The FTSE Gold Mines Index Series is designed to reflect the performance of the worldwide market in the shares of companies, the revenues of which are primarily derived from the mining of gold. A company's eligibility is based on it being able to consistently produce a minimum quantity of gold per annum, and on a minimum percentage of its revenues being derived from mined gold. The indices in the series are:
The indexes are suitable for benchmarking purposes and as tools in the creation of a wide variety of financial products, such as index-linked funds, exchange traded funds (ETFs) and derivatives contracts.
Index rules should be read in conjunction with supportingFTSE Russell noticesThese notices advise of advance changes in index methodology, which may not be reflected in index rules until the change effective date. The notices may also communicate revisions in index treatment in the period up to a rule change.