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  • Taking Stock: Planning retirement without Social Security

    Published: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    Malcolm Berko:

  • Taking Stock: Long-term investing takes some discipline

    Published: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    Malcolm Berko: The question is not “if” there will be another stock market crash, nor “when” will it crash but rather, do you have the discipline to be a successful long-term investor?

  • Taking Stock: Be aware that annuities carry commissions, fees

    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Malcolm Berko: Dividend-paying blue chips might be a better choice, Berko says.

  • Boeing share price could gain altitude

    Published: Sun, Aug 10, 2014

    Malcolm Berko recommends buying Boeing stocks. This 99-year-old company has a backlog of $453 billion, which is about five years’ worth of future revenues. And those revenues are expected to rise about 8 percent annually.

  • Berko: Stay Away From These Stocks

    By Malcolm Berko, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Aug 3, 2014

    Weekly financial column by Malcolm Berko.

  • Taking Stock: Seven cheap stocks purely a speculative buy

    By Malcolm Berko, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Malcolm Berko: I know bupkis about cheap stocks. But Big Jack, an on-again, off-again acquaintance of mine who was a low-level big shot at Merrill Lynch when John “The Pain” Thain was chosen as CEO, is a recognized certifiable cheap stock genius, or CCSG.

  • Health care industry investments can create healthy portfolio

    Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Berko says Obamacare will boost issues in the health care sector.

  • Taking Stock: Ask right questions if investing in annuities

    Published: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    Malcolm Berko: Annuities and guaranteed minimum income benefit are explained. It’s important to ask the correct questions about what is in an annuity.

  • The right time for REITs

    Published: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    Malcolm Berko recommends several Real Estate Investment Trusts

  • Taking Stock: Brokers have reasons to avoid convertible bonds

    Published: Sun, Jun 29, 2014

    Malcolm Berko: Some say a convertible security offers the best of both worlds — the income and safety of a bond plus the appreciation potential of a common stock. However, during the past 10 years, these investments haven’t set the world on fire.

  • Investing TIPS: Pay broker, keep sanity

    Published: Sat, Jun 21, 2014

    Columnist Malcolm Berko offers investment device.

  • Taking Stock: Pipelines investments can boost income

    Published: Sun, Jun 15, 2014

    Malcolm Berko: Pipeline master limited partnerships may be among the most underappreciated, misunderstood growth and income issues available on any table.

  • Taking Stock: Investment scammers broadcast on satellite radio

    By Malcolm Berko, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Jun 8, 2014

    Malcolm Berko tries — and fails — to get the scoop on Oil Boom USA.

  • Driverless car is no reason to buy Google

    Malcolm Berko | Updated: Mon, Jun 2, 2014

    DEAR MR. BERKO: What do you think of Google’s driverless car? Would you recommend Google’s stock based upon its expected success? I’ve read that the car will be commercially available by 2017. Also, my son who is into bodybuilding tells me about a drug made by one of the big pharmaceutical companies that quickly builds muscle strength and muscle mass. It’s not on the market yet, but the product is available on the black market. If this is a good product, I’d like to buy stock in that company. Can you tell me the drug my son refers to and what company is making it? DK, San Antonio DEAR DK: Why in the world would anyone want to spend $247,000 to buy Google’s (GOOG-$552.

  • U.S. Senior Open volunteers can play round of golf at Oak Tree National in Edmond

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, May 28, 2014

    Volunteers who work four four-hour shifts during the course of the seven-day 2014 U.S. Senior Open are eligible for a round of golf at Oak Tree National in Edmond.

  • #YesAllWomen: Killing spree sparks furor about misogyny

    Published: Tue, May 27, 2014

    A deadly shooting rampage in California has sparked a conversation about sexual violence, with women sharing stories of harassment, abuse and fear using the hashtag #YesAllWomen on Twitter, says USA Today. Elliot Rodger, 22, who killed six people before apparently shooting himself in Isla Vista, Calif., Friday night, made misogynous comments in videos and his lengthy manifesto. Women's comments on Twitter revealed frustration and anger with the acceptance that "boys will be boys," that women are responsible for not being raped rather than men not raping, and the other incidences of campus violence, such as the rapes in Steubenville, Ohio.

  • Taking Stock: Public records offer peek into broker's background

    Published: Sun, May 25, 2014

    Malcolm Berko: I strongly suggest that you check a broker’s background with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Investment Adviser Public Disclosure database.

  • Taking Stock: High-frequency trading casts shadow of distrust, disgust

    Published: Sun, May 18, 2014

    Malcolm Berko: High-frequency trading has cast a long shadow of distrust and disgust; it’s segued into a craps game for high rollers, turning the NYSE into a semi-farce and three-ring circus.

  • Taking Stock: Investing with little risk

    Published: Sun, May 11, 2014

    Malcolm Berko: Buying a variable annuity is like getting married, because you don’t know you’ve made a bad decision until you’ve lived with it for a few years.

  • Pick brokers' brains to absorb investment knowledge

    Published: Sun, May 4, 2014

    Berko recommends visiting with several investment advisors before settling on a strategy.