FTSE 100

In this section, you will find important FTSE 100 news, actionable trading ideas, and a live FTSE 100 CFD chart to help you understand the markets better.

What is the FTSE 100 index?

The Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 Index (FTSE 100), is a stock index of the 100 companies with the highest market capitalisation listed on LSE. The Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 companies represent about 81% of the entire London Stock Exchange market capitalisation.

Component companies must meet a number of criteria set out by the FTSE Group, including having a full listing on the LSE with a Euro or Sterling denominated price on the electronic platform, and meeting certain criteria on free float, nationality, and liquidity.

The FTSE 100 index began with a base level of 1000, on January 3, 1984. The index hit the highest closing value of 7,877.45 on 22 May 2018. Institutional investors use the FTSE 100 as a benchmark of global growth and economic and international events.

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FTSE 100 News

BHP Share Price Forecast Ahead of Earnings Update

BHP share price is rallying ahead of its trading update that is scheduled for tomorrow. The stock is up by more than 0.70% and is 25% below its all-time high of 2,642p. Other mining stocks like Rio Tinto and Antofagasta are also doing well in the FTSE 100 today. The […]

Here is Why the FTSE 100 is Set to Close the Week Lower

The FTSE 100 is down quite a bit this Friday, failing to gather any momentum from the additional stimulus announced by incoming US President Joe Biden. Oil, mining and banking stocks dominate the FTSE 100, and with crude oil prices falling and banking stocks generally hit on the day by […]

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FTSE 100: Here’s Why the Footsie is Falling Today

The FTSE 100 index is in the red today as investors react to the $1.9 trillion stimulus package announced by Joe Biden yesterday. The index is also reacting to the relatively weak economic numbers released from the UK today. The Footsie is trading at £6,761, which is slightly below this […]

Meggitt Share Price: Here are the Two Levels to Watch Next

Meggitt share price is up by about 0.40% today after the company delivered its trading update. MGGT stock is trading at 427p, which is lower than this year’s high of 480p. Background: Meggitt is a UK engineering company that provides products to the aviation industry. It provides hundreds of products […]