The FTSE100 index is a share index of the 100 largest capitalised companies listed on the London Stock Exchange. The FTSE100 price is calculated based several factors of each individual company all added together. The formula for the index price is sumof(Price of Stock * Number of shares) * Free float factor / Index Divisor.
The Free float factor is the amount of shares that are available for trading as a percentage of all issued shares. This is then rounded up to the nearest 5% for calculation purposes.

 

Created in 1984 the FTSE 100 started with a base level of 1000 and reached it’s highest value to date of 6950.6 in December 1999. The FTSE 100 fell dramatically during the recent 2007-2010 financial crisis reaching lows below 3500. It has since recovered to highest level since 2008.

 

The FTSE 100 Index is also know as ‘FTSE 100′, ‘FTSE’ or the ‘footsie’.

 

Most spread betting firms refer to the FTSE 100 as the UK 100 or something similar. The latest value of the FTSE 100 can be seen in the SpreadCo widget on the right of this page. Remember they refer to it as the UK 100.

 

FTSE100 – How Can I trade it?

Trading the FTSE100 index used to be only for the city boys. These days it could not be easier. All the Spread Betting firms that I know of will allow you to trade the FTSE 100. How I said they may refer to it as the UK 100 but is basically the same thing. The only price you pay to spread bet the index is the spread. Currently SpreadCo offer one of the tightest spreads** for the FTSE 100 at 0.8^^ points. If you decide to give trading the FTSE 100 a go then please proceed with caution, especially if your new to trading.

 

FTSE 100 Constituents

Listed be low are all the companies that currently make up the FTSE 100 index.

 

  • 3i
  • admiral group
  • aggreko
  • amec
  • anglo american
  • antofagasta
  • arm holdings
  • associated british foods
  • astrazeneca
  • autonomy corporation
  • aviva
  • bae systems
  • bg group
  • bhp billiton
  • bp
  • bt group
  • barclays
  • british american tobacco
  • british land company
  • british sky broadcasting group
  • burberry group
  • cairn energy
  • capita group
  • capital shopping centres group
  • carnival
  • centrica
  • compass group
  • diageo
  • essar energy
  • eurasian natural resources corporation
  • experian
  • fresnillo
  • g4s
  • gkn
  • glaxosmithkline
  • glencore international
  • hsbc
  • hammerson
  • hargreaves lansdown
  • icap
  • imi
  • itv
  • imperial tobacco
  • inmarsat
  • international airlines group
  • intercontinental hotels group
  • international power
  • intertek group
  • investec
  • johnson matthey
  • kazakhmys
  • kingfisher
  • land securities group
  • legal & general
  • lloyds banking group
  • lonmin
  • man group
  • marks & spencer
  • wm morrison supermarkets
  • national grid
  • next
  • old mutual
  • pearson
  • petrofac
  • prudential
  • rsa insurance group
  • randgold resources
  • reckitt benckiser
  • reed elsevier
  • resolution
  • rexam
  • rio tinto group
  • rolls-royce group
  • royal bank of scotland group
  • royal dutch shell
  • sabmiller
  • sage group
  • j sainsbury
  • schroders
  • scottish and southern energy
  • serco group
  • severn trent
  • shire
  • smith & nephew
  • smiths group
  • standard chartered bank
  • standard life
  • tesco
  • tui travel
  • tullow oil
  • unilever
  • united utilities
  • vedanta resources
  • vodafone
  • wpp group
  • weir group
  • whitbread
  • wolseley
  • wood group
  • xstrata

 

**while I’ve made every effort to keep this information up to date there maybe times when it is not. If you spot anything that is incorrect please let me know and I will update is as soon as possible.
^^ SpreadCos spreads are subject to change and spread betting beginner cannot guarantee this spread quoted here will always be available.