Lake County News Sun http://newssun.suntimes.com Latest news from Lake County News Sun Online en-us webmaster@suntimes.com (Editor) http://newssun.suntimes.com/csp/cms/sites/STM/assets/img/logos/newssun.gif Lake County News Sun http://newssun.suntimes.com 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Alaska bank not worth investing in ]]>

Dear Mr. Berko: Because you recommended Capstone Turbine when it was trading at 90 cents, I bought 10,000 shares in January at 88 cents. ]]> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 06:06:30 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/business/berko/22597732-420/alaska-bank-not-worth-investing-in.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/business/berko/22597732-420/alaska-bank-not-worth-investing-in.html <![CDATA[ An idiot for a stockbroker ]]>

Dear Mr. Berko: I have been reading your column for more than 25 years. Back in February, I emailed you that at age 72, I had $517,000 in my company retirement plan, which I had to roll over into an individual retirement account. ]]> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 02:42:23 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/business/berko/22457002-420/an-idiot-for-a-stockbroker.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/business/berko/22457002-420/an-idiot-for-a-stockbroker.html <![CDATA[ LULU’s revenues, profits will rise ]]>

Dear Mr. Berko: My married daughter in Florida has fallen in love with the Lululemon brand of fitness-related products. She told me that this year she has spent more than $900 on designer fitness clothing for herself and my grandkids. ]]> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 06:08:21 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/business/berko/22457000-420/lulus-revenues-profits-will-rise.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/business/berko/22457000-420/lulus-revenues-profits-will-rise.html <![CDATA[ Dollar Tree an impressive investment ]]>

Dear Mr. Berko: Would you recommend Five Below or Dollar Tree for an investment in the retail sector? ]]> Sun, 03 Nov 2013 01:36:49 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/business/berko/22252996-420/dollar-tree-an-impressive-investment.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/business/berko/22252996-420/dollar-tree-an-impressive-investment.html <![CDATA[ York Water is a good investment ]]>

Dear Mr. Berko: I want to make a long-term investment in some water utility stocks. What do you think of The York Water Co., which has been doing business in my state for almost 200 years? ]]> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 02:39:24 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/business/berko/22185296-420/york-water-is-a-good-investment.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/business/berko/22185296-420/york-water-is-a-good-investment.html <![CDATA[ Loaning to relatives is risky ]]>

Dear Mr. Berko: My brother-in-law and I are sort of friends, and for reasons too complicated to write about, he has to borrow $48,000. ]]> Sun, 29 Sep 2013 06:36:29 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/business/berko/22185291-420/loaning-to-relatives-is-risky.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/business/berko/22185291-420/loaning-to-relatives-is-risky.html <![CDATA[ Duke Energy’s kit aids investors ]]>

Dear Mr. Berko: I have too much money sitting in my money market account. It earns practically nothing. I need more income, and at this point, I’m not comfortable putting this money in the stock market, because I’m concerned about the volatility. ]]> Sat, 28 Sep 2013 06:11:30 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/business/berko/22165006-420/duke-energys-kit-aids-investors.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/business/berko/22165006-420/duke-energys-kit-aids-investors.html <![CDATA[ JPMorgan is an unscrupulous bank ]]>

Dear Mr. Berko: In April 2009, I bought 200 shares, at $32, of JPMorgan Chase, one of the biggest and most profitable banks in the United States. ]]> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 02:40:13 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/business/berko/22038176-420/jpmorgan-is-an-unscrupulous-bank.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/business/berko/22038176-420/jpmorgan-is-an-unscrupulous-bank.html <![CDATA[ GM still owes $17 million from bailout ]]>

Dear Mr. Berko: I own 1,000 shares of General Motors, which I bought at $33 when it came public after emerging from bankruptcy. ]]> Sun, 22 Sep 2013 06:14:40 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/business/berko/22038170-420/gm-still-owes-17-million-from-bailout.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/business/berko/22038170-420/gm-still-owes-17-million-from-bailout.html <![CDATA[ Obamacare forces portfolio liquidation ]]>

Dear Mr. Berko: Our daughter just lost her $26,000-a-year job because she wouldn’t cover her tattoos. Now our son-in-law, who works for the school system in Lafayette, Ind., has had his hours cut from 35 hours a week to 28. ]]> Sat, 21 Sep 2013 06:09:25 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/business/berko/22022463-420/obamacare-forces-portfolio-liquidation.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/business/berko/22022463-420/obamacare-forces-portfolio-liquidation.html <![CDATA[ Buffalo Wild Wings a tasty investment ]]>

Dear Mr. Berko: I bought 75 shares of Buffalo Wild Wings late last year at $81 after spending $103 on wings and beer at one of its restaurants on a Saturday night. The stock is now $105, and my wife thinks I should sell the stock and take my profit. ]]> Sat, 14 Sep 2013 06:08:57 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/business/berko/21881102-420/buffalo-wild-wings-a-tasty-investment.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/business/berko/21881102-420/buffalo-wild-wings-a-tasty-investment.html <![CDATA[ Choosing the right stocks to buy ]]>

Dear Mr. Berko: I’ve enclosed the names of five stocks I have personally researched. I have $20,000 to invest, and my goal is principal safety first and then good income and then growth. ]]> Sun, 01 Sep 2013 06:12:32 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/business/berko/21612118-420/choosing-the-right-stocks-to-buy.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/business/berko/21612118-420/choosing-the-right-stocks-to-buy.html <![CDATA[ Treasury may issue new security ]]>

Dear Mr. Berko: I heard from a friend who works for the U.S. Department of the Treasury that the Treasury is coming out with a new type of bond next year and that the interest rates will change to respond to market conditions. ]]> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 06:15:14 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/business/berko/21600528-420/treasury-may-issue-new-security.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/business/berko/21600528-420/treasury-may-issue-new-security.html <![CDATA[ Give Rite Aid benefit of the doubt ]]>

Dear Mr. Berko: Several years ago, you wrote an article about how oil prices are manipulated in the big U.S. investment banks. ]]> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 14:29:38 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/business/berko/21461934-420/give-rite-aid-benefit-of-the-doubt.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/business/berko/21461934-420/give-rite-aid-benefit-of-the-doubt.html <![CDATA[ ‘Unemployment’ is negative ]]>

Dear Mr. Berko: Looking at the latest numbers issued by the Federal Reserve, I can’t figure out whether unemployment is rising or it’s falling. ]]> Sun, 25 Aug 2013 06:04:52 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/business/berko/21461928-420/unemployment-is-negative.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/business/berko/21461928-420/unemployment-is-negative.html <![CDATA[ The ups and downs of gold prices ]]>

Dear Mr. Berko: I need advice on buying $40,000 in gold bars being offered by Morgan Gold. I would buy them in my individual retirement account. You told me to buy gold in 2001, when it was $275. ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:35:28 -0500 http://newssun.suntimes.com/business/berko/21335946-420/the-ups-and-downs-of-gold-prices.html http://newssun.suntimes.com/business/berko/21335946-420/the-ups-and-downs-of-gold-prices.html