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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 Group387.30p0.30 % fall0.08 %26,109
ADNAberdeen Asset Management429.70p2.00 % fall0.46 %234,903
ADMAdmiral Group1,337.00p14.00 % rise1.06 %59,232
AGKAggreko1,739.00p5.00 % fall0.29 %9,041
AALAnglo American1,575.00p1.50 % rise0.10 %81,781
ANTOAntofagasta813.50p5.00 % rise0.62 %71,684
ARMARM Holdings942.50p1.50 % rise0.16 %306,901
AHTAshtead Group947.00p3.00 % rise0.32 %74,495
ABFAssociated British Foods2,796.00p27.00 % fall0.96 %25,976
AZNAstraZeneca4,418.50p7.00 % rise0.16 %131,757
AVAviva521.50p0.50 % fall0.10 %206,134
BABBabcock International Group1,119.00p1.00 % rise0.09 %106,851
BABAE Systems442.20p0.40 % rise0.09 %179,688
BARCBarclays222.95p2.15 % rise0.97 %3,786,610
BDEVBarratt Developments365.70p0.50 % fall0.14 %125,701
BGBG Group1,186.00p6.00 % rise0.51 %173,399
BLTBHP Billiton1,967.50p3.50 % fall0.18 %376,379
BPBP483.55p0.30 % fall0.06 %814,765
BATSBritish American Tobacco3,504.00p12.50 % fall0.36 %46,062
BLNDBritish Land Co723.50p1.50 % fall0.21 %76,828
BSYBritish Sky Broadcasting Group860.50p1.00 % fall0.12 %112,364
BT.ABT Group380.80p1.20 % rise0.32 %915,281
BNZLBunzl1,638.00p1.00 % fall0.06 %11,142
BRBYBurberry Group1,440.00p2.00 % fall0.14 %132,696
CPICapita1,213.00p4.00 % fall0.33 %69,720
CCLCarnival2,287.00p5.00 % fall0.22 %24,478
CNACentrica318.40p0.50 % rise0.16 %528,557
CCHCoca-Cola HBC AG (CDI)1,369.00p3.00 % fall0.22 %11,402
CPGCompass Group972.00p1.50 % fall0.15 %85,691
CRHCRH1,404.00p3.00 % rise0.21 %66,365
DGEDiageo1,759.00p6.00 % fall0.34 %124,309
EZJeasyJet1,308.00p16.00 % fall1.21 %58,862
EXPNExperian1,035.00p5.00 % fall0.48 %80,895
FRESFresnillo940.50p2.50 % rise0.27 %47,245
FLGFriends Life Group Limited 309.10p1.90 % rise0.62 %130,459
GFSG4S262.80p0.70 % fall0.27 %85,721
GKNGKN354.90p0.30 % rise0.08 %91,357
GSKGlaxoSmithKline1,426.50p8.00 % fall0.56 %369,541
GLENGlencore 362.05p0.05 % rise0.01 %727,260
HMSOHammerson602.50p0.50 % rise0.08 %23,087
HLHargreaves Lansdown1,137.00p4.00 % rise0.35 %17,717
HSBAHSBC Holdings647.40p6.50 % rise1.01 %2,443,966
IMIIMI1,367.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %15,175
IMTImperial Tobacco Group2,589.00p2.00 % rise0.08 %64,096
IHGInterContinental Hotels Group2,263.00p7.00 % fall0.31 %45,543
IAGInternational Consolidated Airli..343.50p1.70 % fall0.49 %233,676
ITRKIntertek Group2,830.00p2.00 % rise0.07 %7,958
INTUIntu Properties336.10p1.20 % fall0.36 %38,607
ITVITV210.00p0.50 % rise0.24 %491,023
JMATJohnson Matthey3,136.00p11.00 % rise0.35 %13,128
KGFKingfisher304.40p2.40 % fall0.78 %322,415
LANDLand Securities Group1,083.00p2.00 % rise0.18 %42,231
LGENLegal & General Group241.60p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %539,799
LLOYLloyds Banking Group75.78p0.54 % rise0.72 %6,036,276
LSELondon Stock Exchange Group1,980.00p25.00 % fall1.25 %40,579
MKSMarks & Spencer Group436.20p1.10 % fall0.25 %106,491
MGGTMeggitt467.20p0.50 % rise0.11 %29,777
MNDIMondi1,015.00p3.00 % fall0.29 %9,787
MRWMorrison (Wm) Supermarkets177.10p0.80 % rise0.45 %256,620
NGNational Grid884.50p3.00 % fall0.34 %291,331
NXTNext6,985.00p50.00 % fall0.71 %8,452
OMLOld Mutual197.30p0.70 % rise0.36 %289,786
PSONPearson1,131.00p6.00 % rise0.53 %55,107
PSNPersimmon1,343.00p2.00 % rise0.15 %39,315
PFCPetrofac Ltd.1,124.00p2.00 % fall0.18 %31,179
PRUPrudential1,442.50p0.50 % rise0.03 %201,123
RRSRandgold Resources Ltd.4,914.00p10.00 % rise0.20 %23,211
RBReckitt Benckiser Group5,205.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %31,272
RELReed Elsevier984.50p1.00 % rise0.10 %121,957
REXRexam489.80p0.40 % rise0.08 %25,182
RIORio Tinto3,419.00p14.00 % fall0.41 %185,803
RRRolls-Royce Holdings1,036.00p1.00 % fall0.10 %113,687
RBSRoyal Bank of Scotland Group364.50p3.50 % rise0.97 %605,829
RDSARoyal Dutch Shell 'A'2,405.50p4.00 % fall0.17 %124,480
RDSBRoyal Dutch Shell 'B'2,501.50p2.00 % fall0.08 %164,703
RMGRoyal Mail436.30p4.00 % fall0.91 %100,690
RSARSA Insurance Group436.60p0.10 % rise0.02 %33,866
SABSABMiller3,287.50p12.50 % fall0.38 %50,417
SGESage Group397.00p1.10 % fall0.28 %563,554
SBRYSainsbury (J)307.70p0.60 % rise0.20 %252,764
SDRSchroders2,401.00p9.00 % rise0.38 %15,249
SVTSevern Trent1,947.00p3.00 % fall0.15 %42,191
SHPShire Plc4,894.00p10.00 % fall0.20 %190,348
SNSmith & Nephew1,053.00p11.00 % fall1.03 %66,844
SMINSmiths Group1,298.00p2.00 % fall0.15 %15,257
SPDSports Direct International717.00p1.50 % fall0.21 %13,944
SSESSE1,516.00p4.00 % fall0.26 %62,144
STJSt James's Place747.00p2.00 % rise0.27 %12,434
STANStandard Chartered1,216.00p0.50 % rise0.04 %280,286
SLStandard Life376.40p0.50 % fall0.13 %99,215
TSCOTesco248.00p2.50 % rise1.02 %1,419,061
TPKTravis Perkins1,732.00p12.00 % rise0.70 %23,773
TTTUI Travel372.80p0.30 % fall0.08 %50,115
TLWTullow Oil710.50p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %88,035
ULVRUnilever2,637.00p5.00 % fall0.19 %84,062
UUUnited Utilities Group893.50p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %76,248
VODVodafone Group204.60p2.00 % rise0.99 %21,153,367
WEIRWeir Group2,635.00p3.00 % rise0.11 %15,976
WTBWhitbread4,342.00p32.00 % fall0.73 %24,220
WOSWolseley3,231.00p6.00 % rise0.19 %30,384
WPPWPP1,229.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %67,393

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