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When beginners come into the trading world they hear words like “dax”, “footsie”, “support”, “resistance”, “forex pair” and it can all be a bit confusing. So here is a video about the FTSE 100 (pronounced “footsie one hundred”) - the 100 largest UK companies on the Financial Times Stock Exchange.
Together with our Chief Market Strategist David Jones, we go over the principles that determine which UK companies are in the index, or are substituted every three months, as well as how to understand its movements and how to trade it.
So what is the FTSE 100 index? It represents the 100 companies with the highest value on the London Stock Exchange and is responsible for the largest volume of shares being exchanged every day on the exchange. The reason for this is that FTSE 100 trading represents the best (and possibly the easiest) way to take part in the overall growth of the UK stock market.
It’s also known as the UK 100 index and can be considered as the simplest entry point to gain an understanding of the UK stock market for beginners. Index trading for beginners isn’t too different than trading forex, individual stocks or gold but it does require a certain amount of knowledge and experience of how indices work and how individual companies or groups of companies (like financial, healthcare, etc.) can impact its price.
So if you want to learn how to start stock market trading and create your own FTSE trading strategy, watch this video and subscribe to our channel for regular updates about UK 100 trading.
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In a time of increasing change and uncertainty, we must be clear on what will not change to not get distracted.
Strategic Portfolio Management.
1. Periodic evaluation and prioritization of the entire innovation portfolio.
2. Strategic and priority-based resource allocation.
On a strategic level, portfolio and resource management must be fully aligned.
3. Release and exit of innovation initiatives.
About the authors.
Dr. Ralph-Christian Ohr has been working in several innovation, division and product management functions for international, technology-based companies. His interest is aimed at organizational and personal capabilities for high innovation performance. He authors the Integrative Innovation Blog.
The Biggest Mistakes in Managing a Portfolio.
The Biggest Mistakes in Financial Planning Series.
by Harvey Jacobson, CHFC, MBA, CLU.
Investors who have remained consistent with their risk profiles through volatile markets have seen a substantial recovery in their portfolios since March 2009. Those who are truly behind are those who panicked and are now left with the decision of how to recover their losses. They can, but it is a much slower recovery.
This article published originally April 13, 2010, Los Angeles Daily News.
Managing an agile portfolio.
When the right people on the right teams have the right context, they naturally do the right thing.
Set the right context.