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BERKO: Dominion and I bonds (access required)

Dear Mr. Berko: We wanted to buy 200 shares of MGE Energy, but our new stockbroker recommended that we buy 200 shares of Dominion Energy instead. Please give us your opinion. He also recommended that we invest $30,000 in U.S. ...

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BERKO: A Dow of 30,000? (access required)

Dear Mr. Berko: Several times in the past couple of months, you’ve said the Dow Jones industrial average will reach 30,000 in the coming 10 years. You must be smoking a controlled substance, because that would be a 10,000-point increase. ...

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BERKO: The health of PETS (access required)

Dear Mr. Berko: I’m a 65-year-old single woman, and using your column, I’ve picked some good stocks that have nicely grown. The value of my individual retirement account is now $302,000. I just ordered some thyroid medication for my cat ...

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BERKO: Investing in banks (access required)

Dear Mr. Berko: The three bank stocks — Bank of America, Citigroup and BB&T — I’ve owned since September 2014 had disappointing results at first. My stockbroker nearly persuaded me to sell them last September, but I didn’t want another ...

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BERKO: On hold constantly (access required)

Dear Mr. Berko: After spending 55 minutes on the phone with Verizon and being switched to four different departments, I think I got my problem solved. Then I had to call American Express and was placed on hold for probably ...

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BERKO: Investing in infrastructure (access required)

Dear Mr. Berko: I want to invest $40,000, which is about 15 percent of my individual retirement account, in construction stocks that will benefit by President Donald Trump’s infrastructure spending. Please recommend four or five issues for me. Meanwhile, I’ve ...

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