Jun 20, 2019

Washington Prime Is Risky Bet That Could Pay Off

Dear Mr. Berko: I had bad luck last year buying various high-yielding issues you and my two top brokers recommended. The brokers lost over 70% and did embarrassingly worse than […]

Jun 18, 2019

BERKO: Looking Back Makes Market Future Brighter

Dear Mr. Berko: Half our investment club believes the market will crash this year and enter into a recession. We’re thinking of moving to 80% cash. Your thoughts, please. Another […]

Jun 13, 2019

BERKO: Regional Banks Enjoy Increasing Popularity

  Dear Mr. Berko: If you think it’s a good idea, we’d like to invest $25,000 each in three regional banks for our self-managed retirement account. During the last 14 […]

Jun 11, 2019

BERKO: SPACs Offer More Risk Than Return

Dear Mr. Berko: I’m close to retirement and my $400,000 IRA didn’t do well under my previous broker. Over the last 11 years, it’s averaged 7.23%. I asked him to […]

Jun 6, 2019

BERKO: Investment Down Under

Dear Mr. Berko: I know the Australian economy because, before my divorce, we lived there for 14 years. I made a good living and managed to save over $135,000 American. […]

Jun 4, 2019

BERKO: Bright Predictions for Vodafone Come With a Caveat

Dear Mr. Berko: Is Vodafone, at $19.25, paying $1.70 and yielding 8.8%, a good buy? The stock is trading down from $30 last year. I like the income and can […]

May 16, 2019

BERKO: B&G Foods Delivers Good Taste and Long-Term Investment

  Dear Mr. Berko: Your buy, sell or hold thoughts on B&G Foods and why. Do directors of public corporations earn their pay? — N.L., Jonesboro, Arkansas Dear N.L.: Cream […]

May 14, 2019

BERKO: Roundup of Often-Asked Questions

Dear Readers: The following are some frequently asked questions with some short answers. SOCIALISM VS. CAPITALISM in the United States: Many politicians are taking “Santa Claus” classes at night school, […]

May 2, 2019

BERKO: It’s a Rocky Road Ahead for Eager Uber Investors

Dear Mr. Berko: You certainly called Lyft correctly. Because it’s way down, is it a buy? Do you think Uber will profit by Lyft’s experience? If so, I might buy […]

Apr 25, 2019

BERKO: Marriott Investors Sleep Easy

Dear Mr. Berko: I know that Marriott International franchises most of its hotels, like the Courtyard or the Ritz-Carlton, to third parties. What is your opinion of Marriott, and do […]

Apr 23, 2019

BERKO: Impressive Metrics Make Becton Dickinson a Solid Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: We bought 200 shares of Becton Dickinson in 2008 at $63. My wife wants me to sell Becton and buy Apple. Please give me your opinion. — […]

Mar 26, 2019


Dear Mr. Berko: I’m a 41-year-old happily married woman with two boys. Before my dad passed away in late 2008, he invested $60,000 and bought 2,300 shares of AT&T at […]

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