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 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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mar 20, 2019

BERKO: Buy More Apple?

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 […]

Mar 12, 2019

BERKO: Cheap Stocks

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 […]

Mar 7, 2019

BERKO: AT&T or Apple?

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 […]

Feb 24, 2019

BERKO: Buy Bristol-Myers Squibb

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 […]

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