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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 Group379.60p2.10 % rise0.56 %1,186,464
ADNAberdeen Asset Management411.50p4.10 % fall0.99 %2,407,387
ADMAdmiral Group1,276.00p6.00 % rise0.47 %417,747
AGKAggreko1,536.00p19.00 % fall1.22 %713,545
AALAnglo American1,308.00p32.00 % fall2.39 %5,270,250
ANTOAntofagasta693.00p4.50 % fall0.65 %2,210,689
ARMARM Holdings817.00p5.00 % fall0.61 %5,900,541
AHTAshtead Group995.50p3.00 % rise0.30 %2,305,887
ABFAssociated British Foods2,711.00p28.00 % fall1.02 %643,994
AZNAstraZeneca4,327.50p7.00 % fall0.16 %2,021,550
AVAviva507.00p1.00 % rise0.20 %5,556,401
BABBabcock International Group1,073.00p11.00 % fall1.01 %768,769
BABAE Systems441.50p2.20 % fall0.50 %3,865,987
BARCBarclays226.35p0.45 % rise0.20 %39,092,820
BGBG Group1,043.00p13.50 % fall1.28 %6,394,111
BLTBHP Billiton1,627.00p31.50 % fall1.90 %8,521,743
BPBP432.85p6.10 % fall1.39 %22,040,356
BATSBritish American Tobacco3,362.50p2.00 % fall0.06 %1,946,564
BLNDBritish Land Co714.00p5.00 % fall0.70 %5,846,228
BSYBritish Sky Broadcasting Group861.50p2.00 % rise0.23 %2,844,235
BT.ABT Group370.00p6.60 % fall1.75 %26,315,511
BNZLBunzl1,648.00p12.00 % fall0.72 %423,077
BRBYBurberry Group1,495.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %1,101,184
CPICapita1,149.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %1,200,203
CCLCarnival2,349.00p3.00 % fall0.13 %775,899
CNACentrica292.70p4.30 % fall1.45 %9,650,149
CCHCoca-Cola HBC AG (CDI)1,320.00p11.00 % fall0.83 %2,021,345
CPGCompass Group967.00p9.00 % fall0.92 %3,601,243
CRHCRH1,375.00p2.00 % fall0.15 %2,324,018
DGEDiageo1,771.50p3.00 % fall0.17 %3,144,581
DLGDirect Line Insurance Group276.50p1.50 % fall0.54 %6,581,320
DCDixons Carphone377.50p1.50 % fall0.40 %2,624,086
EZJeasyJet1,438.00p13.00 % fall0.90 %834,102
EXPNExperian922.00p10.50 % fall1.13 %1,334,299
FRESFresnillo766.50p14.00 % fall1.79 %1,186,056
FLGFriends Life Group Limited301.50p0.80 % rise0.27 %2,513,176
GFSG4S251.00p6.20 % fall2.41 %4,009,848
GKNGKN307.60p2.90 % fall0.93 %4,743,567
GSKGlaxoSmithKline1,415.50p3.50 % rise0.25 %10,137,866
GLENGlencore316.95p4.45 % fall1.38 %24,147,573
HMSOHammerson593.00p0.50 % rise0.08 %2,426,586
HLHargreaves Lansdown943.00p5.50 % fall0.58 %864,665
HSBAHSBC Holdings629.80p2.30 % fall0.36 %19,889,339
IMIIMI1,189.00p15.00 % fall1.25 %678,990
IMTImperial Tobacco Group2,583.00p22.00 % fall0.84 %1,282,314
IHGInterContinental Hotels Group2,217.00p43.00 % fall1.90 %2,166,770
IAGInternational Consolidated Airli..383.30p0.70 % fall0.18 %12,197,070
ITRKIntertek Group2,566.00p29.00 % fall1.12 %282,173
INTUIntu Properties331.00p1.20 % rise0.36 %1,723,287
ITVITV197.60p1.80 % fall0.90 %11,531,593
JMATJohnson Matthey2,881.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %418,684
KGFKingfisher292.80p1.20 % rise0.41 %5,753,691
LANDLand Securities Group1,084.00p9.00 % fall0.82 %1,748,676
LGENLegal & General Group222.60p2.00 % fall0.89 %9,504,115
LLOYLloyds Banking Group76.72p0.39 % rise0.51 %96,161,465
LSELondon Stock Exchange Group1,916.00p14.00 % fall0.73 %451,074
MKSMarks & Spencer Group414.20p4.90 % fall1.17 %6,508,742
MGGTMeggitt442.60p1.40 % fall0.32 %1,593,616
MNDIMondi1,003.00p9.00 % fall0.89 %741,411
MRWMorrison (Wm) Supermarkets152.50p0.60 % fall0.39 %15,194,813
NGNational Grid891.00p3.00 % fall0.34 %6,455,870
NXTNext6,500.00p125.00 % fall1.89 %497,690
OMLOld Mutual184.70p1.20 % rise0.65 %17,258,744
PSONPearson1,139.00p30.00 % fall2.57 %5,133,435
PSNPersimmon1,396.00p7.00 % fall0.50 %1,205,950
PFCPetrofac Ltd.1,068.00p12.00 % fall1.11 %1,980,263
PRUPrudential1,374.00p3.00 % rise0.22 %2,219,507
RRSRandgold Resources Ltd.4,011.00p71.00 % fall1.74 %795,511
RBReckitt Benckiser Group4,981.00p94.00 % fall1.85 %1,205,644
RELReed Elsevier978.00p4.00 % fall0.41 %3,239,908
RIORio Tinto3,012.50p49.00 % fall1.60 %3,928,654
RRRolls-Royce Holdings795.00p6.50 % fall0.81 %6,961,799
RBSRoyal Bank of Scotland Group364.20p3.30 % fall0.90 %10,946,587
RDSARoyal Dutch Shell 'A'2,197.00p13.00 % fall0.59 %4,036,365
RDSBRoyal Dutch Shell 'B'2,287.00p12.50 % fall0.54 %2,828,429
RMGRoyal Mail457.80p2.30 % rise0.50 %2,869,711
RSARSA Insurance Group466.90p2.10 % rise0.45 %1,971,553
SABSABMiller3,357.50p7.00 % fall0.21 %1,282,321
SGESage Group366.80p0.20 % rise0.05 %1,817,298
SBRYSainsbury (J)238.20p1.00 % rise0.42 %6,040,944
SDRSchroders2,309.00p2.00 % rise0.09 %345,106
SVTSevern Trent1,988.00p6.00 % fall0.30 %465,847
SHPShire Plc4,050.00p155.00 % rise3.98 %8,449,906
SNSmith & Nephew981.50p9.00 % fall0.91 %2,241,930
SMINSmiths Group1,152.00p7.00 % fall0.60 %831,993
SPDSports Direct International630.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %1,507,726
SSESSE1,536.00p6.00 % fall0.39 %1,344,127
STJSt James's Place680.00p3.50 % fall0.51 %1,065,868
STANStandard Chartered1,115.00p16.00 % rise1.46 %6,052,470
SLStandard Life387.00p2.30 % fall0.59 %3,523,214
TSCOTesco168.75p2.25 % fall1.32 %44,608,401
TPKTravis Perkins1,586.00p27.00 % fall1.67 %763,775
TTTUI Travel365.60p3.30 % fall0.89 %1,899,185
TLWTullow Oil494.60p10.90 % fall2.16 %3,599,683
ULVRUnilever2,406.00p34.00 % fall1.39 %5,364,283
UUUnited Utilities Group838.00p1.00 % fall0.12 %1,223,899
VODVodafone Group200.50p3.65 % rise1.85 %126,632,933
WEIRWeir Group2,250.00p14.00 % fall0.62 %650,003
WTBWhitbread4,310.00p40.00 % fall0.92 %411,253
WOSWolseley3,210.00p9.00 % fall0.28 %1,024,408
WPPWPP1,178.00p10.00 % fall0.84 %3,382,216

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