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A Conservative High-Yield Portfolio Dec. 13, 2017

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: My wife and I have been reading your column for over 35 years, and we've made some g... Read More

Oath Is a Failure Waiting to Happen Dec. 13, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: I'm a financial adviser with lots of money under management, and I and two others in... Read More

Investments Down Under and Way Up North Dec. 06, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: We're both 73, and like most Americans, we're starving for yield but scared to reach... Read More

High-Yield Junk Dec. 06, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: I'm told that junk bonds yield 12 to 18 percent or even higher. I'd like to invest a... Read More

Earthmoving Stock Nov. 29, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: My 83-year-old dad can no longer manage his $565,000 stock and bond portfolio, so it... Read More

What's Up With General Electric? Nov. 29, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: I bought 250 shares of General Electric at $27 over four years ago, and I'm tired of... Read More

Selecting a Broker and Biotech Stocks Nov. 22, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: I am 32 and recently got a doctorate in French history. After 14 years of attending ... Read More

Disruptive Stocks Nov. 22, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: Back in the summer of 2009, you told me to buy a company called Universal Display fo... Read More

Medtronic, Si or No? Nov. 15, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: I'm writing for a 46-year-old friend of mine who escaped Cuba and came to the U.S. i... Read More

War Is Good for Lockheed Martin Profits Nov. 15, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: I bought 75 shares of Lockheed Martin in late 2016 at $260 a share after reading you... Read More

Analyzing Credit Acceptance Corp. Nov. 08, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: My elder sister, who never married and who worked for a large automobile dealer in D... Read More

Owens & Minor Looks Good Nov. 08, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: What is your opinion of Owens & Minor, which is in the medical supply business? I ha... Read More

Illinois Municipals and INST Nov. 01, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: What do you think of buying $50,000 worth of the recently issued 3.75 percent Illino... Read More

B&G: Buy and Grow Oct. 25, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: Please tell me what you can about B&G Foods — its products, management and fin... Read More

Can Amazon Keep Going Up? Oct. 18, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: In January 2015, I bought 300 shares of Amazon at $342 a share, and it just kept goi... Read More

Is a 30,000 Dow Possible? Oct. 18, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: Last February, you said the Dow Jones industrial average could pass 30,000 in 10 yea... Read More

Sears and Coke Oct. 11, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: Sears finally reported a profit last May — $2.28 a share. My stockbroker had m... Read More

Just Buy It Oct. 04, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: My 19-year-old daughter is a saver and wants to buy 47 shares of Nike. I don't know ... Read More

Get Rid of Qualcomm? Sep. 27, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: In November 2016, my stockbroker had me buy 200 shares of Qualcomm at $71.25 for inc... Read More

Not Saving Is the American Way Sep. 26, 2017

Froma Harrop

Smart people living in harm's way of hurricanes know to fortify their homes before the storm hits. I... Read More