DEAR MR. BERKO: In my individual retirement account, I have 180 shares of Pfizer and 95 shares of Walgreen Co., and each is trying to merge with another company overseas to reduce taxes. My broker and I believe that moving ...Read More »
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NEW YORK — Stocks edged higher on Wall Street on Tuesday, helped by a report that showed American companies were investing in their businesses at the fastest pace since January. Trading was quiet ahead of the Christmas holiday. U.S. markets ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve’s super-low interest-rate policies have inflated a slew of dangerous asset bubbles. Or so critics say. They say stocks are at unsustainable prices. California homes are fetching frothy sums. Same with farmland, Bitcoins and rare Scotch. ...Read More »
I'm 41 and divorced with two children. And, thanks to my super dad, I've had a great job for 11 years, with excellent benefits and a very good retirement plan. I have an individual retirement account worth $109,000, consisting only of stocks you have recommended in the past eight years. I got a good bonus this year, and my dad, who retired from Kimberly-Clark, recommends I buy 100 shares of that corporation. What do you think?
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Dear Mr. Berko: I bought 100 shares of Best Buy in the beginning of 2011 at $32, and now it's $26. Please tell me what you think its prospects are for this year and next. Do you think I should buy another 100 shares or hold what I have? Or should I sell my stock and take a loss?Read More »