What is the UK100 index?

The UK100 – or Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) 100 – is one of the most popular stock market indices in the world for traders. The liquidity and volatility of the UK100 index allows it to present traders with dynamic opportunities for speculating on the UK100 price with contracts for difference (CFDs), without owning any underlying assets.

Who maintains the FTSE 100 Index?

The FTSE Group, which is a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange is tasked with the responsibility of maintaining the index. The London Stock exchange runs other indexes in addition to the FTSE 100, such as FTSE 250 and FTSE 350 all of which paint a unique picture of the overall stock market.

What indexes are on the London Stock Exchange?

The London Stock exchange runs other indexes in addition to the FTSE 100, such as FTSE 250 and FTSE 350 all of which paint a unique picture of the overall stock market. The FTSE 100 lists the top 100 companies by market cap, listed on the London Stock Exchange.

How is the FTSE 100 weighted?

Once deemed eligible for the FTSE 100, a company’s weighting would need to be calibrated. The FTSE 100 is weighted by free-float adjusted market capitalization. This is different from full market cap, as it only takes into account floating stock, i.e. those shares that are freely available to trade, and not restricted or closely held stock.