The FTSE 100 index was created in 1984 and has a net capitalisation of £1,622.47 billion (as of close of day 16/04/10 calculated by shareprices.com).

TIDMCompanyPriceChangeChange %Day's Volume
III3i Group389.90p0.50 % rise0.13 %411,213
ADNAberdeen Asset Management444.90p14.50 % fall3.16 %5,255,543
ADMAdmiral Group1,479.00p2.00 % fall0.14 %91,009
AGKAggreko1,765.00p28.00 % rise1.61 %213,059
AALAnglo American1,633.00p6.50 % fall0.40 %1,923,774
ANTOAntofagasta844.00p3.00 % fall0.35 %448,264
ARMARM Holdings852.00p10.00 % fall1.16 %768,396
AHTAshtead Group932.50p14.50 % fall1.53 %527,984
ABFAssociated British Foods2,865.00p3.00 % fall0.10 %95,738
AZNAstraZeneca4,400.00p8.00 % rise0.18 %298,180
AVAviva507.00p0.50 % fall0.10 %1,085,049
BABBabcock International Group1,118.00p1.00 % rise0.09 %353,524
BABAE Systems428.50p1.10 % rise0.26 %1,273,825
BARCBarclays218.30p0.25 % rise0.11 %20,521,306
BDEVBarratt Developments362.90p1.40 % fall0.38 %1,150,613
BGBG Group1,198.50p0.50 % fall0.04 %1,008,380
BLTBHP Billiton2,071.50p10.00 % fall0.48 %1,748,829
BPBP496.50p2.60 % fall0.52 %3,138,159
BATSBritish American Tobacco3,560.00p20.50 % rise0.58 %402,113
BLNDBritish Land Co719.50p2.50 % rise0.35 %419,207
BSYBritish Sky Broadcasting Group894.00p19.50 % rise2.23 %5,522,296
BT.ABT Group383.50p0.50 % rise0.13 %2,601,859
BNZLBunzl1,616.00p6.00 % fall0.37 %62,189
BRBYBurberry Group1,422.00p2.00 % rise0.14 %233,969
CPICapita1,216.00p5.00 % rise0.41 %342,391
CCLCarnival2,112.00p37.00 % fall1.72 %290,780
CNACentrica314.10p1.80 % rise0.58 %2,188,328
CCHCoca-Cola HBC AG (CDI)1,385.00p4.00 % rise0.29 %68,538
CPGCompass Group1,010.00p5.00 % fall0.49 %393,850
CRHCRH1,434.00p7.00 % fall0.49 %420,324
DGEDiageo1,811.50p14.00 % rise0.78 %1,262,602
EZJeasyJet1,344.00p12.00 % rise0.90 %519,196
EXPNExperian1,034.00p3.00 % rise0.29 %502,279
FRESFresnillo936.00p15.50 % rise1.68 %304,450
FLGFriends Life Group Limited 332.50p1.50 % fall0.45 %772,149
GFSG4S257.90p0.60 % rise0.23 %709,041
GKNGKN343.70p0.50 % fall0.15 %1,328,270
GSKGlaxoSmithKline1,434.50p11.50 % rise0.81 %3,495,683
GLENGlencore 369.70p7.80 % fall2.07 %12,890,648
HMSOHammerson595.50p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %356,884
HLHargreaves Lansdown1,051.00p17.00 % fall1.59 %214,736
HSBAHSBC Holdings629.20p7.50 % rise1.21 %8,995,408
IMIIMI1,422.00p10.00 % fall0.70 %192,200
IMTImperial Tobacco Group2,623.00p18.00 % rise0.69 %352,425
IHGInterContinental Hotels Group2,455.00p5.00 % fall0.20 %137,850
IAGInternational Consolidated Airli..338.60p0.20 % fall0.06 %2,037,488
ITRKIntertek Group2,604.00p6.00 % fall0.23 %77,582
INTUIntu Properties318.40p0.10 % rise0.03 %208,465
ITVITV206.00p0.40 % rise0.19 %3,329,329
JMATJohnson Matthey3,046.00p4.00 % rise0.13 %85,734
KGFKingfisher298.20p6.40 % fall2.10 %5,681,999
LANDLand Securities Group1,046.00p5.00 % fall0.48 %356,077
LGENLegal & General Group234.90p1.00 % fall0.42 %3,457,340
LLOYLloyds Banking Group74.89p0.08 % rise0.11 %36,525,160
LSELondon Stock Exchange Group1,917.00p21.00 % fall1.08 %97,355
MKSMarks & Spencer Group438.60p0.20 % fall0.05 %804,174
MGGTMeggitt523.00p3.00 % fall0.57 %248,657
MNDIMondi1,054.00p3.00 % fall0.28 %177,630
MRWMorrison (Wm) Supermarkets172.00p1.00 % rise0.58 %1,496,424
NGNational Grid872.00p1.00 % rise0.11 %1,485,908
NXTNext6,530.00p50.00 % fall0.76 %93,868
OMLOld Mutual200.70p0.60 % fall0.30 %1,777,955
PSONPearson1,148.00p16.00 % rise1.41 %1,013,843
PSNPersimmon1,271.00p9.00 % fall0.70 %306,498
PFCPetrofac Ltd.1,125.00p2.00 % fall0.18 %381,577
PRUPrudential1,397.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %612,637
RRSRandgold Resources Ltd.5,165.00p50.00 % rise0.98 %101,888
RBReckitt Benckiser Group5,175.00p105.00 % rise2.07 %538,048
RELReed Elsevier968.50p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %1,408,261
REXRexam513.50p0.50 % rise0.10 %350,838
RIORio Tinto3,414.00p5.00 % fall0.15 %1,627,280
RRRolls-Royce Holdings1,055.00p2.00 % rise0.19 %831,866
RBSRoyal Bank of Scotland Group353.70p10.50 % fall2.88 %12,073,434
RDSARoyal Dutch Shell 'A'2,400.50p18.00 % fall0.74 %804,822
RDSBRoyal Dutch Shell 'B'2,510.00p25.50 % fall1.01 %866,068
RMGRoyal Mail435.40p5.70 % fall1.29 %916,076
RSARSA Insurance Group459.20p0.80 % rise0.17 %300,974
SABSABMiller3,338.50p1.00 % rise0.03 %378,724
SGESage Group369.60p0.40 % fall0.11 %1,168,000
SBRYSainsbury (J)320.40p0.20 % rise0.06 %1,759,957
SDRSchroders2,495.00p10.00 % fall0.40 %47,381
SVTSevern Trent1,919.00p2.00 % fall0.10 %113,909
SHPShire Plc4,942.00p20.00 % fall0.40 %547,600
SNSmith & Nephew1,044.00p13.00 % fall1.23 %286,504
SMINSmiths Group1,262.00p3.00 % rise0.24 %97,826
SPDSports Direct International687.00p7.00 % fall1.01 %214,210
SSESSE1,476.00p11.00 % rise0.75 %458,564
STJSt James's Place789.00p0.50 % fall0.06 %401,136
STANStandard Chartered1,230.50p12.00 % rise0.98 %3,281,509
SLStandard Life382.50p0.30 % fall0.08 %734,749
TSCOTesco269.75p0.60 % fall0.22 %6,611,935
TPKTravis Perkins1,625.00p1.00 % fall0.06 %488,424
TTTUI Travel364.80p0.40 % fall0.11 %860,749
TLWTullow Oil765.50p1.50 % rise0.20 %617,600
ULVRUnilever2,619.00p1.00 % fall0.04 %901,624
UUUnited Utilities Group893.50p0.50 % fall0.06 %651,101
VODVodafone Group201.55p0.50 % fall0.25 %13,941,124
WEIRWeir Group2,710.00p7.00 % rise0.26 %122,422
WTBWhitbread4,315.00p10.00 % rise0.23 %71,237
WOSWolseley3,135.00p11.00 % fall0.35 %99,715
WPPWPP1,220.00p6.00 % fall0.49 %976,380

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