What is the FTSE?
When referring to the FTSE, most people are referring to the FTSE 100 which is an index of the 100 largest companies listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The index is managed by the FTSE group and each company receives a weighting based on their market capitalisation.
FTSE provide many other indices including:
- FTSE 250 – The 101st to 350th largest companies by market capitalisation on the LSE.
- FTSE 350 – The 350 largest companies by market capitalisation on the LSE. This is FTSE 100 and 250 combined.
- FTSE All Share – All eligible companies listed on the LSE. The index captures 98% of the UK’s market capitalisation.