Blue Chips

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...
The Economic Times  May 20  Comment 
About 3.5 lakh new retail investors invested in SBI, the stock that remained in a sweet spot among analysts in public sector space.  May 18  Comment 
Forget about the Dow's new record today. Investors have much higher sights
The Straits Times  May 14  Comment 
May 15, 2015 1:49 AM SINGAPORE shares ended mostly flat after a rangebound trading session, thanks to a lacklustre showing by blue-chip heavyweights. The benchmark Straits Times Index closed at 3,455.78, up 2.61 points, with 1.47 billion shares...
The Hindu Business Line  May 14  Comment 
Saudi Arabia’s stock market rose in early trade on Thursday on the back of blue-chip names, while a broad sell-off on Egypt’s bourse continued following the reduction of the country’s weighting in...
The Straits Times  May 8  Comment 
May 09, 2015 1:10 AM THE local bourse rebounded after four days of falls, though sentiment was decidedly on the cautious side ahead of last night's April employment data out of the United States.
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.


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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