Blue Chips

Forbes  Feb 20  Comment creates a proprietary ''DividendRank'' by screening through our coverage universe of large cap, dividend paying stocks, to look at a variety of data — dividend history & yield, book value, quarterly earnings — and comparing...
The Times of India  Feb 16  Comment 
Holding a portfolio of stocks for life is not a sure-fire way to riches.
The Straits Times  Feb 10  Comment 
February 11, 2015 1:15 AM SELECTED buying of blue chips helped the local stock market to stay in the black yesterday.
Yahoo  Jan 29  Comment 
Over the past five years, total profits of the Dow 30 members surged by more than 42% -- and most of the bounty from this corporate renaissance has gone to investors.
Wall Street Journal  Jan 11  Comment 
Ahead of the Tape: Groucho Marx didn’t want to join a club that would accept him as a member. Alcoa was better off after getting kicked out of one that no longer wanted it.
Forbes  Jan 7  Comment 
To be pessimistic on U.S. stocks in the coming months through September, you need to believe we are entering into a recession and that this time is different: interest rates and politics do not matter.


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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