"...the only people that may have a profit are people like me that bought 6 years ago."
You mean your ole pappy didn't "use" to say you didn't have a profit until you sold, he only said you didn't have a loss until you sold? ROTFLMAO!!!
On the one month to go, looked to me like whomever posted was noting on agnc they're saying to sell right now, get your tax loss right now, and buy back in 31 days before year's end. What significance buying back before year's end may have for them there i don't know. If there actually is some significance, maybe an ex-divi date, then maybe they don't have a month to do it, maybe they'd have to do it right now. Like that option play i put out to get the year end tax loss on nly, though that one did call for holding off selling until ex-divi's reached but before year's end.
Mine is without giving up a long position in the stock at any time, theirs is giving up a long position. The play would have to be made just about right now. One good thing. With today's late selloff you probably can buy those call options even cheaper.