FTSE 100

CFD on Britain’s Financial Times Stock Exchange index.

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Product Type: Index CFD Market: Euronext.LIFFE
Country: United Kingdom (UK) Currency: GBP
Trading Hours: According to market Measurement Unit: Contracts
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 Description:

FTSE 100 Index (ticker: UKX) is a basket benchmark that tracks the financial performance of the 100 largest companies traded on the LSE (London Stock Exchange). The Index, which is traded in the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market, is one of the most well-known and most frequently used stock indices in the world. It began operating on 3 January, 1984 with a base level of 1000, and reached its all-time high of 6950.6 on 30 December, 1999. FTSE 100 companies represent around 81% of the market capitalization of the LSE, with the majority of these being large multinational corporations. Constituent members are determined quarterly, on the Wednesday of the month prior to March, June, September and December. Typical trading hours of the FTSE 100 run from 08:00 to 16:29 CET, the hour at which the market closing auction starts.

Companies regularly listed on the index:

Company Sector Industry
Barclays Financials Banks
BG Group Energy Oil & Gas Producers
BP plc Energy Oil & Gas Producers
British American Tobacco  Services Tobacco
GlaxoSmithKline  Healthcare Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
HSBC Holdings plc Financials Banks
Rio Tinto Group Basic Materials Industrial Metals & Mining
Royal Dutch Shell Energy Oil & Gas Producers
SABMiller plc Consumer Goods Beverages
Vodafone Group Telecommunication Services Mobile Telecommunications

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