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Cisco for the Long Term? May. 18, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: What are your thoughts on Cisco Systems? I've bought 1,000 or more shares of Cisco a... Read More

Speculating on Sarepta May. 04, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: Starting in October, my stockbroker pitched a company called Sarepta Therapeutics. A... Read More

Fifth Third Bank and Water Utilities May. 04, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: Last year, I bought 2,000 shares of Fifth Third Bank at $18. My stockbroker believed... Read More

Amazon the Disrupter Apr. 27, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: Last December, I paid $692 a share for 300 shares of Amazon.com because my stockbrok... Read More

Apple's Core Apr. 20, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: I bought 100 shares of Apple at $129 last June, believing it could move up to $200. ... Read More

An Uber Disappointment Apr. 20, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: Our Morgan Stanley stockbroker will let us get in early on Uber stock, but we'd have... Read More

A Good Gamble Apr. 13, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: Thanks to you, we sold 800 shares of Yahoo at $46 last year. Now our stockbroker rec... Read More

Tesla and Oil Apr. 13, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: I bought 100 shares of Tesla Motors in July 2015 at $280 and sold them in October at... Read More

Running on Dunkin' Apr. 06, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: In the fall of 2012, I bought 175 shares of Dunkin' Donuts' parent company at $28 be... Read More

The Prospect of Prospect Apr. 06, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: I bought 1,000 shares of Prospect Capital at $10 in the summer of 2014. The dividend... Read More

Adelson and Sands Mar. 30, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: Ever since I bought 200 shares of Las Vegas Sands at $84.75 two years ago, it's done... Read More

College Sports and Netflix Mar. 16, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: My first question isn't about stocks. Why have college costs nearly tripled since 20... Read More

Regal Entertainment Group Jan. 13, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: When our father died last July, he left us six stocks. Five of them are electric uti... Read More

Yahoo's Yahoos Dec. 30, 2015

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Dear Mr. Berko: Up until a month ago, I used Yahoo for stock prices and research on stocks I might b... Read More

Recession or... Dec. 23, 2015

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Dear Mr. Berko: I'm a married 43-year-old systems engineer earning $67,000 a year, and my spouse wor... Read More

General Motors and Ford Dec. 23, 2015

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Dear Mr. Berko: I'm a married 43-year-old systems engineer earning $67,000 a year, and my spouse wor... Read More

Pfizer's Future Dec. 16, 2015

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Dear Mr. Berko: I own 200 shares of Pfizer, which I bought at $26 in late 2011. I have a nice profit... Read More

IBM and SO Dec. 09, 2015

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Dear Mr. Berko: Two years ago, I bought 300 shares of IBM at $211; it's trading at $139 now, and I'm... Read More

BMO and Interest Rates Dec. 02, 2015

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Dear Mr. Berko: What do you think of the Bank of Montreal as an investment for a 55-year-old widow w... Read More

Giving Unsolicited Stock Market Advice to a Friend Oct. 28, 2015

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Dear Mr. Berko: A friend of 13 years wants to use a large part of his student loan money to buy 100 ... Read More