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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Finding top Canadian Blue Chip Stocks that pay high dividends

Finding top Canadian Blue Chip Stocks that pay high dividends

Look for strong companies, a history of dividends and reliable yields when looking for the best Canadian blue-chip stocks with high dividends.
Do you want to find Canadian blue-chip stocks that pay high dividends? First let’s take a look at what makes a blue-chip stock.

The best… Read More

Get a 5.2% yield from Telus Corp.

Get a 5.2% yield from Telus Corp.

The company is expanding its health division to support telehealth services and better protect healthcare providers while offering the convenience of video checkups for patients.

A recent acquisition in the security business should help boost future revenues.

TELUS (Toronto symbol T; www.telus.com) gives you a stake in… Read More

A look at the best TFSA investments for maximum portfolio gains

A look at the best TFSA investments for maximum portfolio gains

The best TFSA investments provide you with tax advantages, but the COVID-19 downturn still highlights the need to pick your investments wisely and not all your top picks belong in this increasingly popular investment account
Tax-free savings accounts (TFSAs) let you earn investment income—including interest, dividends… Read More

Growth strategy continues to expand Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc.’s reach and investor gains

Growth strategy continues to expand Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc.’s reach and investor gains

Key acquisitions set this company up to better serve public companies and their rising need to reach out to investors.

At the same time, its strong balance sheet and its 2.0% dividend yield keep this company a winner for investor.

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BROADRIDGE FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS INC. (New York… Read More

Earnings are up 37.3% at Microsoft Corp.

Earnings are up 37.3% at Microsoft Corp.

Improved sales in the cloud led to a 13.7% jump in revenue for this computer software giant during the most-recent quarter.

A recent decision by the U.S. Department of Defense should further boost growth for its key business segments as they drive investor gains.

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MICROSOFT CORP. (Nasdaq… Read More

New CEO will steer McDonald’s Corp. through troubled economy

New CEO will steer McDonald’s Corp. through troubled economy

A refranchising plan and reduced spending on stores have helped to lift earnings under the leadership of the company’s new CEO.

The strong brand and free cash flow should help sustain its dividend despite the current economic woes.

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MCDONALD’S CORP. This original fast-food giant (New York symbol… Read More