Blue Chips

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MarketWatch  Aug 6  Comment 
U.S. stocks finish lower Thursday, testing technical levels in a volatile trading session as media stocks suffer a big hit and investors await the closely watched jobs report due Friday morning.
newratings.com  Jul 21  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - After ending the previous session slightly higher, stocks moved back to the downside during trading on Tuesday. The Dow showed a particularly steep drop amid a negative reaction to earnings news from some blue chip...
Reuters  Jul 20  Comment 
Indian shares ended marginally lower on Monday as investors shunned blue chips a day ahead of the monsoon session of parliament, where crucial reforms are expected to be presented.
The Economic Times  Jul 19  Comment 
As the midcap index moves from strength to strength, value investors are reconsidering their bets on smaller companies on worries that the recent euphoria has driven up many of these shares into the stratosphere.
The Economic Times  Jul 14  Comment 
China's key share indexes fell on Tuesday, following three days of rebound, as a sharp correction in blue chips offset gains in small caps.
MarketWatch  Jul 1  Comment 
Blue chips lead the way as stocks gain again Wednesday
The Hindu Business Line  May 31  Comment 
In a major rejig of its investment portfolio, Mukesh Ambani-led corporate giant Reliance Industries has enhanced its exposure to bonds and mutual funds, while pruning its holding of listed shares...




 
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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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