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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 Group360.40p2.50 % fall0.69 %141,025
ADNAberdeen Asset Management408.00p3.00 % rise0.74 %890,670
ADMAdmiral Group1,226.00p4.00 % rise0.33 %58,036
AGKAggreko1,484.00p7.00 % fall0.47 %49,904
AALAnglo American1,369.50p4.50 % rise0.33 %1,372,638
ANTOAntofagasta680.50p3.00 % fall0.44 %157,233
ARMARM Holdings858.00p17.00 % fall1.94 %496,928
AHTAshtead Group953.50p7.50 % fall0.78 %374,092
ABFAssociated British Foods2,591.00p22.00 % rise0.86 %104,148
AZNAstraZeneca4,194.00p7.50 % rise0.18 %382,471
AVAviva493.00p1.50 % fall0.30 %503,930
BABBabcock International Group1,033.00p4.00 % fall0.39 %99,057
BABAE Systems441.40p2.50 % fall0.56 %439,966
BARCBarclays214.10p1.00 % rise0.47 %5,641,948
BGBG Group1,054.00p11.00 % fall1.03 %821,152
BLTBHP Billiton1,671.50p11.00 % fall0.65 %770,519
BPBP426.70p1.80 % fall0.42 %3,378,661
BATSBritish American Tobacco3,465.00p9.50 % rise0.27 %283,418
BLNDBritish Land Co686.00p1.00 % fall0.15 %198,166
BSYBritish Sky Broadcasting Group850.50p1.50 % rise0.18 %199,811
BT.ABT Group361.20p1.50 % fall0.41 %1,979,386
BNZLBunzl1,639.00p5.00 % fall0.30 %86,811
BRBYBurberry Group1,436.00p3.00 % rise0.21 %184,486
CPICapita1,125.00p2.00 % fall0.18 %125,759
CCLCarnival2,181.00p33.00 % fall1.49 %91,475
CNACentrica293.20p2.30 % fall0.78 %1,380,543
CCHCoca-Cola HBC AG (CDI)1,287.00p4.00 % fall0.31 %49,878
CPGCompass Group957.00p1.00 % fall0.10 %310,447
CRHCRH1,307.00p12.00 % fall0.91 %441,411
DGEDiageo1,756.00p8.00 % rise0.46 %605,522
DLGDirect Line Insurance Group268.20p3.60 % rise1.36 %548,596
DCDixons Carphone354.90p0.90 % fall0.25 %106,683
EZJeasyJet1,404.00p5.00 % fall0.35 %97,073
EXPNExperian930.50p5.00 % fall0.53 %164,832
FRESFresnillo793.00p5.00 % fall0.63 %66,903
FLGFriends Life Group Limited294.80p1.20 % fall0.41 %222,326
GFSG4S249.90p0.30 % fall0.12 %165,085
GKNGKN303.70p2.10 % fall0.69 %700,205
GSKGlaxoSmithKline1,350.00p4.50 % fall0.33 %878,214
GLENGlencore320.20p1.20 % fall0.37 %2,037,186
HMSOHammerson565.00p2.00 % fall0.35 %130,126
HLHargreaves Lansdown912.50p8.50 % fall0.92 %135,205
HSBAHSBC Holdings619.30p4.50 % fall0.72 %5,409,818
IMIIMI1,195.00p4.00 % fall0.33 %64,318
IMTImperial Tobacco Group2,560.00p3.00 % fall0.12 %150,629
IHGInterContinental Hotels Group2,192.00p36.00 % rise1.67 %144,520
IAGInternational Consolidated Airli..350.50p0.10 % rise0.03 %1,513,390
ITRKIntertek Group2,446.00p6.00 % fall0.24 %18,252
INTUIntu Properties322.00p0.30 % fall0.09 %111,001
ITVITV200.70p2.40 % fall1.18 %1,654,909
JMATJohnson Matthey2,841.00p33.00 % fall1.15 %68,261
KGFKingfisher295.50p3.50 % fall1.17 %479,864
LANDLand Securities Group1,035.00p2.00 % rise0.19 %254,871
LGENLegal & General Group223.30p3.10 % rise1.41 %2,483,951
LLOYLloyds Banking Group74.44p0.19 % fall0.25 %11,734,045
LSELondon Stock Exchange Group1,852.00p4.00 % rise0.22 %44,343
MKSMarks & Spencer Group405.00p2.90 % fall0.71 %301,238
MGGTMeggitt444.90p3.50 % rise0.79 %183,590
MNDIMondi988.50p3.50 % fall0.35 %161,032
MRWMorrison (Wm) Supermarkets158.80p0.10 % fall0.06 %863,425
NGNational Grid871.50p1.50 % fall0.17 %752,361
NXTNext6,525.00p35.00 % fall0.53 %54,129
OMLOld Mutual175.30p0.70 % rise0.40 %1,408,055
PSONPearson1,132.00p1.00 % rise0.09 %120,586
PSNPersimmon1,354.00p1.00 % rise0.07 %206,535
PFCPetrofac Ltd.1,033.00p27.00 % fall2.55 %267,057
PRUPrudential1,351.50p1.50 % fall0.11 %322,576
RRSRandgold Resources Ltd.4,194.00p30.00 % fall0.71 %57,559
RBReckitt Benckiser Group5,150.00p10.00 % rise0.19 %207,716
RELReed Elsevier952.00p1.00 % fall0.10 %307,772
RIORio Tinto3,099.50p0.50 % rise0.02 %857,049
RRRolls-Royce Holdings829.00p3.00 % fall0.36 %1,761,789
RBSRoyal Bank of Scotland Group342.40p2.50 % fall0.72 %1,888,492
RDSARoyal Dutch Shell 'A'2,124.50p24.50 % fall1.14 %948,145
RDSBRoyal Dutch Shell 'B'2,215.00p25.50 % fall1.14 %613,740
RMGRoyal Mail430.60p1.10 % fall0.25 %212,796
RSARSA Insurance Group456.00p0.40 % rise0.09 %371,665
SABSABMiller3,276.50p9.00 % fall0.27 %258,405
SGESage Group359.60p0.90 % rise0.25 %292,222
SBRYSainsbury (J)241.60p3.20 % fall1.31 %1,167,763
SDRSchroders2,218.00p8.00 % fall0.36 %22,757
SVTSevern Trent1,902.00p2.00 % rise0.11 %34,004
SHPShire Plc3,750.00p30.00 % fall0.79 %298,022
SNSmith & Nephew948.00p1.50 % rise0.16 %224,985
SMINSmiths Group1,188.00p7.00 % fall0.59 %95,515
SPDSports Direct International601.50p5.00 % fall0.82 %211,224
SSESSE1,517.00p11.00 % fall0.72 %352,284
STJSt James's Place673.50p5.50 % rise0.82 %209,611
STANStandard Chartered1,077.50p1.50 % rise0.14 %716,223
SLStandard Life382.30p1.60 % fall0.42 %301,784
TSCOTesco178.60p4.05 % rise2.32 %7,986,855
TPKTravis Perkins1,598.00p23.00 % fall1.42 %173,386
TTTUI Travel342.30p3.20 % rise0.94 %268,161
TLWTullow Oil513.00p11.00 % fall2.10 %540,195
ULVRUnilever2,491.00p7.00 % fall0.28 %365,734
UUUnited Utilities Group823.00p2.50 % rise0.30 %226,045
VODVodafone Group189.40p0.10 % fall0.05 %7,887,917
WEIRWeir Group2,233.00p4.00 % rise0.18 %69,918
WTBWhitbread4,215.00p8.00 % rise0.19 %49,070
WOSWolseley3,134.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %67,034
WPPWPP1,138.00p2.00 % fall0.18 %332,603

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