An index is a theoretical portfolio of securities that might include the shares of companies of a particular size, in the same geographic area, or in the same industry sector.
For example, the FTSE 100 comprises the top 100 UK companies measured by market capitalisation (the price of their shares multiplied by the number of shares in circulation).
The relative market capitalisation of a company determines their weighting within the UK100. For example, 1% change in the price of Royal Dutch Shell will impact the UK100 more than a 1% change in Tullow Oil as Shell has a larger market capitalisation.
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