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CVS or Walgreens? Feb. 13, 2019

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I can't make up my mind whether to buy 500 shares of CVS or 500 shares of Walgreens.... Read More

McDonald's and Verizon Feb. 13, 2019

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Dear Mr. Berko: My stockbroker thinks that the recent viral confrontation between a McDonald's custo... Read More

Is Your Mother, Wife, Daughter Investing? Are You? Feb. 13, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: My last two columns have focused on what are, to me, two very important topics: the im... Read More

SAIC and MO Feb. 06, 2019

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Dear Mr. Berko: I have 28 shares of Science Applications International Corp. in my account and don't... Read More

Invacare Is an Exception Feb. 06, 2019

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Dear Mr. Berko: About six years ago, you wrote that medical stocks and defense stocks are not so aff... Read More

The Spinning UTX Is a Keeper Jan. 30, 2019

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Dear Mr. Berko: In 2008, I was 46. My husband passed away that year, and my 600 shares of United Tec... Read More

Treatments for Prostate Cancer Jan. 30, 2019

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Dear Mr. Berko: My husband of 34 years is a retired Marine colonel with prostate cancer, and the doc... Read More

The Future of Self-Driving Cars Jan. 23, 2019

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Dear Mr. Berko: I've invested $85,000 in five companies involved in the development and manufacturin... Read More

Art by Kinkade and Hockney Jan. 16, 2019

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Dear Mr. Berko: I have four original oil paintings by Thomas Kinkade. I bought them about 25 years a... Read More

Baby Bonds Jan. 16, 2019

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Dear Mr. Berko: Every three months, I receive patent royalties. Last year, I received $3,877, $3,206... Read More

Take a Flier With J.C. Penney Jan. 09, 2019

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Dear Mr. Berko: In 2007, my stockbroker had me buy 100 shares of J.C. Penney at $73. Months later, h... Read More

Blue Apron and Bank of America Corporate Accounting Jan. 09, 2019

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Dear Mr. Berko: Blue Apron is $1.01 a share. Do you think there's any life left in the company that ... Read More

General Electric, Changing Brokers and Deutsche Bank Jan. 02, 2019

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Dear Mr. Berko: What do we do with 1,300 shares of General Electric, which we bought at $31? Our sto... Read More

Hire an Adviser Jan. 02, 2019

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Dear Mr. Berko: Please don't use my initials or city, because my comments might encourage the local ... Read More

The Eye of the Fire Dec. 26, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: About four years ago, I bought 200 shares of FireEye at $53, and two months later, i... Read More

Bond Prices Dec. 26, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: I have eight long-term maturity bonds from eight different public companies, each wi... Read More

A Think Tank's Guaranteed Income or Pfizer? Dec. 19, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: Palm Beach Research Group, a financial think tank in Florida, is offering a plan cal... Read More

Don't Invest in China Dec. 19, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: My wife and I are thinking of investing in Chinese stocks or mutual funds. If we wer... Read More

Is GoPro Stock a Go? Dec. 12, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: GoPro looks like fun. Our neighbor's son showed us photos for over an hour (a little... Read More

Fifth Third Bank Is the Pits Dec. 12, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: In March of this year, I bought 300 shares of Fifth Third Bank at $34, but it hasn't... Read More