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 […]
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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In a lackluster trading month, the FTSE 100 managed to eke out a gain of just +0.49%. A loss of momentum may point to lower prices ahead. After a solid start to May, the UK’s benchmark index could not hold the gains and chopped lower for the remainder of the […]
The FTSE 100 index is up for the second consecutive day as stocks rebound. Futures tied to the index have jumped by 0.30% on Monday morning. This is in line with what other global index futures like the Dow Jones, S&P 500, and Nasdaq 100 index have done, having risen […]
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 […]
The FTSE 100 index futures are bouncing back as investors prepare for a busy trading session that will see key British companies like National Grid, easyJet, and Royal Mail publish their earnings. The index is trading at £6,990, which is slightly above yesterday’s £6,885. Footsie news: The FTSE index is […]
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 […]
The FTSE 100 index is retreating as traders wait for important corporate earnings from the UK. Futures tied to the index are down by 0.30% and are trading at £7,032. Other global futures are also down, with the Dow Jones, S&P 500, and Nasdaq 100 indices falling by about 0.10%. […]
The U.K’s FTSE 100 index broke down through key technical levels last week only to recover them as the Fed poured cold water on rate rise fears. Despite the U.K reporting better-than-expected GDP figures for the first quarter, traders were focused more on what was going on across the pond. […]
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 […]
The FTSE 100 index has retreated for the third straight day even after the relatively impressive economic data from the United Kingdom. Futures tied to the index have dropped by 0.30%. Other global indices like the Hang Seng and Nikkei 225 index have also dropped. FTSE 100 news: The biggest […]