The FTSE 100 index is set to open higher as several mining giants publish their trading updates. It is also rising as the US earnings season goes on and as traders wait for more stimulus from the United States. It is trading at £6,733, which is slightly above this week’s […]
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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The FTSE 100 index is wavering ahead of key earnings reports this week. The Footsie is trading at £6,715, which is slightly above last week’s low of £6,677. Other major global indices like the CAC 40, Dow Jones, and Nasdaq 100 are mixed, with US stocks rising ahead of Joe […]
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 […]
US futures are in the red today as the country is celebrating the Martin Luther King day. Still, investors are focused on this week’s earnings barrage from the US. The Dow Jones, S&P 500, and Nasdaq 100 futures are all down by more than 0.25%. The fear and greed index […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
IAG share price is unfazed by the recent privacy class-action lawsuit that was filed this week. The shares ended the day at 162p, which is 12% above where it started the year at. It was also one of the most heavily-traded stocks according to data compiled by Hargreaves Lansdown. What […]
The Hang Seng index is pointing lower as investors react to the latest acts by Donald Trump to target some of its constituents. The index is trading at $28,470, which is close to the highest point in January last year. Similarly, in Asia, the Nikkei 225 is down by 0.65% […]
The FTSE 100 is rallying today ahead of the important stimulus speech by Joe Biden. The index is trading at £6,770, which is slightly below this year’s high of £6,975. The focus will be on Tesco, Whitbread, Hays, and DuneIm that will publish their trading statements. Tesco share price in […]