Blue Chips

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SeekingAlpha  Sep 15  Comment 
By Brad Thomas: In August 2013 I decided that it was time for me to "put my money where my mouth is" and so I started buying REIT shares. Having "one foot in" and "one foot out" was becomingly an increasingly difficult task and so I got out my...
The Economic Times  Aug 25  Comment 
"All kinds of investors, including the large ones, are very happy to hold on to their old blue chips and look for a few more big ideas."
Top Foreign Stocks  Aug 24  Comment 
The S&P 500 is up by just over 9.0% year-to-date. The MICEX Index, the benchmark of the Russian equity market is basically flat year-to-date. One of the indices on the Moscow Stock Exchange is the Blue Chip Index.  Here is the description of...
Market Intelligence Center  Aug 22  Comment 
It may be the doldrums of mid-August out there, but that didn't stop us from finding lots of good stuff to write about this week at MarketIntelligenceCenter.com. We found new blue-chip stocks for the next generation and some good-looking monthly...
Market Intelligence Center  Aug 20  Comment 
It is believed that the term "blue-chip stock" is taken from the poker felt, where blue chips often represent the most expensive and therefor the most desirable chips. On Wall Street it is used to classify companies with solid underlying...
USAToday.com  Aug 7  Comment 
The Dow is down 4% from its record July 16 close, but 5 blue chips are down a lot more.
The Economic Times  Aug 7  Comment 
The Shanghai Composite Index ended down 1.3 per cent at 2,187.67 points, while the CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings declined 1.5 per cent.
The Australian  Aug 1  Comment 
A SPIKE in uncertainty after Argentina’s default and poor earnings results from global companies has cut short Australian blue chips’ impressive bull run.
The Straits Times  Jul 31  Comment 
August 01, 2014 1:30 AM SINGAPORE stocks powered to a new 14-month high yesterday on the back of strong gains in China- related counters amid month-end window dressing.
The Economic Times  Jul 28  Comment 
IT services, oil & gas, banks, telecom, consumer staples and metals & mining have the highest capacities to absorb FII infows.




 
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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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