Blue Chips

Forbes  Nov 27  Comment 
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The Hindu Business Line  Nov 22  Comment 
The market valuation of the top 10 Sensex companies saw a mixed trend last week, with six of them adding as much as Rs 31,967.21 crore and the remaining losing Rs 16,963.72 crore.The loss c...
MarketWatch  Nov 3  Comment 
Blue chips lead way as U.S. stock indexes amass gains
The Economic Times  Oct 15  Comment 
What went largely unnoticed in the rush of selling by global EM funds in the last two months was the selling by some marquee long term foreign investors.
MarketWatch  Oct 13  Comment 
Blue chips on track to extend win streak to 8 after vanquishing early decline
Reuters  Oct 8  Comment 
Indian stock markets retreated from their highest levels in nearly 1-1/2 months on Thursday, snapping a six-day winning streak, on profit-taking in blue chips while lack of announcements on restructuring power distributors' burgeoning loans also...


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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