How to find the true blue chip stocks—our new free report

The New York Stock Exchange defines a blue chip as stock in a company with a national reputation for quality, reliability and the ability to operate profitably in good times and bad. The problem is that “reputation” plays a key role in the definition.

Many companies… Read More

Blue chip stocks: Websites bolster Transcontinental's printing empire

TRANSCONTINENTAL INC. (Toronto symbol TCL.A; www.tctranscontinental.com) is the largest commercial printer in Canada and the fourth-largest in North America. It also publishes newspapers and magazines.

Transcontinental also has over 1,000 websites, which supply 16% of its total revenue. These websites will become more important to this… Read More

Blue chip stocks: CNR connects with Alberta's oil sands

CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY CO. (Toronto symbol CNR; www.cn.ca) operates the largest freight rail network in Canada. It also serves 16 U.S. states. Ottawa nationalized CNR in 1918 because of the vital role the company played in Canada’s early growth. CNR became a publicly traded company… Read More