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Summer Books for the Alone Ranger May. 27, 2020

The Word Guy

Whether you're self-isolating at a cove, cabin or campsite this summer, or just stuck at home like t... Read More

Public Being Misled About Masks Apr. 22, 2020

Betsy McCaughey

New York, New Jersey, Maryland and other states are requiring everyone to wear a mask or a substitut... Read More

Investing in Mary Jane Nov. 28, 2018

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: Three other people and I own a small company. We've been in business together for 14... Read More

Investing in China Aug. 15, 2018

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: Our stockbroker wants us to invest about 20 percent of our $510,000 joint account in... Read More

Some Cheap and Risky Stocks Jul. 18, 2018

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I began trading cheap stocks — below $5 a share — in 2001. I've had some... Read More

4 Blockbusters Jul. 11, 2018

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: We have a $262,000 portfolio that yields 5 percent, and we need those dividends to l... Read More

Mutual Fund Recommendations Jun. 20, 2018

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: My husband is an engineer with a secure job. I run the household, take care of our 1... Read More

REIT Recommendations Jun. 13, 2018

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: Malls and shopping centers have fallen significantly in value. I want the names of s... Read More

Robotics Investment Apr. 25, 2018

Taking Stock

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

Alimony and Utilities Mar. 21, 2018

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: Could you comment on the changes in tax law that affect alimony payments? As a soon-... Read More

High-Yield Stocks Jan. 31, 2018

Taking Stock

Dear Readers: Last week, I gave you some of Ossie Ollum's recommendations for low-priced stocks and ... Read More

Cheap Stocks Jan. 24, 2018

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: Are there stockbrokers who specialize in cheap stocks? My wife and I would like to f... Read More

Best Stock Picks Jan. 24, 2018

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: Please recommend about 10 stocks that are not well-known on Wall Street, are seldom ... Read More

Highly Rated Stocks Jan. 17, 2018

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I am very nervous about the stock market and have been selling my weak stocks —... Read More

A Conservative High-Yield Portfolio Dec. 13, 2017

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: My wife and I have been reading your column for over 35 years, and we've made some g... Read More

High-Yield Junk Dec. 06, 2017

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I'm told that junk bonds yield 12 to 18 percent or even higher. I'd like to invest a... Read More

10 Value Wines for the Holidays Dec. 05, 2017

Wine Talk

'Tis the season to party hardy. If you're a wine enthusiast with discriminating taste and an unlimit... Read More

Selecting a Broker and Biotech Stocks Nov. 22, 2017

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I am 32 and recently got a doctorate in French history. After 14 years of attending ... Read More

Disruptive Stocks Nov. 22, 2017

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: Back in the summer of 2009, you told me to buy a company called Universal Display fo... Read More

Best Inexpensive: Towels, Mattress Pad, Down Comforter Oct. 19, 2017

Everyday Cheapskate

Over the years, I have spent way too much in an attempt to furnish bedrooms and bathrooms with high-... Read More