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To sell or not to sell (access required)

Dear Mr Berko: I bought 100 shares of Sears Holding last year at $69, and it went to $80, and I wanted to sell it but my broker told me he thought it could easily go back to $100 because ...

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The other side of Tenopah (access required)

Dear Mr. Berko: We have two questions. You suggested a reader watch your columns for high-yield convertible bonds and preferred stocks. Our paper stopped printing your column, so we don’t have access to investments paying 9 percent or better. We ...

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No best way to invest in copper (access required)

Dear Mr. Berko: My IRA has performed poorly this year and last year. I own some of the supposedly better mutual funds, and for the past two years my $88,000 account has only increased in value to $101,000. This is ...

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Stick with the devil you know (access required)

Dear Mr. Berko: I’m a teacher in Pennsylvania and need your help in selecting a good international mutual fund with TIAA-CREF. The two funds I’m looking at are TIAA-CREF Institutional International and Nuveen Tradewinds Global. The TIAA fund has an ...

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Cogs and cracks in Merrill and Mac (access required)

Dear Mr. Berko: My broker of 14 years is leaving Merrill Lynch with two other brokers from another firm to form their own management business, and they will use Charles Schwab to send statements and accept their orders. My broker ...

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Don’t back out of Bed Bath & Beyond (access required)

Dear Mr. Berko: I am a successful corporate lawyer, my husband is an engineer and together we manage a modest $240,000 collectively in two IRAs, plus $520,000 in combined pension plans at our respective employers. My IRA and pension plan ...

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