Investing in blue chip companies

Before you invest in any blue chip company, carefully read and analyze all information available about the company itself, its history, nowadays reality and outlook for the future. No one knows what's going to happen in the next few months and the every-year-growing stock doesn't have to follow its twenty years history.

Listing of the world best blue chip stocks.

Here is the list of the most important stocks in the world.

Working for blue chip companies

Blue chip companies are great employers. They are always recruiting new prospective people, so if you want to build a career (i.e. as a manager), there firms are very good opportunity for rocket start.

There are two advantages more:

  • as international company, you have high chance to travel the world
  • you can obtain emploee shares depending on the firm policy

The difference between stocks and shares

Let's be clear about the terminology: a shareholder holds share of stocks. Stocks can be separated into lots of shares. You can have 100 shares of Google stock (ticker: GOOG). You may come across two main types of stocks: common stocks and preferred stocks.

  • Common stocks form the majority of issued stocks. These common shares represent ownership in a company. They also claim a portion of profits (=dividends). Investor gets one vote per share to elect the board members.
  • Preferred stocks usually doesn't come with the same rights to vote and investors are often guaranteed a fixed dividend forever.

Most of blue chip stocks are of common type.