FTSE 100

The FTSE 100 Index (INDEXFTSE: UKX) has been in existence since 1984, when it started trading at 1,000 points. The FTSE 100 Index is made up of the largest 100 UK-listed companies by market capitalisation. As a result, it contains some of the biggest companies in the world. It has an international bias versus the FTSE 250 (INDEXFTSE: MCX) and FTSE All-Share, with over two-thirds of its earnings generated from outside the UK.