Blue chip stocks

Blue chip stocks

Common stock of well-known companies with a history of growth and dividend payments.

Blue Chip Stock

Stock in a well-known and highly respected publicly-traded company. Blue chip companies are usually financially sound and are thought to be relatively low-risk investments. They tend to be less volatile than other companies and to provide solid growth to portfolios. Examples in the United States include General Electric and Coca-Cola. Indices such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average tracks blue chip stocks.
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What really dominated the market momentum this week was speculative trading and profit-taking in addition to a limited but lively buying of some blue chip stocks, namely those from the banking, services, and real estate sectors, said the two market pundits.
Summary: UK blue chip stocks were hit by another volatile session as the eurozone crisis continued to overshadow trading.
Many believed they were guaranteed blue chip stocks that would never fall.
Many said they were guaranteed blue chip stocks that would never fall.
The index of 30 blue chip stocks surpassed its record, rising to a high of 11,728.
There has been pounds 117bn wiped off the value of blue chip stocks since the year-high on April 21.
Owners who have seen appreciation in their properties and have fairly long time horizons for their investments might consider selling their assets and puffing the proceeds into blue chip stocks or mutual funds specializing in them.
It may sound like a mere technicality, but share prices often tumble when they fall from the index of blue chip stocks because some multi-billion-pound funds - for pensions and unit trusts - only invest in FTSE 100 stocks.
Face it, GE is a struggling stock, but it receives the love reserved for blue chip stocks.
Supermarket chain Tesco will lead blue chip stocks reporting results this week with companies in the technology and banking sectors also due to update investors on trading.
It may be a mere technicality, but share prices often tumble when they fall from the index of blue chip stocks because some multi-billion-pound funds - for pensions and unit trusts - only invest in FTSE 100 stocks.
The $50,000 was used to invest in blue chip stocks on the Dow Jones industrial average and technology stocks on the Nasdaq.