Blue Chip Shares To Buy On The Australian Stock Market
While there is no specific definition of a blue chip stock, they are generally financially very strong companies with a solid track record of producing earnings. They are typically leaders in their industry with a strong brand name and product or service.
Investing in blue chip stock is a good strategy, since they have usually been in business for a substantial amount of time, have a large market capitalisation, and are considered very stable.
If you’re looking for all the information you need to know the ins and outs of blue chip shares on the Australian Stock Exchange, Australian Stock Report is the place to come. We’ve got a whole range of information about all Australia’s best blue chip shares, including the big four banks, mining majors BHP and Rio Tinto, and oil and gas producer Woodside Petroleum.
Whether you’re interested in buying shares in Telco giant Telstra, health care giants CSL, or goldminer Newcrest, browse our information below for full analyses, news and tips for blue chip stock trends.
Share to buy – BHP Billiton (BHP)
The big question on every investor’s lips right now is, ‘Should I buy BHP?’
The Big Australian has fallen sharply in the last 12 months, having given up half of its value.
The rout has come about due to slowing growth out of China and a subdued outlook for global economic growth.
The Samarco mine disaster in Brazil has also weighed heavily, with BHP and partner Vale expected to be footing a multi-billion dollar bill for the tailings dam failure.
These factors, coupled with massive oversupply in key iron ore and oil markets, have driven the share price south.
But commodity slumps don’t last forever; booms turn to busts and back to booms in due course.
And over the cycle, BHP has remained and will remain one of, it not the world’s best diversified mining companies, with an enviable portfolio of world-class assets.
If you have a long-term investment horizon and are willing to put up with some volatility, now could be an ideal time to revisit BHP given the depressed share price.
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