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Finance Dictionary and Glossary of Investment Terms
Institutional investor' 50 most popular stocks.
Term given to fifty blue chip stocks which were so popular prior to the bear market of 1973-1974 that their prices were temporarily driven up to ridiculous levels.
A term unfamiliar to many younger investors, Nifty Fifty refers to the 50 large stocks most favored by institutional holders. A generation ago, such stocks were all the rage and ran up dizzying P/E ratios. Firms in the Nifty Fifty (which isn''t cast in stone) tend to be well-established and have strong earnings growth for a long time. General Electric is perhaps the quintessential Nifty Fifty stock.