NEW YORK -- Do you feel as though you're getting bulldozed by your broker? Remember: Stockbrokers aren't just financial professionals: They're salespeople, and they aren't above using heavy-handed sales tactics on occasion.
Here are some questions to ask about the stock being hawked:
How has that stock done lately? What are the reliable long-range earnings forecasts for the stock?
Is the stock undervalued? One sign that a stock could be a good buy is that its price is near the bottom of its trading range of the past few months.