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DAX

About DAX

DAX measures the performance of the Prime Standard�s 30 largest German companies in terms of order book volume and market capitalization. The index is based on prices generated in the electronic trading system Xetra. It�s calculations starts at 9:00 am and ends with the prices from the Xetra closing auction at 5:30 p.m.


FTSE

About FTSE Group

FTSE Group is an independent company whose sole business is the creation and management of indices and associated data services. FTSE has no capital markets involvement. The company originated as a joint venture between the Financial Times and the London Stock Exchange.

FTSE serves thousands of clients in 77 countries worldwide, working directly with pension plan sponsors, investment banks, brokers, consultants, fund managers, stock exchanges and data providers. It is estimated that two and a half trillion USD of assets are under management using FTSE indices.

FTSE calculates over 60,000 indices daily, including more than 600 real-time indices. The best-known indices are the FTSE UK series, which includes the FTSE 100. The fastest growing index is the FTSE Global Equity Index, which contains 7,000 companies from 48 countries, covering 98% of the world�s total investable market capitalization.

Investors use FTSE indices extensively worldwide for:
  • Investment analysis
  • Performance measurement
  • Asset allocation
  • Creating index tracking funds

With offices in London, New York, Paris, Frankfurt, Madrid, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Beijing, FTSE is calculating indices and serving clients around the clock.

FTSE does not give financial advice.

FTSE Group has worked with the United Nations Children�s Fund, UNICEF, since 1997 to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to support poverty reduction and basic healthcare for children. FTSE also has a long-standing relationship with Chicken Shed, a professional theatre company whose vision is to inclusive theatre for everyone.

About FTSE 100

FTSE 100 represents the 100 most highly capitalized blue chip companies, representing approximately 80% of the UK market. It is used extensively as a basis for investment products, such as derivatives and exchange-traded funds and is recognized as the measure for the UK financial markets.

Components of FTSE 100

The following are the components of FTSE 100.
Company Name Company Name Company Name
3i Group Alliance & Leicester Alliance UniChem
Allied Domeca Amvescap Anglo American
Antrofagasta Associated British Foods Astra Zeneca
Aviva BAA BAE Systems
BG Group BHP Billiton BOC Group
BP BPB BT Group
Barclays Boots Group British Airways
British American Tobacco British Land Co. British Sky Broadcasting Group
British American Tobacco British Land Co. British Sky Broadcasting Group
Cable & Wireless Cadbury Schweppes Capital Group
Carnival Centrica Compass Group
Daily Mail & General Trust Diageo Dixons Group
Emap Enterprise Inns Exel
Friends Provident GUS Gallaher Group
Glaxo SmithKline HBOS HSBC Holdings
Hammerson Hanson Hays
Hilton Group ITV Imperial Chemical Industries
Imperial Tobacco Group Inter Continental Hotels Group International Power
Johnson Matthey Kingfisher Land Securities Group
Legal & General Group Liberty International Lloyds TSB Group
Man Group Marks & Spencer Group Morrison(Wm) Supermarkets
National Grid Transco Next Northern Rock
O2 Old Mutual Pearson
Prudential Reckitt Benckiser Reed Elsevier
Rentokil Initial Reuters Group Rexam
Rio Tinto Rolls-Royce Group Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Group
Royal Bank of Scotland Group SABMiller Sage Group
Sainbury(J) Schroders Schroders N/V
Scottish & Newcastle Scottish & Southern Energy Scottish Power
Severn Trent Shell Transport & Trading Co. Shire Pharmaceuticals Group
Smith & Nephew Smiths Group Standard Chartered
Tate & Lyle Tesco Unilever
United Utilities Vodafone Group WPP Group
Whitbread William Hill Wolseley
Xstrata Yell Group

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