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Interest Rates Feb. 03, 2016

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: In February of 2009, I wrote you for advice on how to invest $60,000 for safety and ... Read More

Speculating Jan. 06, 2016

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I bought 1,000 shares of Royal Dutch Shell at $79 about a year ago and have a 33-poi... Read More

'Newsvesting' in 2016 Dec. 31, 2015

Matt Towery

The experts, ranging from the political to the financial, blew 2015 — big-time. The political ... Read More

4 Stocks Dec. 30, 2015

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I am 77 and have an $80,000 5.1 percent municipal bond, which my father left me 22 y... Read More

The Dow Jones at 23,000 Nov. 11, 2015

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: We heard you speak in Gainesville, Florida, last August. One of your comments was th... Read More

China Stocks Plus Nov. 04, 2015

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: The Chinese market has collapsed. And, as you have commented, the best time to buy s... Read More

Cheapies Oct. 14, 2015

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I have $12,000 that I want to invest in several speculative stocks that trade under ... Read More

PayPal and eBay Oct. 07, 2015

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: Last year, I bought 200 shares of eBay in my Schwab account at $56 because several a... Read More

Cloud Stocks Sep. 16, 2015

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I have $60,000 that I can afford to risk in cloud computing stocks, which is where t... Read More

Retirement Cash Reserves: What About a HELOC? Sep. 09, 2015

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: Everyone advises the newly retired person to keep a cash reserve on hand for emergenci... Read More

3 Utes Sep. 02, 2015

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I have been reading your column for 30 years and want to comment before asking a que... Read More

Short Selling Aug. 19, 2015

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: Is it possible to make money on a stock if it falls in value? Our broker has a list ... Read More

Should You Care About Rising Interest Rates? Aug. 05, 2015

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: It seems pretty clear that after many years of below-normal levels, interest rates are... Read More

4 Percent Portfolio Income Jul. 15, 2015

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: My 67-year-old father will retire late this year and need at least $24,000 annually ... Read More

Very Speculative High-Yield Issues Jun. 24, 2015

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: We met when you spoke in Oklahoma City in 2001. You told me to buy 50 shares of Appl... Read More

Investing a 'Small' Amount of Cash Jun. 17, 2015

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I will soon retire with a good company pension, and my wife is a retired master serg... Read More

Net Neutrality and Stocks May. 13, 2015

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I'm a shareholder of Charter Communications, CenturyLink and Comcast. I have big pro... Read More

Pot Earnings and Chinese Issues Apr. 29, 2015

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: Our 13-year-old son, on the advice of our family physician, uses marijuana, and it's... Read More

Things You Want to Know About Investing but Are Afraid to Ask -- Part 2 Apr. 22, 2015

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: Last week, I talked about investing concepts that people want to understand but are to... Read More

Health Stocks for Investment Club Apr. 08, 2015

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: In late 2010, three of us did some research and recommended our investment club buy ... Read More