Taking Stock by Malcolm Berko
Type: Text Feature
Frequency: 2x Weekly
Malcolm Berko has been helping readers navigate the complicated world of stock investment since 1976 in his weekly Q&A column "Taking Stock." As a successful 55-year veteran of the securities investment business, Berko knows the ins and outs of shrewd decision-making when it comes to buying stocks, and he shares that knowledge in down-to-earth, easy-to-understand language that is entertaining and enlightening.
After graduating from the University of Dayton in 1960, Malcolm Berko embarked on a successful 55-year career in the brokerage business, ultimately managing $985 million in investments and retiring in 2007. He has been answering readers' questions about investing in "Taking Stock" since 1976, and he also hosted a call-in radio talk show on finance for a dozen years. Berko is also a published poet and nature photographer. He was a nationally ranked handball and racquetball player, has climbed Mount Everest twice (unsuccessfully) and occasionally backpacks the Himalayas. Berko collects old stock and bond certificates, first edition signed books and counts Winston Churchill, Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg, Albert Einstein and William F. Buckley among those he admires. He and his wife live in Largo, Florida, where he enjoys playing a poor game of golf.