Hello Pat: I want to buy shares of Google, but I already have 31 stocks in my portfolio. What is your advice if you have that many stocks and then you want to buy an attractive stock that you recommend? Do you just buy it or add to stocks that are already in your portfolio instead? Thanks.

In general, if you already hold as many stocks as you do now, and you want to add money to your portfolio, you would buy more of the stocks you already own.

But if you spot a particularly attractive new buy, like Google Inc., a recommendation… Read More

McDonald’s Corp. $42 – New York symbol MCD

MCDONALD’S CORP. $42 (New York symbol MCD; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Consumer sector; WSSF Rating: Above average) operates over 30,000 fast-food restaurants in over 120 countries, which sell mainly hamburgers, chicken, french fries and soft drinks. Foreign operations account for two-thirds of its sales and one-third… Read More

McDonald’s: More Gains Ahead

McDonald’s stock ran into trouble a few years ago during the European mad cow scare, and got as low as $12 in 2003. The sudden death of two chief executives within one year also added to the company’s uncertainty.

Since then, however, the company has done… Read More