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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 Group522.50p2.50 % rise0.48 %1,477,203
ADNAberdeen Asset Management401.00p3.00 % fall0.74 %2,680,733
ADMAdmiral Group1,399.00p7.00 % fall0.50 %281,687
AALAnglo American902.40p16.00 % fall1.72 %4,891,760
ANTOAntofagasta682.00p2.50 % fall0.37 %1,402,038
ARMARM Holdings1,036.00p1.00 % fall0.10 %1,873,653
AHTAshtead Group1,074.00p15.00 % rise1.42 %2,711,139
ABFAssociated British Foods2,892.00p15.00 % fall0.52 %457,331
AZNAstraZeneca4,167.00p23.00 % fall0.55 %1,926,101
AVAviva497.90p1.60 % rise0.32 %5,014,792
BABBabcock International Group1,078.00p1.00 % rise0.09 %511,926
BABAE Systems452.30p1.00 % fall0.22 %5,344,884
BARCBarclays262.95p3.50 % fall1.30 %20,630,344
BDEVBarratt Developments639.50p4.50 % rise0.71 %3,162,204
BGBG Group1,070.00p5.00 % fall0.47 %3,892,174
BLTBHP Billiton1,248.50p24.00 % fall1.89 %5,533,731
BPBP434.40p3.00 % fall0.69 %34,957,225
BATSBritish American Tobacco3,481.50p14.00 % fall0.39 %1,122,048
BLNDBritish Land Company807.00p6.00 % rise0.75 %2,749,637
BT.ABT Group453.80p2.50 % fall0.54 %8,041,690
BNZLBunzl1,743.00p5.00 % fall0.29 %392,002
BRBYBurberry Group1,554.00p5.00 % fall0.32 %964,402
CPICapita1,268.00p6.00 % rise0.48 %1,361,676
CCLCarnival3,310.00p6.00 % fall0.18 %316,292
CNACentrica265.80p1.30 % fall0.49 %8,176,286
CCHCoca-Cola HBC AG (CDI)1,343.00p17.00 % fall1.25 %183,268
CPGCompass Group1,056.00p11.00 % fall1.03 %1,902,484
CRHCRH1,811.00p7.00 % fall0.38 %925,317
DGEDiageo1,887.00p1.00 % rise0.05 %3,160,813
DLGDirect Line Insurance Group339.30p0.90 % fall0.26 %2,943,160
DCDixons Carphone461.70p2.80 % fall0.60 %1,937,094
EZJeasyJet1,580.00p9.00 % fall0.57 %908,715
EXPNExperian1,171.00p7.00 % fall0.59 %1,390,994
FRESFresnillo683.00p5.00 % fall0.73 %563,502
GFSG4S267.50p0.50 % fall0.19 %1,804,653
GKNGKN332.80p3.40 % fall1.01 %2,355,040
GSKGlaxoSmithKline1,347.50p7.50 % fall0.55 %3,385,155
GLENGlencore252.65p3.10 % fall1.21 %20,245,568
HMSOHammerson630.50p4.00 % rise0.64 %1,774,820
HLHargreaves Lansdown1,135.00p5.00 % fall0.44 %539,868
HIKHikma Pharmaceuticals1,955.00p7.00 % fall0.36 %107,592
HSBAHSBC Holdings572.90p5.10 % fall0.88 %13,644,387
IMTImperial Tobacco Group3,085.00p12.00 % fall0.39 %751,444
ISATInmarsat915.00p6.50 % fall0.71 %494,442
IHGInterContinental Hotels Group2,584.00p13.00 % fall0.50 %308,226
IAGInternational Consolidated Airli..487.00p2.20 % fall0.45 %5,143,044
ITRKIntertek Group2,384.00p1.00 % rise0.04 %288,331
INTUIntu Properties314.40p0.90 % rise0.29 %1,276,484
ITVITV262.70p0.70 % fall0.27 %5,641,272
JMATJohnson Matthey2,993.00p10.00 % fall0.33 %491,195
KGFKingfisher350.40p4.10 % fall1.16 %5,065,002
LANDLand Securities Group1,249.00p17.00 % rise1.38 %2,056,972
LGENLegal & General Group250.00p0.50 % fall0.20 %5,907,363
LLOYLloyds Banking Group85.14p1.10 % fall1.24 %95,315,517
LSELondon Stock Exchange Group2,426.00p1.00 % fall0.04 %719,948
MKSMarks & Spencer Group538.50p8.50 % fall1.55 %2,749,354
MGGTMeggitt464.10p2.40 % fall0.51 %1,816,524
MERLMerlin Entertainments436.80p1.20 % fall0.27 %587,556
MNDIMondi1,385.00p2.00 % fall0.14 %971,210
MRWMorrison (Wm) Supermarkets176.60p3.60 % fall2.00 %6,393,790
NGNational Grid828.00p5.50 % fall0.66 %5,514,999
NXTNext7,530.00p20.00 % fall0.26 %234,349
OMLOld Mutual204.50p1.20 % fall0.58 %3,952,895
PSONPearson1,221.00p6.00 % rise0.49 %1,881,817
PSNPersimmon2,020.00p4.00 % fall0.20 %546,122
PRUPrudential1,562.50p7.00 % fall0.45 %1,559,241
RRSRandgold Resources Ltd.4,260.00p52.00 % rise1.24 %309,804
RBReckitt Benckiser Group5,526.00p28.00 % fall0.50 %648,903
RELReed Elsevier1,052.00p8.00 % fall0.75 %2,391,715
RIORio Tinto2,606.00p27.00 % fall1.03 %3,014,515
RRRolls-Royce Holdings856.50p20.00 % fall2.28 %4,976,734
RBSRoyal Bank of Scotland Group359.30p6.80 % fall1.86 %9,770,966
RDSARoyal Dutch Shell 'A'1,812.00p4.50 % fall0.25 %2,655,414
RDSBRoyal Dutch Shell 'B'1,821.50p12.00 % fall0.65 %2,722,072
RMGRoyal Mail505.00p1.50 % fall0.30 %1,216,742
RSARSA Insurance Group408.80p2.20 % fall0.54 %3,565,119
SABSABMiller3,311.00p26.00 % fall0.78 %1,189,713
SGESage Group510.50p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %1,212,338
SBRYSainsbury (J)263.30p3.10 % fall1.16 %3,139,746
SDRSchroders3,174.00p20.00 % fall0.63 %142,540
SVTSevern Trent2,092.00p8.00 % fall0.38 %579,883
SHPShire Plc5,230.00p35.00 % fall0.66 %489,301
SKYSky1,048.00p3.00 % fall0.29 %1,039,813
SNSmith & Nephew1,084.00p6.00 % fall0.55 %1,180,026
SMINSmiths Group1,134.00p28.00 % fall2.41 %763,554
SPDSports Direct International717.50p12.00 % fall1.71 %1,028,736
SSESSE1,558.00p6.00 % fall0.38 %1,293,331
STJSt James's Place921.50p4.50 % rise0.49 %434,906
STANStandard Chartered1,031.00p22.00 % fall2.14 %3,994,970
SLStandard Life443.80p2.30 % fall0.52 %2,013,289
TWTaylor Wimpey191.30p0.30 % rise0.16 %20,839,166
TSCOTesco207.40p2.10 % fall1.03 %13,095,387
TPKTravis Perkins2,132.00p13.00 % fall0.61 %300,656
TUITUI AG Reg Shs (DI)1,050.00p7.00 % rise0.67 %801,256
ULVRUnilever2,732.00p23.00 % fall0.83 %1,357,326
UUUnited Utilities Group882.50p14.00 % fall1.56 %2,858,851
VODVodafone Group231.10p4.80 % fall2.03 %42,257,899
WEIRWeir Group1,719.00p7.00 % fall0.41 %580,181
WTBWhitbread5,000.00p40.00 % fall0.79 %247,524
WOSWolseley4,023.00p27.00 % fall0.67 %600,265
WPPWPP1,433.00p12.00 % fall0.83 %2,859,554

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