A blue-chip stock is stock in a company with a reputation for consistent earnings and stability. Though it is a general term, it is often used to describe the 30 companies that form the Dow Jones Industrial Average. More »

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To pick stocks, investors conduct research on the industry, look for companies, narrow their search, look at financial statements or presentations and choose from a small list of companies, according to Investopedia. A s... More »

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European stock market indices include the FTSE 100 of the United Kingdom, the CAC 40 of France and the DAX of Germany, according to CNN Money. These indices are made up of the largest companies in terms of market capital... More »

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Blue chip companies have an established reputation, popularity and secure long-term growth, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. These companies provide blue chip stocks that the Dow Jones Industrial... More »

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The three top dividend-paying stocks in 2014 were Intel, the electronic chip maker; Altria (the parent of tobacco company Phillip Morris) and Eli Lilly, the pharmaceutical giant, notes Wyatt Research. The three companies... More »

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Bloomberg Business offers a comprehensive list of America’s stock futures, including the Dow Jones mini, the Nasdaq 100 mini and the S&P 500 mini, according to the company’s website. The list also includes the stock futu... More »

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To buy Merck stock, you must have a broker account with a company such as Scottrade, according to Forbes. Once you have access to a broker account, enter the company stock symbol MRK into the search box, and place an ord... More »

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