FTSE index – overview

What is ticker?

Ticker is used on FTSE Index pages to display the latest value data for a specific index.

On this module, you will see the information of below fields;

  • Value - Current market value of the index
  • Change percentage: Intra-day change percentage of  the price of tradable security/instrument compared to the last trading day's closing price.
  • Net variation of the value - Daily change in the price of the index, i.e. the difference between the displayed value of the index and the previous close price.
  • High / Low - The daily high is the highest price reached by the index during the day, while the daily low is the lowest price reached by the index during the day. If there has been no price change during the day then the High and Low values will be the same as the previous trading day’s close.
  • Previous close -  The last price/value of the index at the time the market closes. The closing price will be based on the results of the closing auction or the mid price of the best bid and offer prices at the time the market closes.

What is FTSE chart?

  • FTSE chart shows the share price performance of a FTSE index.
  • To improve the website user experience, we have merged old website's summary chart and interactive chart functionality into a single chart which you can simply access through an index profile.
  • All the main functionalities covering instrument comparison, chart type selection, technical analysis indicators, time period selection and etc. are now available on a single chart and most importantly the chart is now updating dynamically within trading hours. Which means that you do not have to refresh the webpage to see the chart movements.
  •  The price chart can be represented as line or candlestick.
  • You can add the below indicators;
    • Volatility - Compares the spread between a symbol’s high and low prices. It assumes that market tops are generally accompanied by decreased volatility, and that the latter stages of a market bottom are generally accompanied by decreased volatility.
    • Relative Volatility Index (RVI) - Measures the direction of volatility. The calculation is identical to the Relative Strength Index (RSI) except that the RVI measures a 10-day standard deviation of high and low prices instead of measuring period-to-period price changes.
    • Simple Moving Average -  Calculates the average value of an index’s price over a period of time. When calculating MA, a mathematical analysis of the index’s average value over a predetermined time period is made. As the index’s price changes, its average price moves up or down.
    • MACD (Moving Average Convergence / Divergence) - A technical analysis indicator that is part of the family of oscillators and is based upon the the comparison of three moving averages. The event of a MACD line crossing upwards the Signal Line is considered a purchase (bullish) indication. Conversely, when the MACD line crosses downwards the Signal Line a possible indication of selling (bearish) condition.
    • Relative Strength Index (RSI) - A popular momentum indicator, sometimes considered to signify of overbought condition (when above 70) or an oversold condition (when below 30). Thus, it reveals if a possible trend reversal might be on the way. Nonetheless, being an oscillator, many analysts only consider it when a confirmation comes from other tools such as the MACD.
    • Bollinger Bands - Plotted in the same area of the price values, and are an indication of volatility, i.e. the bands tend to become wider when the market becomes more volatile, and narrow when it is less volatile. When prices approach the upper or lower side of the band, a trend reversal might occur.
  • Different time frames can be selected from the dropdown;
    • Today
    • 1 week
    • 1 month
    • 6 months
    • 1 year (selected by default)
    • 5 years
    • Custom - You can customise the time frame by selecting a from-date and a to-date

What is index info?

Source: FTSE Russell factsheets. The definitions and calculations used in FTSE Factsheets and Monthly Index Review  documents are available here.