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Great site Kenny.

Technical Analysis written in a straightforward way so that everyone understands.

There's only a small few who get it consistantly correct and you are certainly in that group. Chris

Thanks for putting this all together and sharing! BHW

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Thanks for sharing.

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The Ftse 100 Companies

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The Ftse 100 Companies

The Ftse 100 companies are generally the top 100 companies by market capitalization listed on the London Stock Exchange, and include some of the worlds best known household names. Ftse 100 constituents include companies such as HSBC, Bp, Vodafone, British and American Tobacco, etc...

Inclusion into the stock Index is not automatic and to be included into the Ftse 100 Index, potential constituents must also meet certain criteria laid down by the Index rules and it could be that although a stocks market capitalization has risen and qualifies it for entry, it could be judged that its current level of share price is unlikely to be maintained, and as such it may fail to be included initially.

Short term fluctuations in share prices mean that there will always be a few companies who could be considered to be included but stability of the index is maintained by the committee of experts who manage the Ftse 100 index.

List of the Ftse 100 Companies
(Correct at time of publication Aug 2012)

Company / ID Code

AB Food  /  ABF
Aberdeen Asset Management / ADN
Admiral Group  /  ADM
Aggreko  /  AGK
Amec  /  AMEC
Anglo American  /  AAL
Antofagasta  /  ANTO
Arm Holdings  /  ARM
Ashmore  /  ASHM
AstraZeneca  /  AZN
Aviva  /  AV.
Babcock Intl  /  BAB
BAE Systems  /  BA.
Barclays  /  BARC
BG Group  /  BG.
BHP Billiton  /  BLT
BP  /  BP.
British American Tobacco  /  BATS
British Land Co  /  BLND
BSkyB  /  BSY
BT Group  /  BT.A
Bunzl  /  BNZL
Burberry Group  /  BRBY
Capita Group  /  CPI
Capital Shopping Centres Grp  / CSCG
Carnival  /  CCL
Centrica  /  CNA
Compass Group  /  CPG
Croda Intl  /  CRDA
Diagio  /  DGE
Eurasian Natural Resources  /  ENRC
Evraz  /  EVR
Experian  /  EXPN
Fresnillo  /  FRES
G4S  /  GFS
GlaxoSmithKline  /  GSK
Glencore  /  GLEN
Hammerson  /  HMSO
Hargreaves Lansdown  /  HL.
HSBC Holdings  /  HSBA
Imperial Tobacco Group  /  IMT
InterContinental Hotels Grp  /  IHG
Intertek Group  /  ITRK
International Consolidated Airlines / IAG
Johnson Matthey  /  JMAT
Kazakhmys  /  KAZ

Company / ID Code

Kingfisher  /  KGF
Land Securities Group  /  LAND
Legal & General Group  /  LGEN
Lloyds Banking Group  /  LLOY
Marks & Spencer Group  /  MKS
Meggitt  /  MGGT
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets  /  MRW
National Grid  /  NG.
Next  /  NXT
Old Mutual  /  OML
Pearson  /  PSON
Pennon Grp  /  PNN
Petrofac  /  PFC
Polymet Intl  /  POLY
Prudential  /  PRU
Randgold Resources  /  RRS
Reckitt Benckiser Group  /  RB.
Reed Elsevier  /  REL
Resolution  /  RSL
Rexam  /  REX
Rio Tinto  /  RIO
Rolls-Royce Group  /  RR.
Royal Bank Of Scotland Grp  /  RBS
Royal Dutch Shell A  /  RDSA
Royal Dutch Shell B  /  RDSB
RSA Insurance Grp  /  RSA
SABMiller  /  SAB
Sage Group  /  SGE
Sainsbury (J)  /  SBRY
Schroders  /  SDR
Serco Group  /  SRP
Severn Trent  /  SVT
Shire  /  SHP
Smith & Nephew  /  SN.
Smiths Group  /  SMIN
Standard Chartered  /  STAN
Standard Life  /  SL.
Tate & Lyle  /  TATE
Tesco  /  TSCO
Tullow Oil  /  TLW
Unilever  /  ULVR
United Utilities Group  /  UU.
Vedanta Resources  /  VED
Vodafone Group  /  VOD
Weir Group  /  WEIR
Whitbread  /  WTB
Wolseley  /  WOS
Xstrata  /  XTA

Who Decides What Stocks go into the FTSE 100 Index

The constituents of the Ftse 100 index are the largest 100 companies by capitalization listed on the London Stock Exchange. The list of Ftse 100 companies is reviewed quarterly and those Ftse 100 companies that have seen their share market capitalization fall may be replaced in the index by the ones that have seen their capitalization raised up into the top 100, providing they meet the indexes rules.

Inclusion into the Ftse 100 index is very prestigious and can lead to a boost for shareholders of a company as the Footsie 100  indexes funds and trackers may have to increase their shareholding to maintain their balance and their ability to mirror the indexes movements when a new company is admitted in to it. Conversely the outgoing Ftse 100 companies can see a drop in value as their shares are offloaded.

Share prices can seem to contradict this as investors preempt the move and position themselves ahead of the official announcement.

The quarterly reviews are conducted by  Independent committees of experts are who ultimately decide which stocks are included into the Footsie 100 index, and which ones are dropped.


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Ftse Sectors / Footsie 100 Index Sectors

The Ftse 100 companies are also categorized into the different Ftse sectors according to their nature of business. These are different groups of companies within the indexes with a similar type of business.

Comparing the performance of the individual Ftse sectors themselves can also help to identify potential investment opportunities if any are lagging the trend. Comparing the individual constituents within the same sector can help to identify those companies whose share prices may be under performing or represent a value investment.

The Ftse index sectors themselves can be traded. This is another way of targeting a particular area of the market that may be expected to out perform the wider market, rather than trading an individual footsie 100 share that may or may not do well within that group of related stocks. Find out more about Trading the Ftse sectors at Capital Spreads.

Ftse Sectors / Footsie 100 Index Sectors
Aerospace & Defence
Construction & Materials
Electronic & Electrical Equipment
Equity Investment Instruments
Fixed Line Telecoms
Food & Drug Retailers
Food Producers
FTSE Mid 250
General Retailers
Healthcare Equipment and Services
Household Goods & Home Construction
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Transportation
Leisure, Entertainment and Hotels
Life Assurance
Mobile Telecoms
Non-life Insurance
Oil & Gas Produers
Oil Equipment & Services
Personal Goods
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
Real Estate Investment Trusts
Speciality Finance
Software & Computer Services
Support Services
Technology Hardware & Equipment


SEDOL Masterfile (SMF) is the official codes used by the LSE to identify global securities which are issued one per country for each place of listing or trade. Each SEDOL is partnered with a Market Identification Code which also creates a unique market level identifier. The LSE  provides reference data on the millions of global multi-asset securities identified in the market by its unique SEDOL code. The SEDOL Masterfile database can be accessed and searched online at

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