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Author Archives: Malcolm Berko

BERKO: Buy More Apple? (access required)

Dear Mr. Berko: My stockbroker had me buy 200 shares of Apple last November at $221. His firm has a bullish report that says Apple will turn back to my purchase price in the coming six months, and he wants ...

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BERKO: Cheap Stocks (access required)

Dear Mr. Berko: I’d like to speculate with about $30,000 and buy six or seven stocks selling for less than $10. Could you recommend some cheap issues that have a chance of doubling in price over the next few years? ...

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BERKO: AT&T or Apple? (access required)

Dear Mr. Berko: I bought 500 shares of AT&T at $32 in 2012, and I’m losing money. I should have sold the stock in 2016 when it hit $44, but my stockbroker talked me out of it. Now I want ...

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BERKO: Buy Bristol-Myers Squibb (access required)

Dear Mr. Berko: I’m interested in buying stock in Bristol-Myers Squibb because I’m told the company has a weight loss drug that will soon be on the American market. I know there are many weight loss drugs that promise the ...

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BERKO: McDonald’s and Verizon (access required)

Dear Mr. Berko: My stockbroker thinks that the recent viral confrontation between a McDonald’s customer and a McDonald’s employee will be used as an excuse to cause large strikes at units all over the country, in which employees will demand ...

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BERKO: CVS or Walgreens? (access required)

Dear Mr. Berko: I can’t make up my mind whether to buy 500 shares of CVS or 500 shares of Walgreens. — PW, Wilmington, N.C. Dear PW: CVS, which stands for Consumer Value Stores, began life in 1963 as a ...

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BERKO: Invacare Is an Exception (access required)

Dear Mr. Berko: About six years ago, you wrote that medical stocks and defense stocks are not so affected by the changes in our country’s economy as mining, beverage, hotel and retail stocks are. So I bought 100 shares of ...

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BERKO: SAIC and MO (access required)

Dear Mr. Berko: I have 28 shares of Science Applications International Corp. in my account and don’t know how they got there. If they’re mine, should I keep them or sell them? I’ve changed brokerage firms six times in the ...

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