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'Free Cash Flow' Explained and Investing in CenturyLink Sep. 19, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: In 2011, I asked you about investing in CenturyLink because I needed the income. You... Read More

Movers of Earth Sep. 19, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: I'm an officer at Naval Air Station Pensacola, where a group of us reads and discuss... Read More

Above and Beyond Sep. 12, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: Because of my husband's business, we recently had to buy a life insurance policy on ... Read More

An Artful Investment Sep. 12, 2018

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I have an opportunity to buy a $250,000 half-unit in a multiunit art-related limited partnership. A ... Read More

A Nuclear Investment Sep. 05, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: We've had 250 shares of BWX Technologies in our account since early 2016. We bought ... Read More

What Is CEC Entertainment? Sep. 05, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: When my dad passed away last month, he had a CEC Entertainment Inc. bond among his e... Read More

ETP-D and the Difference Between Preferred Stock and Common Stock Aug. 29, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: My stockbroker wants me to invest $10,000 by buying 400 shares of Energy Transfer Pa... Read More

Bullish on Tractor Supply Co. Aug. 22, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: I bought 100 shares of Tractor Supply Co. in June 2015, paying $95 a share. But it h... Read More

Buy Tesla Stock Again? Aug. 22, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: When Tesla stock was trading for $345, you told me to sell my 100 shares, which I ha... Read More

ETFs and Mutual Funds Explained Aug. 15, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: What's the difference between exchange-traded funds and mutual funds? I just read yo... Read More

Investing in China Aug. 15, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: Our stockbroker wants us to invest about 20 percent of our $510,000 joint account in... Read More

Convertible Bonds Explained Aug. 08, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: Please explain convertible bonds. We're in our late 50s. We are not aggressive inves... Read More

Let Me See That Tootsie Roll Aug. 08, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: Please give me your thoughts on Tootsie Roll Industries. I've been buying Tootsie Ro... Read More

Will COTY Recover? Aug. 01, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: I've never seen you talk about Coty. I bought 1,000 shares at $31 in 2016, and it cr... Read More

Some Cheap and Risky Stocks Jul. 18, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: I began trading cheap stocks — below $5 a share — in 2001. I've had some... Read More

AXA Equitable and Genworth Jul. 11, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: In 2009, we took a huge gamble and bought 4,000 shares of Genworth at $1.95 a share,... Read More

4 Blockbusters Jul. 11, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: We have a $262,000 portfolio that yields 5 percent, and we need those dividends to l... Read More

High on Realty Income Jul. 04, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: My stockbroker is very enthusiastic about Realty Income Corp. and has advised me to ... Read More

Tesla Investments and Yield to Maturity Explained Jun. 27, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: I recently bought $10,000 of Tesla stock, and I hope I didn't make a mistake, becaus... Read More

Mutual Fund Recommendations Jun. 20, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: My husband is an engineer with a secure job. I run the household, take care of our 1... Read More