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FTSE 100 Index Trading

FTSE 100 Index Trading Defined and Explained

The “Footsie”, or FTSE 100 Index began its life in 1984 trading a group of the 100 largest companies listed on the London Stock Exchange. The index is often seen by traders as a barometer of success of the British economy and is the leading share index in Europe. According to the FTSE Group's website the FTSE 100 companies represent about 80% of the UK share market. The name of the index comes from its origins as a joint venture between the Financial Times and the London Stock Exchange (Financial Times Stock Exchange).

FTSE 100 Index Trading Software

Ask any UK trader or general investor what trading tools or types of financial analysis he is using and you're probably going to hear a list of different technologies and methods. However, having the right tool for the job is critical. Trading software can be used to augment an existing approach by supplying an inter-market perspective. The key to an FTSE 100 trading system is its ability to forecast moving averages. One of the better FTSE 100 trading software products is VantagePoint trading software that will help “see” what is likely to happen in the index market before other traders (using only single-market analysis) catch wind of it.

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