Blue Chips

Wall Street Journal  Oct 23  Comment 
Several blue-chip companies have posted poor growth as their once-reliable formulas for success left them too big to switch tack quickly when market conditions changed.
Wall Street Journal  Oct 22  Comment 
Blue-chip companies are posting poor growth as their once-reliable formulas for success left them too big to switch tack quickly when market conditions changed.
Motley Fool  Oct 13  Comment 
Buying companies on their way to becoming the next blue chip stocks can be enormously profitable. Considering its leadership position in the promising online travel industry and its extraordinary financial strength, stock may easily...
The Australian  Sep 28  Comment 
LOCAL investors are preparing for further falls in blue chip shares and the Australian dollar.
SeekingAlpha  Sep 24  Comment 
By Brad Thomas: A few days ago I wrote an article titled "Now Is The Time To Maintain a Tactical Approach To Blue Chip REITs". Most of the readers agreed with my selection of stalwart companies; however, a few weren't happy with my inclusion of...
Reuters  Sep 22  Comment 
The Nifty rose modestly on Monday to notch its fourth consecutive session of gains, led by blue chips that have under-performed recently such as Tata Motors and Oil and Natural Gas Corp, although the mood was broadly cautious.
Forbes  Sep 19  Comment 
CEOS are ‘going bananas’ over share buybacks that handily increase their own bonuses while undermining their firms' future
MarketWatch  Sep 18  Comment 
Dow up 100 points as blue chips join Nasdaq in notching intraday high
SeekingAlpha  Sep 15  Comment 
By Brad Thomas: In August 2013 I decided that it was time for me to "put my money where my mouth is" and so I started buying REIT shares. Having "one foot in" and "one foot out" was becomingly an increasingly difficult task and so I got out my...


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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