Looking Ahead at Blue Chips

The Big Stocks
For long term investors, a blue chip stock is considered one that is highly stable, has a large trading volume, and has a more than probable chance of long term future growth. Money managers look to these types of companies to even out the bumps in their portfolios because they tend to reflect the marketplace that they are in, and they are often far more stable than the indices that pick them up. For example, a blossoming blue chip stock like Apple has a beta of 0.994, indicatin...