Blue Chips

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.
The Straits Times  Jan 2  Comment 
January 03, 2015 1:07 AM TAKING their lead from a robust Hong Kong market, local shares edged higher yesterday on speculation over likely moves on the mainland.
The Economic Times  Dec 30  Comment 
The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen rose 0.1 percent, to 3,457.55 points, while the Shanghai Composite Index ended slightly lower at 3,165.81 points.
MarketWatch  Dec 17  Comment 
Twenty-five of 30 Dow stocks on the rise as blue chips stretch gain to 150
The Hindu Business Line  Dec 15  Comment 
Beijing, Dec 15 Chinese stocks fell on Monday as retail investors stopped ploughing money into blue chips and backed off from margin trading, two major factors behind a huge market rally in recent...


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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