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What is the FTSE 100 Index?

The Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 Index, also called the FTSE 100 Index, FTSE 100, FTSE, or, informally, the " Footsie " / ˈfʊtsi /, is a share index of the 100 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange with (in principle) the highest market capitalisation.

How often are FTSE 100 & 250 companies reviewed?

For this reason, the FTSE 100 and the FTSE 250 – the 250 biggest companies – are reviewed every quarter. Essentially, the biggest companies from the FTSE 250 can be promoted, while the smallest companies in the FTSE 100 risk being relegated. Of course, it’s not quite that simple.

Is FTSE 100 a 'large cap' company?

Most importantly, however, it would need to be among the top 100 companies on the London Stock Exchange in terms of its market capitalization. Market capitalization is calculated by multiplying a company’s share price by its number of outstanding shares. The components of the FTSE 100 would broadly be viewed as ‘large cap’ companies.

What is FTSE All Share?

A merger of the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 makes up the FTSE 350 index which accounts for about 95% of all companies listed in the U.K. The FTSE Small cap Index on the other hand accounts for about 2%. Adding up FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and FTSE Small cap and you end up with FTSE All Share. Royal Dutch Shell is one of the companies listed in the FTSE 100.

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