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Procter makes good long-term gamble (access required)

Dear Mr. Berko: We’ve never been in the stock market but are comfortably retired for 11 years. We only own CDs, government bonds and annuities, because we don’t like to take chances. Both our pensions are annuities. We read your ...

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Alerian not the safest stock (access required)

Dear Mr. Berko: I am 78, my wife is 81 and, like many investors today, we want income. So what do you think of investing in Alerian MLP, which is an Exchange Trading Fund paying 6 percent? I’m angry, disgusted ...

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You could say he’s in a Mint condition (access required)

Dear Mr. Berko: During the past 25 years, I purchased more than $47,000 in collectable silver coins and beautiful non-silver coins from the Franklin Mint for my retirement because I thought the scarcity and limited edition minting of these coins ...

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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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