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: Focus on Cineworld, Compass, and United Utilities’ Earnings

FTSE 100 is on a downtrend for the third consecutive session ahead of crucial earnings by the video game company Keywords, movie theatre group Cineworld, Compass, Bellway, and water company United Utilities. On Monday, B&Q’s Kingfisher PLC released relatively strong figures. CineWorld was one of the most affected companies by […]


Kingfisher Share Price Forecast After Strong Earnings

The Kingfisher share price rallied by more than 4% after the company released the relatively strong earnings. The KGF stock is trading at 324p, which was 25% above the February low of 260p.  What happened: Kingfisher, the leading operator of home furnishing stores in the UK, reported relatively strong earnings […]

National Grid

National Grid Share Price in Focus as it Bets on EV Future

The National Grid share price is in the spotlight today as the utility company invests billions in the electric car revolution. NG shares ended the day at 829p, which was slightly higher than the intraday low of 805p.  What happened: National Grid is a power company that serves millions of […]


Rolls-Royce Share Price Could Rise by 23% to 150p Soon

The Rolls-Royce share price has been in a strong recovery even after the firm recorded a huge loss in 2020. The RR stock is trading at 122p, which is 45% above the year-to-date low of 86p.  What happened: Last week, Rolls-Royce Holdings revealed that it had made a 4.5 billion […]


AstraZeneca Share Price Forecast: Extremely Bullish Above 7,226p

AstraZeneca (AZN) share price jumped today as investors reacted to mixed information about the company. The stock rose to 7,087p, which is almost 6% above its lowest level this year.  What happened: Astrazeneca, the giant pharmaceutical company, has been in the spotlight lately. The most significant news was that the […]


NatWest Share Price Slides as FCA Launches Probe – What Next?

The NatWest (NWG) share price is in the spotlight today after the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) launched criminal investigation into the bank. NatWest was previosuly known as Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), and is one of the biggest UK banks.  What happened: In a statement today, the FCA accused the […]


Flutter Share Price: What Next if FanDuel Spin-Off Happens?

Flutter Entertainment Share Price soared yesterday after the company announced that it was considering spinning-off FanDuel, the giant American sports betting group. Flutter’s stock closed at 16,895p, which was slightly above last year’s high of 16,310p and slightly below yesterday’s high of 17,025. What happened: Flutter Entertainment has been a […]