We provide you a full list of FTSE index 100 stocks and companies below.
This video explains the effects on the SPY but what we show you can be applied to the FTSE 100 Index as well.
The FTSE (commonly pronounced 'footsie") is a London based stock exchange that looks to take the 100 largest market cap stocks into its index.
It is looked to as a gauge for economic health in the UK and watched by traders and investors along the world. You can trade on this exchange during 3am-11am eastern standard time.
Seasoned traders and investors pay close attention to the closing time, even when trading US markets. We recommend getting familiar with all all the open and close times of various stock exchanges.
The creation of the FTSE index was a combination of the "Financial Times" newspaper and the LSE, which is why it's called the Financial Times Stock Exchange or FTSE.
The "FTSE Group" manages many other indexes across multiple asset classes, including fixed income,real estate, commodities, currencies, and of course, equities (stocks).
Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF
iShares MSCI EMU ETF
iShares International Select Dividend ETF
JPMorgan BetaBuilders Europe ETF
iShares Core MSCI Europe ETF
WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund
iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF
iShares MSCI Germany ETF
SPDR EURO STOXX 50 ETF
iShares Europe ETF
Anglo American plc
Associated British Foods
Auto Trader Group
Berkeley Group Holdings
British American Tobacco
Carnival Corporation & plc
InterContinental Hotels Group
International Airlines Group
Legal & General
Lloyds Banking Group
London Stock Exchange Group
National Grid plc
Rio Tinto Group
Royal Bank of Scotland Group
Royal Dutch Shell
RSA Insurance Group
Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust
Smith & Nephew
Standard Life Aberdeen
St. James's Place plc
The stock market wouldn't be what it is today without the London Stock Exchange and the FTSE 100. There are some key things to consider with this stock index.
Brexit is the withdrawl of the UK (United Kingdom) from the EU (European Union). There was a referendum that took place in June of 2016. 52% of the people voted to leave and 48% voted to remain in the EU. Brexit has officially taken place on January 31, 2020. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party won a victory back in December 2019 during the general election.
Brexit didn't seem to phase the FTSE 100, since the market skyrocketed until around February 20, 2020 until the FTSE Index started to drop. So, what's up for the FTSE 100 after Brexit? Well, there's a new potential problem that has taken place since Brexit, and that is the Coronavirus. The Coronavirus has actually shook all markets worldwide, not just the Footsie. Read More
A lot of investors are wondering what to do now with all of the uncertainty that's taken place in the markets due to the Coronavirus. There's been a lot of panic which has caused the Footsie to take a huge drop. Work production has come to a halt in many countries, which causes rippling effects to markets around the globe.
If you're worried about your investments long term then it might be a good idea to talk to your financial adviser and discuss safer funds until the market turns around. Before you make a decision either way, it's important to look at the charts and look for reversal patterns. Don't fall for the hype of people saying the market is going to go up. It more than likely will, but it's a matter of when and it's dangerous to speculate. That's why learning the charts is so important to do. Make sure to read our latest blog post: Will Coronavirus Crash the Stock Market?
When financial advisers say that the charts don't matter, they don't know what they are talking about. The chart of the Footsies showed huge warning signs of a drastic pullback when it was overextended in February of 2020. When price gets overbought or overextended, it becomes due for a correction. So, many of times major events are predicted in the charts ahead of time.
Obviously, the average investor doesn't know what the news catalyst might be but there's warnings of things to be concerned or cautious about. Especially going into an election year in the United States. The uncertainty of election years causes many investors to become cautious due to the uncertainty of who is going to become president of the US.
Whoever becomes president in the United States will have an effect on the Footsie as well as other markets around the world. Trade is very important around the world and the sensitivity of Brexit and US relations moving forward, so it's important to keep an eye on the charts.
So, the Coronavirus and US elections are going to play a part on the FTSE 100 for probably a lot of 2020. Watch for reversal patterns and see if the buyers are going to come in and hold support levels. Again, we can't stress enough the importance of learning how to read charts over listening to hype and speculation.
There are several different ways that you can profit off of the Footsie. Two of the most popular ways are to trade options and futures. Options give you several different ways to capitalize. As the Footsie declines, you might look at naked put strategies, put debit spreads, or call credit spreads.
When the FTSE 100 has reversal patterns, you might decide to go long and do naked calls, call debit spreads, or put credit strategies. We teach how to trade these strategies within our trading service above.
Futures trading is also another popular way to make money trading the Footsie. $FTU is the symbol for futures. Futures trading allows you the ability to go long or short the FTSE 100. You can day trade or swing trade futures. Options and futures are both great strategies to make money both in bullish and bearish Footsie markets. /read]