Dont worry thee is a never ending stream of self proclaimed "experts" willing to give you ideas most not any
better at picks than you. but i do agree if you have the time/patience this and other oil stocks are going higher.
buffy, i have owned this stock for 3 yrs and it has returned $17 in PSX spinoff and around $8 in dividends and it works out to almost a 22% compounded return including capital gains as I bought at 50 and it is now near 58. so I have picked up almost $33 on a $50 investment all of which I have reinvested in COP including unfortunately my immediate sale of PSX
ps during that time I also sold some out of the money calls quarterly and picked up some additional funds that I have not kept track unfortunately. but this has been very good for me and I now have my son, my father and my wife in it also.