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Defense, Defense, Defense Apr. 12, 2017

Taking Stock

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

Infrastructure Investing Mar. 08, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: Here's a list of eight infrastructure stocks that my stockbroker recommended because... Read More

Dividend Growth Stocks Feb. 22, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: We have a $100,000 certificate of deposit, yielding 1.5 percent, coming due this mon... Read More

Some Stocks With High Yields Feb. 08, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: I have $63,000 to invest in five high-yield stocks that you think have good long-ter... Read More

30,000 Dow Feb. 01, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: Several times in the past couple of months, you've said the Dow Jones industrial ave... Read More

Actelion and Kraig Biocraft Jan. 25, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: What do you think of Actelion Pharmaceuticals? I bought 400 shares at $42 last June,... Read More

3 Comforting Thoughts About Trump Jan. 24, 2017

Froma Harrop

It's still hard wrapping my brain around the words "President Donald Trump" — but there are st... Read More

Investing in Banks Jan. 18, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: The three bank stocks — Bank of America, Citigroup and BB&T — I've owned... Read More

Investing in LNG Carriers Jan. 11, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: I've decided to invest about $100,000 in the stocks of liquefied natural gas carrier... Read More

Picks for Principal and Dividend Growth Jan. 11, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: I am 66 and will retire next year with a $1,365 monthly pension and a 401(k) worth $... Read More

Investing in Infrastructure Jan. 04, 2017

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Dear Mr. Berko: I want to invest $40,000, which is about 15 percent of my individual retirement acco... 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

Gems or Duds? Dec. 21, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: I am 67, am divorced and inherited 172 shares of Diageo, 287 shares of Dollar Tree, ... 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

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

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

Recommendations for a CD Coming Due Aug. 31, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: We're very close to a couple in their early 70s who live two doors from us. They hav... Read More

Health Care Stocks Aug. 31, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: The health care market has tanked because of potential health care reforms. I've got... Read More

A Portfolio of Oil and Gas Speculations Aug. 17, 2016

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Dear Mr. Berko: For many reasons, I think oil and gas is going to move up later this year and in 201... Read More