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Explaining ROE, P/E and NPM Dec. 28, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: I'm writing for our investment club and requesting your explanation of return on equ... Read More

An Annuity That's Too Good to Be True? Dec. 28, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: My wife and I are in our early 70s, are retired from good jobs and have no children.... Read More

REITs and Defense Dec. 21, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: We seek increasing dividend income, along with conservative long-term capital growth... Read More

CSAL, WIN and Telecoms Dec. 14, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: My stockbroker recommended buying 1,000 shares of Communications Sales & Leasing at ... Read More

A Case of a Misleading Stock Price Dec. 14, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: I bought 2,000 shares of Pernix Therapeutics Holdings in June for 50 cents a share. ... Read More

To Sell or Keep North State Dec. 07, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: My father-in-law's portfolio has 100 shares of North State Communications, which my ... Read More

Books on the Stock Market Nov. 30, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: I'm a 42-year-old single man. I sell commercial printing and make over $160,000 a ye... Read More

The New Frontier Nov. 23, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: Frontier is an internet, wireline, broadband, satellite and video communications com... Read More

High-Yielding Stocks Nov. 16, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: I'm in search of a better yield with the money I'll be getting from a $53,000 certif... Read More

Subaru Stock Nov. 16, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: It's good to see your column back again in a South Florida publication. Two years ag... Read More

Thoughts on Telia Nov. 09, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: I'm looking at Swedish mobile phone company Telia, whose shares trade at $7.77. Reve... Read More

The Past and Future of Bed Bath & Beyond Nov. 09, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: In November 2008, you told me not to buy Bed Bath & Beyond. It was selling in the lo... Read More

Stocks for 12 Years Nov. 02, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: My spouse and I are both 55 and have $15,000 we'd like to invest for at least 12 yea... Read More

Thoughts on CenturyLink Oct. 26, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: I bought 300 shares of CenturyLink five years ago at $46. It hasn't gotten that high... Read More

AT&T and Time Warner Merger Oct. 26, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: AT&T is my largest position. I started buying the stock at $24 in the summer of 2009... Read More

Auto Stocks With a Looming Recession Oct. 12, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: I own 300 shares of General Motors and 600 shares of Ford, which I bought in Decembe... Read More

Big Yields Oct. 05, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: I'm 77. I have an $86,000 certificate of deposit that came due, from which I need mo... Read More

Stock in Kellogg Co. Oct. 05, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: My mama has 162 shares of Kellogg's, which I want her to sell. A friend told her tha... Read More

Hold Hilton? Sep. 21, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: I bought 1,000 shares of Hilton Worldwide at $29 in March 2015, and the stock's perf... Read More

An Orwellian Executive Order Sep. 21, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: Is there a group called the Plunge Protection Team that is part of the Federal Reser... Read More