FTSE 100

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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 Rebounds from 4 – Month Lows

FTSE 100 Rebounds from 4 – Month Lows

FTSE 100 started the session higher after indexes began trading at about 9:40 a.m. London time amid the longest outage in 8 years as investor’s worries on US – China trade tensions ease. On the technical side FTSE 100 rebounds from four month lows as the short term outlook has [...]
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FTSE 100 Ignores UK GDP Figures and Climbs

Earlier this month, the FTSE 100 was on its way to the August 2018 high of 7793 but President Trump announcing fresh tariffs sent the FTSE 100, and other global stock market indices lower. Since that initial drop in the index, it has stabilized just above the June low of [...]
FTSE 100 Rebounds From Two Month Lows

FTSE 100 Rebounds From Two Month Lows

FTSE 100 rebounds from two month lows adding 0.86% at 7,231 as Chinese central bank moved to stabilize USDCNH; a move that ease investors worries about further escalation in US-China trade war tensions. On the technical side FTSE 100 today breached above the 50 day moving average at 7,185 giving [...]
FTSE 100 at Two Month Lows on US-China Worries

FTSE 100 at Two Month Lows on US-China Worries

FTSE 100 underperforms its European peers for one more day giving up 2.05 percent at 7,255 mirroring Asian Indices, amid US-China trade war escalation. The USDCNH rose to 6.9865 earlier today the highest level since 2017. On the technical side FTSE 100 today breached the 100 day moving average and [...]
FTSE 100 Trades Lower Ahead of Fed

FTSE 100 Trades Lower Ahead of Fed

FTSE 100 underperforms its European peers today giving up 0.54 percent at 7,604 as US-China negotiations finished early, although there was reportedly a "willingness to continue discussions". FTSE 100 has totally discounted the Johnson election and now the focus turns on the Brexit strategy that Johnson will follow. On the...

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FTSE 100 in Red As Boris Johnson Moves to Number 10

FTSE 100 in Red As Boris Johnson Moves to Number 10

FTSE 100 underperforms its European peers today giving up 0.89 percent at 7,488 as investors wait Boris Johnson first speech as Prime Minister. FTSE 100 has totally discounted the Johnson election and now the focus turns on the Brexit strategy that Johnson will follow. On the technical side FTSE 100 [...]