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April 12, 2022 0 comments
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The ‘Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 Index’ contains 100 different companies that have the highest market cap in the London Stock Exchange.

The FTSE 100 was established back in 1984 and takes advantage of the cap-weighted format to list 100 top-tier companies that are currently listed.


The FTSE 100 has an excellent track record for growth and continues to be one of the most popular investment funds for investors.

There were some changes to the list of companies in the FTSE 100 back in mid-September, so this index fund has some new additions to its portfolio.

These additions include Meggitt, Morrison’s, and Dechra Pharmaceuticals.

With three new additions, that also means that three companies had to be removed from the FTSE 100.

These companies include Weir Group, ITV, and Just Eat Takeaway.

List of FTSE 100 Companies 

Each of the 100 companies are consistently evaluated on a regular basis to ensure they still meet all of the qualifications to be listed on the FTSE 100.

Periodically, some companies may be added or removed to rebalance the index fund’s portfolio.

Sorted by Alphabetical Order  (Source)

Symbol Company Industry
III 3i Financial Services
ABDN Abrdn Financial Services
ADM Admiral Group Non Life Insurance
AAL Anglo American plc Mining
ANTO Antofagasta Mining
AHT Ashtead Group Support Services
ABF Associated British Foods Food Producers
AZN AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
AUTO Auto Trader Group Media
AVST Avast Software & Computer Services
AVV Aveva Software & Computer Services
AV. Aviva Life Insurance
BME B&M Retailers
BA. BAE Systems Aerospace & Defence
BARC Barclays Banks
BDEV Barratt Developments Household Goods & Home Construction
BKG Berkeley Group Holdings Household Goods & Home Construction
BHP BHP Mining
BP. BP Oil & Gas Producers
BATS British American Tobacco Tobacco
BLND British Land Real Estate Investment Trusts
BT.A BT Group Fixed Line Telecommunications
BNZL Bunzl Support Services
BRBY Burberry Personal Goods
CCH Coca-Cola HBC Beverages
CPG Compass Group Support Services
CRH CRH plc Construction & Materials
CRDA Croda International Chemicals
DCC DCC plc Support Services
DGE Diageo Beverages
ENT Entain Travel & Leisure
EVR Evraz Industrial Metals & Mining
EXPN Experian Support Services
FERG Ferguson plc Support Services
FLTR Flutter Entertainment Travel & Leisure
FRES Fresnillo Mining
GSK GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
GLEN Glencore Mining
HLMA Halma Electronic & Electrical Equipment
HL. Hargreaves Lansdown Financial Services
HIK Hikma Pharmaceuticals Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
IHG IHG Hotels & Resorts Travel & Leisure
IMB Imperial Brands Tobacco
INF Informa Media
ICP Intermediate Capital Group Investment Services
IAG International Airlines Group Travel & Leisure
ITRK Intertek Support Services
ITV ITV plc Media
JD. JD Sports General Retailers
JMAT Johnson Matthey Chemicals
KGF Kingfisher Retailers
LAND Land Securities Real Estate Investment Trusts
LGEN Legal & General Life Insurance
LLOY Lloyds Banking Group Banks
LSEG London Stock Exchange Group Financial Services
MNG M&G Asset Managers
MGGT Meggitt Aerospace & Defence
MRO Melrose Industries Automobiles & Parts
MNDI Mondi Forestry & Paper
MRW Morrisons Food & Drug Retailers
NG. National Grid plc Gas, Water & Multiutilities
NWG NatWest Group Banks
NXT Next plc General Retailers
OCDO Ocado Group Food & Drug Retailers
PSON Pearson plc Media
PSH Pershing Square Holdings Financial Services
PSN Persimmon plc Household Goods & Home Construction
PHNX Phoenix Group Life Insurance
POLY Polymetal International Precious Metals & Mining
PRU Prudential plc Life Insurance
RKT Reckitt Household Goods & Home Construction
RTO Rentokil Initial Support Services
RMV Rightmove Media
RIO Rio Tinto Mining
RR. Rolls-Royce Holdings Aerospace & Defence
RDSA Royal Dutch Shell Oil & Gas Producers
RMG Royal Mail Industrial Transportation
SGE Sage Group Software & Computer Services
SBRY Sainsbury’s Food & Drug Retailers
SDR Schroders Financial Services
SMT Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Equity Investment Instruments
SGRO Segro Real Estate Investment Trusts
SVT Severn Trent Gas, Water & Multiutilities
SMDS DS Smith General Industrials
SMIN Smiths Group General Industrials
SN. Smith & Nephew Health Care Equipment & Services
SKG Smurfit Kappa General Industrials
SPX Spirax-Sarco Engineering Industrial Engineering
SSE SSE plc Electricity
STAN Standard Chartered Banks
STJ St. James’s Place plc Financial Services
TW. Taylor Wimpey Household Goods & Home Construction
TSCO Tesco Food & Drug Retailers
ULVR Unilever Personal Goods
UU. United Utilities Gas, Water & Multiutilities
VOD Vodafone Group Mobile Telecommunications
WTB Whitbread Retail hospitality
WPP WPP plc Media

Risk Management

The FTSE 100 has an excellent reputation with investors for being a high-potential investment with limited risk.

By investing in 100 of the best companies listed in the London Stock Exchange, investors are getting exposure to a diverse portfolio of companies that all show excellent potential for the future.

FAQs about the FTSE 100

Here are some of the answers to the most-frequently asked questions about the FTSE 100.

Investors should evaluate these questions so that they have a full understanding of the fund before investing in it with their own money.

Is the FTSE 100 considered to be a risky investment?

There is no such thing as a ‘no-risk’ investment. When you put your own money on the line, there’s always a percentage of risk that comes along with it.

With that being said, the FTSE 100 has been around since 1984 and has always generated a solid return on an annual basis.

How often does the portfolio composition change in the FTSE 100?

Companies are rebalanced and adjusted periodically in the FTSE 100.

You might see changes to the FTSE 100’s portfolio a few times per year, usually around the end of a quarter.

It’s relatively normal for a few companies to be replaced per year, although it can be more or less depending on certain circumstances.

What’s the average annual return for the FTSE 100 over the last ten years?

The average annual return for the FTSE 100 over the last decade has been approximately 7.5%.

This is a solid amount of growth for investors and the fund has been extremely consistent in generating this amount of returns on an annual basis.

Final Thoughts

The FTSE 100 could be an excellent choice for a long-term investment if you are starting to plan out your financial future.

The FTSE 100 has been around for 37 years and has continuously listed 100 of the best-performing companies over the course of its existence.

This is one of the reasons that so many investors place their financial trust into an index like the FTSE 100.

Trade safe!

Disclaimer: The information above is for educational purposes only and should not be treated as investment advice. The strategy presented would not be suitable for investors who are not familiar with exchange traded options. Any readers interested in this strategy should do their own research and seek advice from a licensed financial adviser.



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