Blue Chips

Forbes  Jan 5  Comment 
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The Economic Times  Dec 14  Comment 
The feminine hygiene business has been growing in double digits for 13 years, while Vicks has been consistently increasing its market share (currently 38%39%).
The Economic Times  Nov 9  Comment 
Wednesday provided one such big opportunity for investors on Dalal Street. Unfortunately, for many it ended up being a missed opportunity.
Benzinga  Sep 28  Comment 
As a new investor, you have a lot of investing and trading terms thrown at you and it’s hard to keep track of them all. Luckily, we’re here to help simplify things for you! You may have heard of the term “Blue Chip Stock,” but what is it...
The Economic Times  Sep 15  Comment 
The mid-cap index rose 1.3% and the small-cap index gained 1.2% as investors continued to prefer smaller shares after the recent sell-off despite worries about rich valuations.


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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