FTSE 100 (UK100)

Why Trade FTSE 100 ‏(UK100) with XM?

At XM we offer FTSE 100 ‏(UK100) as cash and futures CFDs. Our cash index CFDs are undated transactions that aim to replicate the cash price of the underlying index, and so they are adjusted for interest and dividends. Index futures CFDs expire on specific future dates and are cash-settled on the expiry date.

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About FTSE 100 ‏(UK100)

The FTSE 100 (UK100) stock index stands for Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 Index, encompassing the 100 companies with the highest market capitalization listed on the London Stock Exchange. Started in 1984, the index is maintained and also calculated by the British provider of stock market indices and related data services, the FTSE Group, which is owned by the London Stock Exchange.

The FTSE 100 (UK100) index is considered to be a gauge of prosperity for UK company law regulated businesses. The 100 companies it represents are the largest in the UK (with the majority of them being international), and they make up about 81% of the entire market capitalization of the London Stock Exchange. Although the index consists of 100 companies, it includes 101 listings.

Trading Conditions

UK100 Cash

Margin requirement 1 %
Spreads as low as 1.5
SymbolsUK100Cash
DescriptionUK 100
Min. Price Fluctuation0.01000
Value of Minimum Price FluctuationGBP 0.01
Value of 1 lot1 UK 100 index
Max Trade Size100
Swap Value in Margin Currency Long-0.72
Swap Value in Margin Currency Short-0.45
Limit and Stop Levels3

UK100 Future

Margin requirement 1 %
Spreads as low as 3
SymbolsUK100
DescriptionUK 100
Min. Price Fluctuation0.05000
Value of Minimum Price FluctuationGBP 0.05
Value of 1 lot1 UK 100 index
Max Trade Size100
Limit and Stop Levels4
Trading time (server time) 01:05-23:15,23:30-23:55 (GMT +2)
** Only if Margin Level is over 100%

The FTSE 100 ‏(UK100) Companies

  • 3I Group
  • Admiral Group
  • Anglo American
  • Antofagasta
  • Ashtead Group
  • Associated British Foods
  • AstraZeneca
  • Aviva
  • Babcock International
  • BAE Systems
  • Barclays
  • Barratt Developments
  • BHP Billiton
  • BP
  • British American Tobacco
  • British Land Company
  • BT Group
  • Bunzl
  • Burberry
  • Carnival
  • Centrica
  • Coca Cola HBC
  • Compass
  • ConvaTec
  • CRH
  • Croda
  • DCC
  • Diageo
  • Direct Line Insurance
  • easyJet
  • Experian
  • Fresnillo
  • G4S
  • GKN
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Glencore
  • Hammerson
  • Hargreaves Lansdown
  • HSBC Holdings
  • Imperial Brands
  • Informa PLC
  • InterContinental Hotels
  • International Consolidated Airlines
  • Intertek Group
  • ITV
  • J Sainsbury
  • Johnson Matthey
  • Kingfisher
  • Land Securities
  • Legal & General
  • Lloyds Banking
  • London Stock Exchange
  • Marks and Spencer
  • Mediclinic Int
  • Merlin Entertainments
  • Micro Focus
  • Mondi
  • National Grid
  • Next
  • Old Mutual
  • Paddy Power Betfair
  • Pearson
  • Persimmon
  • Provident Financial
  • Prudential
  • Randgold Resources
  • Reckitt Benckiser
  • Relx
  • Rentokil Initial
  • Rio Tinto
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Royal Dutch Shell
  • Royal Mail
  • RSA Insurance Group
  • Sage Group
  • Schroders
  • Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust
  • SEGRO
  • Severn Trent
  • Shire
  • Sky
  • Smith & Nephew
  • Smiths Group
  • Smurfit Group
  • SSE
  • St. James's Place
  • Standard Chartered
  • Standard Life
  • Taylor Wimpey
  • Tesco
  • TUI
  • Unilever
  • United Utilities
  • Vodafone
  • Whitbread
  • WM Morrison Supermarkets
  • Wolseley
  • Worldpay
  • WPP

How to Start Trading FTSE 100 ‏(UK100)?

Step 1

Open an XM Real Account


Step 2

Download and login to the MT5 platform


Step 3

Double-click on FTSE 100 ‏(UK100) from the “Market Watch” to open an order for this instrument.

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