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FTSE 100 Index

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About FTSE 100 Index

The UK Financial Times Stock Exchange 100, more commonly known as the FTSE 100 or 'Footsie', is an index of share prices of the largest 100 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) by market capitalization. The index was launched on January 3, 1984 at a base value of 1000, and the index level is calculated in real-time. The FTSE 100 represents approximately 81% of the entire market capitalization of the LSE, and even though it doesn't encompass the whole market, it is widely viewed as the best indicator of the heath of UK stocks. In recent years, however, given the uptick in international companies counted in the FTSE 100, this particular market index is no longer viewed as the best health indicator of the UK economy - that goes to the FTSE 250, which has a smaller proportion of multinationals among its constituents.

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FTSE 100 Index is just a number that lets you track performance of the instruments comprising the index, so you can't invest in it directly. But you can buy FTSE 100 Index futures or funds or invest in its components.
The lowest ever quote of FTSE 100 Index is 1 515.00 USD. It was reached on Nov 10, 1987.
FTSE 100 Index reached its highest quote on Apr 12, 20248 064.01 USD.