DEAR MR. BERKO: A friend of 13 years wants to use a large part of his student loan money to buy 100 shares of Tesla Motors stock at $261. People he talked to convinced him that Tesla could double in ...
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DEAR MR. BERKO: I’m single and retiring at the end of the year from Alcatel-Lucent. The company has offered me a lump payment of $181,000 or a guaranteed monthly income of $1,020 when I retire. What to do? Three stockbrokers ...Read More »
DEAR MR. BERKO: I have $12,000 that I want to invest in several speculative stocks that trade under $12 a share and that could appreciate by 50 percent or more in the coming 12 months. Give me your best shot ...Read More »
DEAR MR. BERKO: I have $85,000 to invest for pure growth for my 4-year-old granddaughter. I want to buy five to seven no-load mutual funds with small portfolios – ones containing about 40 individual issues. I have been reading you ...Read More »
DEAR MR. BERKO: I own 100 shares of JPMorgan Chase and 50 shares of Tesla, both at a profit. I think Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, is a genius. Should I buy more of these two issues, hold them ...Read More »
DEAR MR. BERKO: My young broker (I’m 61) of four years is fairly straight with me and has made some good suggestions for my $185,000 individual retirement account. He knows I won’t buy annuities, load mutual funds or the proprietary ...Read More »