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blue chip

1. noun Shares of stock for a large, respectable company (which would be considered a low risk to invest in). You'll make a lot of money from these blue chips, don't worry.
2. adjective Describing such stock shares. The phrase can be hyphenated in this usage. Those blue-chip stocks will make you a lot of money.
3. adjective By extension, describing something that is regarded as very valuable. The phrase can be hyphenated in this usage. This guy's a blue-chip prospect—we have to draft him.
See also: blue, chip

blue chip

1. n. stock shares of a large company that has a high value. (Securities markets.) The blue chips took another nose dive in today’s trading.
2. mod. having to do with the stock of large, valuable companies. (Securities markets.) The blue chip rally ran for a third day.
See also: blue, chip
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To measure blue-chip and mid-cap index constituents' level of internationalization, we follow Oehler et al.
While the risk factor involved in investing in blue-chip fine art is minimal, it can be reduced even more with the proper guidance, education, and experience of a professional.
In London, every single blue-chip stock was in positive territory as commodity stocks were buoyed by the hopes of an upturn in demand.
A poor opening for US markets increased the pressure on London's blue-chip stocks late in the session after corporate giants General Motors and Citigroup were hit with downgrades.
The day's biggest blue-chip risers were Scottish & Southern up 54p at 1500p, Lonmin up 100p at 3080p, Experian up 19.5p at 619.5p and International Power up 11.25p at 364.75p.
The day's biggest blue-chip fallers were Yell, down 42p to 583p, Scottish & Newcastle, down 16.5p to 552p, British Energy, down 11.5p to 449p, and British American Tobacco, down 18p to 1433p.
Those with long-term investment time frames can consider blue-chip stocks or mutual funds that specialize in them.
Peacock Consulting's "PR for All" portfolio is designed to give smaller businesses the sort of media advice which has previously only been enjoyed by blue-chip companies.
Dennis Leung, research manager of J and A Securities (Hong Kong) Ltd., anticipated prices of blue-chip shares in Hong Kong, now at fair values, will become stable.
For instance, the categories of risk are safety of principal (e.g., CDs, T-bills and money-market funds); income (government bonds, utility stocks, municipal bonds and corporate bonds); growth (blue-chip stocks); and aggressive growth (speculative common stock, options and futures).
The UK's blue-chip index edged 0.1 per cent lower in its third session of losses - its longest losing streak in two months - while the midcaps fell 0.4 per cent as a weaker sterling also weighed on its domestically-exposed constituents.
LONDON'S premier index fell just short of a new record as sterling's weakness and robust UK economic data gave a lift to blue-chip stocks.
London's blue-chip shares suffered a setback today as overnight losses in the US sent the Footsie into reverse.
The blue-chip fallers board included Sainsbury's, down 6.5p to 384.5p, as investors took profits.
Aggressive selling has seen the index lose more than 400 points in less than a week including a dive of 170 points on Wednesday which wiped more than pounds 40bn off the value of London's blue-chip stocks.