Blue Chips

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Reuters  7 hrs ago  Comment 
The BSE Sensex fell for a sixth session in seven on Thursday in volatile trade, dragged down by blue chips as investors chose to pause despite clarifications from the finance ministry over the government's taxation policies.
The Times of India  Apr 14  Comment 
Continuing with last year's winning spree, the stocks of small and medium companies on the BSE have outperformed their large-cap peers so far this year.
The Straits Times  Apr 10  Comment 
April 11, 2015 1:13 AM LOCAL stocks closed the week at a seven-year high, as sentiment got a lift from a hot streak on mainland Chinese and Hong Kong markets while small- and mid-cap plays here kept up a recent rally.
The Straits Times  Mar 25  Comment 
March 26, 2015 2:27 AM GAINS in several blue chips and large-cap stocks helped lift local shares to a three-week high and hold the stock index above the 3,400-point level.
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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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