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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 Group533.50p7.50 % rise1.43 %501,021
ADMAdmiral Group1,931.00p1.00 % fall0.05 %137,831
AALAnglo American600.80p7.70 % fall1.27 %2,117,372
ANTOAntofagasta430.90p3.50 % fall0.81 %432,894
ARMARM Holdings973.50p6.50 % rise0.67 %745,412
AHTAshtead Group972.50p8.50 % rise0.88 %342,927
ABFAssociated British Foods2,968.00p23.00 % rise0.78 %272,963
AZNAstraZeneca4,001.00p42.50 % rise1.07 %577,520
AVAviva456.20p6.40 % rise1.42 %5,625,854
BABBabcock International Group1,010.00p4.00 % fall0.39 %642,681
BABAE Systems483.10p0.20 % rise0.04 %1,317,633
BARCBarclays183.45p2.05 % rise1.13 %17,668,255
BDEVBarratt Developments591.00p8.50 % fall1.42 %1,500,700
BKGBerkeley Group Holdings (The)3,321.00p4.00 % fall0.12 %295,531
BLTBHP Billiton822.30p5.60 % rise0.69 %2,421,478
BPBP362.55p4.75 % rise1.33 %9,966,192
BATSBritish American Tobacco4,192.50p22.00 % rise0.53 %459,675
BLNDBritish Land Company756.00p5.50 % fall0.72 %1,271,506
BT.ABT Group448.05p0.45 % fall0.10 %5,949,595
BNZLBunzl2,021.00p21.00 % fall1.03 %186,443
BRBYBurberry Group1,093.00p6.00 % fall0.55 %569,080
CPICapita1,099.00p2.00 % rise0.18 %665,724
CCLCarnival3,565.00p19.00 % fall0.53 %185,425
CNACentrica205.30p2.20 % rise1.08 %5,093,068
CCHCoca-Cola HBC AG (CDI)1,323.00p1.00 % fall0.08 %120,646
CPGCompass Group1,305.00p10.00 % rise0.77 %847,055
CRHCRH2,096.00p46.00 % rise2.24 %1,338,801
DCCDCC6,645.00p50.00 % fall0.75 %244,262
DGEDiageo1,868.50p10.50 % rise0.57 %677,798
DLGDirect Line Insurance Group373.30p0.70 % fall0.19 %614,738
DCDixons Carphone451.80p3.70 % rise0.83 %968,671
EZJeasyJet1,561.00p43.00 % rise2.83 %932,370
EXPNExperian1,282.00p6.00 % fall0.47 %375,685
FRESFresnillo1,019.00p22.00 % fall2.11 %218,800
GKNGKN274.80p0.60 % rise0.22 %1,549,387
GSKGlaxoSmithKline1,450.50p6.00 % rise0.42 %1,254,500
GLENGlencore128.50p1.20 % fall0.93 %15,705,680
HMSOHammerson577.50p0.50 % fall0.09 %849,424
HLHargreaves Lansdown1,331.00p10.00 % rise0.76 %66,207
HSBAHSBC Holdings448.00p13.75 % rise3.17 %12,849,034
IMBImperial Brands3,790.50p21.50 % rise0.57 %474,173
INFInforma673.00p3.50 % rise0.52 %442,781
ISATInmarsat737.00p8.50 % rise1.17 %759,427
IHGInterContinental Hotels Group2,664.00p46.00 % rise1.76 %353,962
IAGInternational Consolidated Airli..544.50p13.00 % rise2.45 %4,059,088
ITRKIntertek Group3,148.00p149.00 % fall4.52 %517,082
INTUIntu Properties295.70p0.60 % rise0.20 %566,924
ITVITV219.00p2.30 % rise1.06 %5,969,506
JMATJohnson Matthey2,852.00p6.00 % fall0.21 %118,321
KGFKingfisher372.30p0.70 % fall0.19 %1,828,875
LANDLand Securities Group1,185.00p17.00 % fall1.41 %643,111
LGENLegal & General Group239.90p3.40 % rise1.44 %4,209,535
LLOYLloyds Banking Group72.99p0.57 % rise0.79 %76,327,739
LSELondon Stock Exchange Group2,721.00p44.00 % rise1.64 %190,553
MKSMarks & Spencer Group409.20p35.50 % fall7.98 %17,443,481
MDCMediclinic International856.50p0.50 % fall0.06 %384,723
MERLMerlin Entertainments421.60p1.40 % rise0.33 %211,848
MNDIMondi1,348.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %283,017
MRWMorrison (Wm) Supermarkets194.50p1.70 % fall0.87 %1,839,201
NGNational Grid996.60p5.00 % rise0.50 %1,714,389
NXTNext5,470.00p40.00 % fall0.73 %433,057
OMLOld Mutual177.80p0.70 % rise0.40 %3,316,083
PPBPaddy Power Betfair9,015.00p120.00 % rise1.35 %17,131
PSONPearson821.50p7.00 % rise0.86 %846,848
PSNPersimmon2,099.00p45.00 % fall2.10 %519,686
PFGProvident Financial2,922.00p1.00 % rise0.03 %40,297
PRUPrudential1,398.50p12.50 % rise0.90 %1,285,079
RRSRandgold Resources Ltd.5,740.00p145.00 % fall2.46 %167,153
RBReckitt Benckiser Group6,878.00p17.00 % rise0.25 %212,947
RELRelx plc1,245.00p3.00 % fall0.24 %640,733
REXRexam626.50p0.50 % rise0.08 %424,553
RIORio Tinto1,970.00p7.00 % rise0.36 %1,355,277
RRRolls-Royce Holdings630.00p8.50 % fall1.33 %1,385,686
RBSRoyal Bank of Scotland Group254.90p9.60 % rise3.91 %6,575,631
RDSARoyal Dutch Shell 'A'1,672.00p17.00 % rise1.03 %1,249,086
RDSBRoyal Dutch Shell 'B'1,676.50p15.00 % rise0.90 %1,190,605
RMGRoyal Mail525.50p4.50 % rise0.86 %1,303,644
RSARSA Insurance Group488.40p1.40 % rise0.29 %483,712
SABSABMiller4,265.50p3.00 % rise0.07 %559,386
SGESage Group602.50p1.50 % fall0.25 %505,614
SBRYSainsbury (J)262.60p1.50 % fall0.57 %1,069,591
SDRSchroders2,704.00p25.00 % rise0.93 %93,915
SVTSevern Trent2,261.00p4.00 % fall0.18 %202,365
SHPShire Plc4,338.00p57.00 % rise1.33 %562,213
SKYSky962.50p3.00 % fall0.31 %413,029
SNSmith & Nephew1,179.00p6.00 % rise0.51 %338,430
SSESSE1,536.00p6.00 % rise0.39 %422,442
STJSt James's Place947.00p3.50 % rise0.37 %330,212
STANStandard Chartered545.60p9.60 % rise1.79 %2,503,022
SLStandard Life341.80p3.20 % rise0.95 %1,436,876
TWTaylor Wimpey204.50p5.80 % fall2.76 %8,574,163
TSCOTesco166.00p5.00 % fall2.92 %12,097,867
TPKTravis Perkins1,962.00p2.00 % fall0.10 %226,500
TUITUI AG Reg Shs (DI)1,065.00p7.00 % rise0.66 %152,303
ULVRUnilever3,146.50p33.00 % rise1.06 %539,072
UUUnited Utilities Group973.00p3.50 % rise0.36 %365,311
VODVodafone Group228.35p1.65 % rise0.73 %12,861,330
WTBWhitbread4,374.00p46.00 % rise1.06 %210,012
WOSWolseley4,079.00p2.00 % rise0.05 %121,440
WPGWorldpay Group (WI)268.30p2.70 % rise1.02 %985,093
WPPWPP1,613.00p1.00 % fall0.06 %790,231

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