Bluechip Stocks

COL, JHX & DXS: How hard these ASX stocks were hit in today’s selloff

  • May 02, 2022 07:05 PM AEST
  • Aayush
 COL, JHX & DXS: How hard these ASX stocks were hit in today’s selloff

Highlights COL shares opened with a gap down, at AU$18.55 and made a low of AU$18.46 in today’s session. JHX shares also plunged in today’s session, falling 2.12% to the last closing price of AU$40.66 on 2 May 2022. Investors must ...

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BHP, CSL & FMG - How much dividend these blue chips are paying?

BHP, CSL & FMG - How much dividend these blue chips are paying?

  • April 04, 2022 04:07 PM AEST
  • Aayush

Highlights Dividends help investors generate an additional profit, which is over and above of the capital appreciation of their shares. ASX miners such as BHP and FMG are currently among the most lucrative blue-chip dividend-paying companies on...

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JHX, SQ2 & DXS: How have these ASX blue-chip stocks fared this year?

JHX, SQ2 & DXS: How have these ASX blue-chip stocks fared this year?

  • March 29, 2022 06:05 PM AEDT
  • Aayush

The Australian market scale higher on Tuesday, continuing the rally that started from 9 March 2022. Today, the benchmark ASX 200's YTD return stands at a negative 1.65%, last closing at 7,464.3 on 29 March 2022, while the ASX All Ordinaries index w...

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WBC, ANZ, MQG - How these three ASX blue chips have fared this year

WBC, ANZ, MQG - How these three ASX blue chips have fared this year

  • March 28, 2022 07:43 PM AEDT
  • Aayush

The Australian market has continued its gains from Friday and the benchmark index marked a high of 7,446.7 on Monday, the highest level in over two months. As of 28 March 2022, the ASX 200 has delivered a negative return of 2.34%, last closing at 7...

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BHP, CSL and FMG – How these three ASX blue chips have been doing in 2022 so far?

BHP, CSL and FMG – How these three ASX blue chips have been doing in 2022 so far?

  • March 24, 2022 03:54 PM AEDT
  • Aayush

Highlights BHP shares have rallied over 16% this year, owing to a surge in commodities’ prices. FMG also recovered noticeably from its year’s low, but still trading negative for the year. Before making any investment decision, inve...

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RMD, CPU, BXB, AMC – How these blue chips have fared in 2022 so far

RMD, CPU, BXB, AMC – How these blue chips have fared in 2022 so far

  • March 23, 2022 07:53 PM AEDT
  • Aayush

Highlights The benchmark ASX 200 index is down 2.79% for the year, as of 23 March 2022. Most of the ASX 200 constituents are also trading negative for the year. Although Blue-chip stocks are more stable, they are not completely immune to corre...

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WES, GMG, WOW, TCL: How these ASX blue-chip stocks have fared so far?

WES, GMG, WOW, TCL: How these ASX blue-chip stocks have fared so far?

  • March 22, 2022 03:47 PM AEDT
  • Aayush

Global markets have faced heightened volatility this year, especially after Russia’s invasion on Ukraine, which sent jitters across the world. Aussie investors are also having a tough time navigating through the volatility-ridden market and t...

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ALL & TCL: How has 2022 treated these two ASX 200 stocks?

ALL & TCL: How has 2022 treated these two ASX 200 stocks?

  • March 15, 2022 07:51 PM AEDT
  • Aayush

Highlights The ASX 200 has delivered a negative return of 4.66% this year, last closing at 7,097.4 on 15 March 2022. Shares of Aristocrat Leisure are down 18.22%, while TCL shares have fallen 7.16% so far this year, as of 15 March 2022. A weak...

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CIA, WPL & STO – Three ASX 200 shares with highest YTD gains

CIA, WPL & STO – Three ASX 200 shares with highest YTD gains

  • February 09, 2022 07:52 PM AEDT
  • Aayush

Highlights February 2022 is turning out to be a month of much-needed respite, as the market has recovered sharply from the lower levels. CIA, WPL and STO are the top ASX 200 gainers in 2022, as of 8 February 2022. All these companies are commo...

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QAN, FMG & QBE - Three ASX 200 stocks with highest gains in February so far

QAN, FMG & QBE - Three ASX 200 stocks with highest gains in February so far

  • February 08, 2022 09:05 PM AEDT
  • Aayush

Highlights The ASX 200 has delivered a positive return of 3.09% this month, as of 8 February 2022. QAN, FMG and QBE are three top performing ASX 200 shares (from the top 50 companies in terms of market cap) in February so far. Investors should...

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WES, CSL: Two blue-chip stocks that have sunk over 10% YTD

WES, CSL: Two blue-chip stocks that have sunk over 10% YTD

  • February 08, 2022 03:12 PM AEDT
  • Ashish

Highlights Blue-chip stocks are in demand among investors as they remain stable even during challenging times. These stocks belong to companies with stable cash flows and efficient operations. However, WES and CSL have remained under pressure ...

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Frequently Asked Questions

Bluechip stocks belong to well-established and financially robust companies, which have stable cash flows and efficient operations. These include some of the biggest firms in terms of market capitalisation (m-cap). Bluechip firms are historically known to pay dividends to their shareholders. Bluechip companies also hold a reputation for surviving market challenges. Even though it may be a reality in several cases, investors should not take it as a guarantee.

Since bluechip stocks belong to highly valued firms, these can benefit investors in the long run via consistent dividend payments and a stable growth in share price. Dividend payments can also protect investors’ portfolios against negative effects of inflation. These well-established firms are also the first ones to recover when the market/economy recovers from a downturn. While bluechip stocks may face losses during a stock market’s bearish phase, these are less volatile compared with smaller growth companies. These hold comparatively lesser risk than mid- and small-cap stocks. Bluechip stocks also enjoy good levels of liquidity.

Since bluechip stocks are less volatile even during economic challenges, these are considered safe investments by investors. However, investors should carefully diversify their portfolios when investing in individual bluechip stocks on account of company risk. In addition, bluechip stocks might not be an ideal investment option for small investors due to their higher price per share, focus on dividend payments and higher downside risk compared to limited upside potential.

Making investments in bluechip companies is considered good for long-term investors with lower risk tolerance. Their proven track record of holding value and paying dividends can facilitate faster corpus building. Investors can allocate a part of their funds to bluechip stocks in a diversified portfolio to cut downside risk. However, these may not be attractive for small investors as bluechip stocks come at a higher price.

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