FTSE enhances real-time index calculation service

Source: FTSE Group

FTSE Group ("FTSE"), the award winning global index provider, today announces that it has enhanced its real time index calculation service on select FTSE blue chip indices with corresponding real time total return indices (TRI), which are now available on a streaming, intra-second basis through real-time market data vendors and other trading platforms.

With the launch of the enhanced real time service, FTSE now provides users access to the fastest index calculations and the broadest range of real time total return index data. The enhanced service includes 88 streaming FTSE blue chip indices including the widely tracked FTSE 100, FTSE MIB, FTSE/Xinhua China 25 and FTSE/Xinhua A50. Prior to this enhancement, FTSE real time indices were updated every 15 seconds and TRI values were available only on an end-of-day basis.

FTSE's real time, streaming indices provide a better reflection of market activity when trading underlying derivatives, ETFs and stocks in a FTSE index, and the ability to respond to market events more rapidly. Real time TRI values allow investor to make intra-day valuations of their index portfolios.

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