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One Dud and Two Good Investments Jun. 07, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: Because the 401(k) where I work has a lousy choice of funds (list enclosed), I am mo... Read More

How Does GM Stock Look? May. 31, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: I recently subscribed to the Value Line Investment Survey. One of its analysts, Ian ... Read More

Hold HSBC Holdings May. 24, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: My father died last year, and the assets from his will have been distributed. Among ... Read More

Is Starbucks a Safe Investment? May. 24, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: Please tell us your thoughts on Starbucks. We are retired and have a good income fro... Read More

Sell or Hold TCF? May. 17, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: I bought 600 shares of TCF Financial at $13.95 in early November of last year. The s... Read More

Snap! Your Money's Gone May. 17, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: I bought 200 shares of Snap on the offering. I was surprised I got the stock and bou... Read More

GovMint.com's Silver Benny May. 10, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: The U.S. Mint is issuing a limited mintage striking of a silver proof $100 bill. It'... Read More

5 Drug Stocks Examined May. 10, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: We are in our early 50s, and our account is worth $708,000. We haven't added any mor... Read More

Clean Energy and Alphabet May. 03, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: My stockbroker and friend for the past 41 years just advised me to sell my 20 shares... Read More

Verizon and FirstEnergy Apr. 26, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: Last summer, I chose between buying 600 shares of AT&T at $38 and buying 500 shares ... Read More

The Unfriendly Skies Apr. 19, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: I bought 200 shares of United Continental Holdings last year at $76, and I've been b... Read More

Investing in Stein Mart Apr. 19, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: Why has Stein Mart done so badly in the past 10 years? What is wrong with the compan... Read More

Investing in Consumer Satisfaction Apr. 12, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: President Donald Trump will spend $639 billion on defense this fiscal year. In fact,... Read More

Defense, Defense, Defense Apr. 12, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: President Donald Trump will spend $639 billion on defense this fiscal year. In fact,... Read More

Schwab and DDR Apr. 05, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: Please give me your opinion on DDR Corp., which yields 5.7 percent. I called Charles... Read More

High Yielders Apr. 05, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: I'm looking to invest $50,000 in four high-income stocks, and I'm willing to specula... Read More

Yahoo Finance and Reinvesting Dividends Mar. 29, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: I'm writing for our 18-member investment club, which has been active since 1994. In ... Read More

What to Do With GSK Mar. 22, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: My husband has been diagnosed with COPD, and I can't imagine a more frightening medi... Read More

Costco and Wal-Mart Mar. 15, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: I'm 56, and both my wife and I work in real estate. We have about $285,000 in stocks... Read More

Good Young Broker Recommends Solid REIT Mar. 08, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: I'm a 71-year-old widow. I'm seeking safe, high income, and I can afford some modest... Read More