A company that is well-known and that has been established over a number of years is considered a blue-chip stock. They have been through the boom times and recessions, giving investors confidence that they will remain a viable entity in the future. Blue-chips are usually less volatile than other stocks, as they have a steadier stream of predictable income and usually have extensive ownership by institutions, which can hold shares for a longer period of time than individual investors. Blue-chips are usually the market leader in their respective sectors.
Every stock market portfolio should consider restaurant stocks if the risk tolerance allows for it.
This industry sector has a long track record of delivering good capital gains to investors, recognizing, of course, that all restaurant chains experience periods of turmoil and changes among consumer preferences.
In the restaura… Read More
The broader market is showing renewed strength in anticipation of the Federal Reserve’s decision on quantitative easing and third-quarter earnings season.
Typically, September is a volatile and tough month for stocks, but there’s a real resilience to the current stock market. Even the NASDAQ Composite is holding up well, co… Read More
I’ve always liked railroad stocks; they are the backbone of North America, and they’re very good at making money. Often in this column we consider the stock market performance of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE/UNP). I firmly believe that this company will continue to be a winner for investors.
As part of an ongoing series in thi… Read More
I still think that the best investment strategy for a stock market investor is to keep their assets at home. The eurozone is in recession, and emerging markets are just that—emerging. Now, I’m not referring to trading where there are lots of opportunities in small-cap technology companies and U.S.-listed Chinese stocks. I’m … Read More