Blue Chip Stocks

Blue chip stocks are big, well-established, dividend-paying corporations with strong business prospects. These are companies that also have sound management that should be able to  make the right moves to keep competing successfully in a changing marketplace.

The root of the term “blue chip” stems from the game of poker, as the blue chips represent the highest value. Investing in blue chip stocks can give you an additional measure of safety in today’s turbulent markets.

Pat McKeough believes investors will profit most, and with the least amount of risk, by putting the bulk of your stock portfolio in shares of blue chip companies—those that are well-established, with strong balance sheets and steady earnings and cash flow. These are companies that have bright prospects in healthy and growing industries.

The best blue chips offer both capital gains growth potential and regular dividend income. The dividend yield is certainly one of the most concrete indicators of a sound investment. It is the percentage you get when you divide the current yearly dividend payment by the share or unit price of the investment. It’s an indicator we pay especially close attention to when we select stocks to recommend in our investment newsletters.

We feel most investors should hold the largest part of their investment portfolios in securities from blue chip companies. All these stocks should offer good “value”—that is, they should trade at reasonable multiples of earnings, cash flow, book value and so on. Ideally, they should also have above average-growth prospects in expanding markets.

Meanwhile, when investing in any type of stock, at TSI Network we recommend using our three-part Successful Investor strategy:

1-Invest mainly in well-established companies;
2-Spread your money out across most if not all of the five main economic sectors (Manufacturing & Industry; Resources & Commodities; Consumer; Finance; Utilities);
3-Downplay or avoid stocks in the broker/media limelight.

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Walt Disney Co. ready to build on its 33.6% revenue spike

Walt Disney Co. ready to build on its 33.6% revenue spike

Investors saw a major acquisition spur a 33.6% revenue jump for this company during the most-recent quarter.

At the same time, the firm continues to expand across multiple segments, including media streaming.

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WALT DISNEY CO. (New York symbol DIS; www.disney.com) is an entertainment and media conglomerate headquartered… Read More

Get a 4.3% yield from Emera Inc.

Get a 4.3% yield from Emera Inc.

Asset sales will impact the company’s revenue and earnings in the short term but the proceeds of those sales will let it pay down debt related to a recent acquisition.

Investors will also benefit from legal changes that make it easier for the company to raise… Read More

11 tips for picking TSX blue chip stocks

11 tips for picking TSX blue chip stocks

TSX Blue Chip Stocks Are Key Components Of Successful Investor Portfolios
TSX blue chip stocks are well-established companies with attractive business prospects on the Toronto Stock Exchange, like Bank of Montreal (TSE: BMO), RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: REI.UN), and Enbridge (TSE: ENB). Well-established firms… Read More

Investors get a 4.6% yield from Telus Corp.

Investors get a 4.6% yield from Telus Corp.

New Internet and TV subscribers led to a 2.9% earnings bump for this company during the most-recent quarter.

A recent acquisition helps diversify the firm’s services away from declining demand for traditional phone service.

The company plans to keep increasing its dividend 7%-10% each year until 2022.

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Walmart Inc’s sales jump fuels your gains

Walmart Inc’s sales jump fuels your gains

Higher sales and a cost-control program at U.S. stores drove a 2.5% sales rise during the most-recent quarter with U.S. same-store sales rising 3.2%

An expanding e-commerce initiative and new investments in India and China will also help fuel future growth.

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WALMART INC. (New York symbol WMT;… Read More

Here’s how to spot the best stocks for DRIP investing

Here’s how to spot the best stocks for DRIP investing

The best stocks for DRIP investing are high-quality, well-managed companies with a history of making dividend payments. Here’s how to find them.
Some dividend stocks give their shareholders the opportunity to participate in dividend reinvestment plans (DRIPs). This lets investors use their dividends to buy new… Read More

Here are the key characteristics of good companies to invest in

Here are the key characteristics of good companies to invest in

Good companies to invest in share a number of key characteristics
High-quality blue chip companies are good companies to invest in. Blue chip companies are typically defined as firms whose stocks have a national reputation for quality, reliability and the ability to operate profitably in good… Read More

3M Company has paid dividends for over 100 years

3M Company has paid dividends for over 100 years

Improved health-care and consumer division sales led to a 2.6% earnings bump for this company during the most-recent quarter.

The sale of its advanced ballistic-protection unit will further focus the company on strategic growth for investors.

The stock trades at just 18.8 times the 2019 earnings forecast.

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Reasons to put defensive stocks in your portfolio

Reasons to put defensive stocks in your portfolio

Defensive stocks can protect your portfolio against economic or stock market downturns
Most so-called “defensive stocks” are in the Consumer sector. They benefit from continuous, habitual use and have a steady core of sales, regardless of the economy and business cycles. These companies typically make products… Read More