FTSE MID 250 Index
What is the FTSE Mid 250 Index?
It’s a stock market index made up of the UK’s next largest companies after the top 100 quoted on the London Stock Exchange. It comprises 250 mid-cap businesses not big enough to be included in the FTSE 100.
Where have you heard about the FTSE Mid 250 Index?
The FTSE 250 is widely followed, and you’ll see it on most financial websites. It features many well-known British companies, including the AA, Cineworld, Greggs, Ladbrokes, Tate & Lyle and WH Smith.
What you need to know about the FTSE Mid 250 Index.
The FTSE 250, which is calculated in real-time, is seen by many analysts as a better gauge of the UK economy than the FTSE 100 as it includes smaller, more domestic-focused companies.
The index represents about 15% of UK market capitalisation, and is reviewed on a quarterly basis every March, June, September and December. It’s used as a performance benchmark for some tracker funds, and is maintained by FTSE Russell, a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange Group.