Blue Chips

Motley Fool  Nov 30  Comment 
If you seek big, established companies well-positioned to weather any financial storm, look no further.
BBC News  Nov 26  Comment 
Just Eat food delivery firm on course to join the ranks of Britain's biggest companies this week.
The Economic Times  Nov 8  Comment 
The blue-chip CSI300 index fell 0.2 per cent to 4,048.01 points, before climbing to a 27-month high.
The Economic Times  Oct 27  Comment 
The three-week rising streak in blue chips has also been fuelled by signs of economic resilience in the world's second-biggest economy.
The Economic Times  Oct 26  Comment 
The blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.4 per cent, to 3,993.58, while the Shanghai Composite Index added 0.3 per cent to 3,407.57 points.
MarketWatch  Oct 24  Comment 
This real-estate agent has a novel way to spend his next windfall.


Blue chips refer to stocks of very well known companies. While there is no exact definition in terms of revenue or market capitalization, these companies sell widely used products or services, are internationally recognized and are financially stable. Generally, all the stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average are considered to be blue chips. Other examples of blue chip stocks include Berkshire Hathaway and Royal Dutch Shell.

Blue chip stocks are generally less volatile than other stocks, and are considered to be "defensive" stocks. Due to their stable profitability, these companies, on average, also last longer. However, it does not mean that blue chip stocks do not fail. For example: Ford and Lehman Brothers were both considered to be blue chip stocks at some point.

The name is derived from the chip color in a poker table (blue being the most valuable chip).

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