It seems to me that, XOM, RDS, BP, and CVX consistently outperform COP. I don't understand this considering COP's stronger balance sheet, profit margins, and proven oil reserves. COP is the clear value stock in the oil industry. Am I overlooking something everybody else knows?
I have been in for over 3 yrs and have made 24% return compounded during that time frame, I don't think that was possible with the other stocks you mentioned, expand your timeframe from daily to annually and acquire and forget about it. it is not a stock to trade.
COP is a dividend TRAP , classic value trap for the Sheeple to bite on then become bagholders holding their dividend prize as they lose 10%, thinking they are "in it for the long term ", they lose their #$%$ before they have time to ponder that phrase.