Blue Chips

SeekingAlpha  Apr 4  Comment 
By Mitchell Clark There are a whole bunch of brand-name stocks that recently appreciated back close to their highs, many of which will soon be reporting their earnings. Despite this fact, however, it still seems like a very difficult...
Forbes  Apr 1  Comment 
As the world becomes more complex and markets less predictable, the willingness to try things and to fail - while once the feared career-ending bogey-man of the executive suite - is now a necessary component of success.
Reuters  Mar 26  Comment 
The BSE Sensex hit record highs for a third straight session on Wednesday as blue chips such as Larsen & Toubro extended recent gains bolstered by buying from foreign investors, on hopes of a recovery in the domestic economy.
SeekingAlpha  Mar 17  Comment 
By Mitchell Clark Among blue chips, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) remains one of the most attractive enterprises for long-term investors. As a benchmark stock within the entire equity universe and a conglomerate itself of healthcare businesses, it's...
MarketWatch  Mar 13  Comment 
Just four of 30 blue chips in black as Dow decline hits triple digits
SeekingAlpha  Mar 9  Comment 
By Arie Goren: I tried to create a good-yielding large-cap stock portfolio that can outperform the market by a big margin, but at the same time, would have a very low risk. The following screen shows such a promise. I have searched for highly...  Feb 20  Comment 
Regional airline says £150m share issue, which attracted several blue chip investors, allows it to invest in IT and cut leasing costs Flybe has secured a £150m boost to its balance sheet with a share issue that its management claimed has...
Reuters  Feb 12  Comment 
The BSE Sensex rose for a second consecutive day on Wednesday as blue chips rallied in line with higher global stocks, while Reliance Industries recovered from steep falls in the previous session that were seen as excessive.
Yahoo  Feb 5  Comment 
It's a yield of dreams for dividend stocks says Hank Smith of Haverford.
Reuters  Feb 5  Comment 
The Sensex and the Nifty rose on Wednesday after hitting a four-month low in the previous session as blue chips such as Tata Motors recovered on value-buying, although the outlook remains cautious given continued selling by foreign investors.


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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