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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 Group428.00p4.80 % rise1.13 %1,694,126
ADNAberdeen Asset Management455.20p8.80 % rise1.97 %7,873,276
ADMAdmiral Group1,227.00p11.00 % rise0.90 %997,086
AGKAggreko1,603.00p29.00 % rise1.84 %684,509
AALAnglo American1,380.00p86.50 % rise6.69 %11,845,840
ANTOAntofagasta730.50p33.50 % rise4.81 %3,424,213
ARMARM Holdings901.00p8.00 % rise0.90 %4,450,074
AHTAshtead Group1,053.00p23.00 % rise2.23 %1,797,047
ABFAssociated British Foods3,119.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %743,468
AZNAstraZeneca4,741.00p30.00 % rise0.64 %2,130,265
AVAviva539.00p6.50 % rise1.22 %5,975,706
BABBabcock International Group1,195.00p11.00 % rise0.93 %2,807,239
BABAE Systems465.10p5.10 % rise1.11 %8,631,475
BARCBarclays236.25p2.25 % rise0.96 %57,801,657
BGBG Group1,069.00p23.00 % rise2.20 %8,557,698
BLTBHP Billiton1,662.00p79.50 % rise5.02 %17,266,491
BPBP448.20p6.85 % rise1.55 %30,688,121
BATSBritish American Tobacco3,704.00p4.00 % rise0.11 %3,788,613
BLNDBritish Land Co747.50p2.00 % rise0.27 %4,084,114
SKYBritish Sky Broadcasting Group894.50p2.50 % fall0.28 %2,909,880
BT.ABT Group380.00p4.40 % rise1.17 %16,582,303
BNZLBunzl1,756.00p4.00 % fall0.23 %609,254
BRBYBurberry Group1,622.00p28.00 % rise1.76 %1,265,887
CPICapita1,062.00p5.00 % rise0.47 %1,273,704
CCLCarnival2,617.00p21.00 % fall0.80 %1,206,797
CNACentrica292.00p1.90 % fall0.65 %19,575,837
CCHCoca-Cola HBC AG (CDI)1,456.00p33.00 % rise2.32 %655,850
CPGCompass Group1,062.00p3.00 % fall0.28 %2,934,435
CRHCRH1,463.00p44.00 % rise3.10 %2,750,928
DGEDiageo1,920.00p29.50 % rise1.56 %5,405,677
DLGDirect Line Insurance Group284.60p0.90 % fall0.32 %4,301,663
DCDixons Carphone419.90p2.70 % fall0.64 %4,037,380
EZJeasyJet1,553.00p12.00 % fall0.77 %1,746,165
EXPNExperian995.00p4.00 % rise0.40 %1,814,516
FRESFresnillo763.50p38.50 % rise5.31 %2,109,321
FLGFriends Life Group Limited347.70p4.40 % rise1.28 %7,021,817
GFSG4S270.00p0.10 % rise0.04 %6,416,642
GKNGKN333.80p7.00 % rise2.14 %4,627,745
GSKGlaxoSmithKline1,481.50p4.50 % rise0.30 %9,273,269
GLENGlencore336.25p12.80 % rise3.96 %83,777,895
HMSOHammerson614.50p1.00 % rise0.16 %2,793,942
HLHargreaves Lansdown1,012.00p33.00 % rise3.37 %2,051,002
HSBAHSBC Holdings631.50p6.20 % rise0.99 %25,152,148
IMIIMI1,214.00p24.00 % rise2.02 %1,007,579
IMTImperial Tobacco Group2,885.00p39.00 % fall1.33 %2,415,933
IHGInterContinental Hotels Group2,615.00p29.00 % rise1.12 %636,485
IAGInternational Consolidated Airli..432.80p1.70 % rise0.39 %6,803,934
ITRKIntertek Group2,429.00p18.00 % rise0.75 %555,849
INTUIntu Properties347.80p2.70 % rise0.78 %2,383,017
ITVITV201.80p0.20 % fall0.10 %7,617,470
JMATJohnson Matthey3,327.00p14.00 % fall0.42 %781,989
KGFKingfisher305.50p3.40 % rise1.13 %14,627,519
LANDLand Securities Group1,161.00p3.00 % rise0.26 %3,228,019
LGENLegal & General Group245.80p0.80 % rise0.33 %14,775,927
LLOYLloyds Banking Group78.49p0.37 % rise0.47 %116,578,493
LSELondon Stock Exchange Group2,103.00p19.00 % rise0.91 %596,999
MKSMarks & Spencer Group474.20p0.10 % rise0.02 %8,144,380
MGGTMeggitt487.90p5.60 % rise1.16 %2,766,150
MNDIMondi1,093.00p25.00 % rise2.34 %1,554,099
MRWMorrison (Wm) Supermarkets186.50p3.20 % rise1.75 %16,698,554
NGNational Grid931.50p4.50 % fall0.48 %9,525,571
NXTNext6,730.00p45.00 % rise0.67 %527,703
OMLOld Mutual201.40p2.70 % rise1.36 %16,126,647
PSONPearson1,224.00p4.00 % rise0.33 %3,256,464
PSNPersimmon1,493.00p1.00 % rise0.07 %1,204,524
PFCPetrofac Ltd.1,193.00p15.00 % rise1.27 %2,387,196
PRUPrudential1,502.50p4.00 % fall0.27 %3,611,824
RRSRandgold Resources Ltd.4,496.00p161.00 % rise3.71 %930,370
RBReckitt Benckiser Group5,160.00p30.00 % fall0.58 %1,586,040
RELReed Elsevier1,058.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %3,269,738
RIORio Tinto3,042.00p177.00 % rise6.18 %11,799,028
RRRolls-Royce Holdings853.50p9.50 % rise1.13 %5,271,281
RBSRoyal Bank of Scotland Group377.70p2.90 % fall0.76 %23,798,856
RDSARoyal Dutch Shell 'A'2,283.50p29.50 % rise1.31 %4,955,884
RDSBRoyal Dutch Shell 'B'2,391.00p38.00 % rise1.62 %4,189,837
RMGRoyal Mail430.60p0.90 % rise0.21 %4,581,640
RSARSA Insurance Group465.10p1.20 % rise0.26 %3,306,668
SABSABMiller3,470.00p20.00 % rise0.58 %2,645,996
SGESage Group399.00p6.20 % rise1.58 %2,870,005
SBRYSainsbury (J)259.70p1.60 % rise0.62 %7,143,879
SDRSchroders2,634.00p14.00 % rise0.53 %302,344
SVTSevern Trent2,065.00p1.00 % fall0.05 %656,601
SHPShire Plc4,474.00p5.00 % rise0.11 %1,622,510
SNSmith & Nephew1,090.00p3.00 % rise0.28 %4,405,066
SMINSmiths Group1,183.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %3,441,512
SPDSports Direct International635.00p3.00 % fall0.47 %1,656,669
SSESSE1,593.00p4.00 % fall0.25 %2,149,494
STJSt James's Place766.00p5.50 % rise0.72 %1,014,565
STANStandard Chartered938.70p29.50 % rise3.24 %14,866,353
SLStandard Life415.60p1.50 % rise0.36 %3,827,158
TSCOTesco194.40p1.50 % rise0.78 %28,962,730
TPKTravis Perkins1,755.00p14.00 % rise0.80 %721,820
TTTUI Travel423.40p3.70 % fall0.87 %2,752,606
TLWTullow Oil505.00p27.70 % rise5.80 %6,733,860
ULVRUnilever2,656.00p15.00 % rise0.57 %2,701,719
UUUnited Utilities Group910.00p0.00 (unchanged)0.00 %2,341,538
VODVodafone Group227.80p0.95 % rise0.42 %60,646,398
WEIRWeir Group2,112.00p82.00 % rise4.04 %1,054,601
WTBWhitbread4,412.00p9.00 % fall0.20 %357,792
WOSWolseley3,535.00p30.00 % rise0.86 %1,250,218
WPPWPP1,315.00p16.00 % rise1.23 %4,406,047

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