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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Profit jumps 18.4% for this fast-food leader

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Online shopping spurs this global shipper

Online shopping spurs this global shipper

This ground-and-air packaging delivery giant recently completed a big acquisition. So far, the new business fits nicely with existing operations and has helped expand overall profit; earnings up 24.1% in the most recent quarter.

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The Top Stocks to Invest in for the highest Investment Returns

The Top Stocks to Invest in for the highest Investment Returns

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Finding the Best Canadian Dividend Stocks to Buy and Hold

Finding the Best Canadian Dividend Stocks to Buy and Hold

The best Canadian dividend stocks to buy and hold will share a number of characteristics. Here’s what they are:
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What are blue chip companies?

What are blue chip companies?

A blue chip company definition and some examples of blue chip companies we recommend
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Why the Best Utility Stocks should have a place in Your Portfolio

Why the Best Utility Stocks should have a place in Your Portfolio

The best utility stocks can provide growth and income in a diversified portfolio. Here are some tips on picking the best ones
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