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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

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

The New York Times as an Investment Aug. 29, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: Please give me your opinion of The New York Times. I may buy 400 shares. Also, what ... 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

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

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

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

Altria and General Electric Jun. 13, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: My stockbroker is recommending that I buy 400 shares of Altria ($23,200), the big to... Read More

Weiss Research and Granite Point Mortgage Trust Jun. 06, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: I made the mistake of writing a $198 check to Weiss Research for Larry Edelson's sto... Read More

Should You Invest in a Disreputable Company? May. 30, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: I won't own stock in companies that sell guns, sell tobacco, sell liquor, poison the... Read More

Stay on the Iron Mountain May. 23, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: In early January 2016, I had a $16,000 certificate of deposit that came due and coul... Read More

Disney and Tesla May. 16, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: We bought $50,000 worth of the 5.3 percent Tesla bond in August 2017. Our stockbroke... Read More

BDCs, Including Main Street Capital May. 16, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: Please explain to me what a business development company is and how it works. Also, ... Read More

What's the Deal With General Mills? May. 09, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: My stockbroker had me buy 300 shares of General Mills in the summer of 2016, for whi... Read More