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


FTSE 100: Symmetrical Triangle Suggests 7,300 As Upside Target

The FTSE 100 index continues its bullish run as the consolidation at the 7,000 appears to have ended. The market formed a symmetrical triangle that looks like a continuation pattern, and the measured move suggests 7,300 sooner rather than later. What is interesting is that the strength in the British […]

Kingfisher Share Price Has Slumped After Earnings – What Next?

The Kingfisher share price is struggling for the second straight day after the company reported strong quarterly earnings. The KGF stock is down by more than 2%, becoming the worst performer in the FTSE 100 index.  What happened: On Thursday, Kingfisher said that its revenue for the first quarter jumped […]

FTSE 100: Sea of Red in London as Mining Stocks Lead Declines

The FTSE 100 index retreated in early trading as the market reflected on the strong inflation data from the United Kingdom. The index also fell as commodity prices retreated. Other global indices like the Nasdaq 100, DAX, and CAC 40 index also declined sharply.  FTSE 100 news: The FTSE index […]

Burberry Share Price Sinks After Earnings – Buy the Dip?

The Burberry share price crashed by more than 7% after the fashion company reported mixed financial results. It is trading at 1,936p, making it the worst performer in the FTSE 100 index. Other laggards in the index are commodity companies like Rio Tinto, Royal Dutch Shell, BP, Anglo American, and […]