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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

GoPro and Southern May. 02, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: On your advice, I didn't buy stock in GoPro in 2015, when it was trading at $56. And... Read More

Robotics Investment Apr. 25, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: I've lost money buying several stocks in the robotics industry. It seems that they g... Read More

Is iRobot a Good Buy? Apr. 25, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: Almost a year ago, we bought our first home, which has an enclosed pool. We never ex... Read More

EPD and Plastic Bags Apr. 18, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: What do you think of Enterprise Products Partners? I want to buy a good income stock... Read More

Patterson for the Long Term Apr. 18, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: My stockbroker is recommending that I buy 1,000 shares of Patterson Companies Inc. T... Read More

What's the Deal With Rite Aid? Apr. 11, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: I bought Rite Aid stock at $6 in 2015, thinking the rumored buyout by Walgreens woul... Read More

A Banking Investment Apr. 11, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: I want to own a bank stock. I am very conservative and don't care for risk, so I'm t... Read More

Buy PPL for Dividend Growth Apr. 04, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: My husband and I are both 73 years old and in excellent health. Both of us retired 1... Read More

Politics and McDonald's Mar. 28, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: You've never expressed your political opinions. Some of us had hoped you'd comment o... Read More

Is Southern Co. a Good Buy? Mar. 28, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: We have a $17,000 certificate of deposit coming due and are thinking of buying 300 s... Read More

Big Brother Is Watching Mar. 23, 2018

Linda Chavez

I joined Facebook originally so that I could see pictures of my kids and grandkids, keep tabs on wha... Read More

Re-evaluating Investments Mar. 14, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: In 2009, when I was 78, I had $70,000 in cash to invest long term for my grandchildr... Read More

AmeriGas Is That Animal Mar. 14, 2018

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Dear Mr. Berko: My spouse and I are both in our early 60s, and we have $10,000, with the hope of bei... Read More