I have a good load of LNCO (several thousand shares-- swapped LNE for LNCO to pick up about 3-4% more income a while back). The dividends are great, but I, too, chafe under the bizarre daily ups and downs in share/unit price. I don't know what's going on, but can easily visualize some trading floors pushing and pulling on the price to generate outsized annual returns. And who knows what all of the high-speed programmed trading does to stocks with modest market caps. I fully expected that we'd get a boost in distribution to $3.08-$3.15 early this year, but now I don't see this for several more months. It's okay as it signals that Linn isn't going to stretch to increase the distribution, making it more secure. Security is good.
I also have a few Jan 15 and Jan 16 calls that are under water, but believe they'll be okay in due course.
I regret that this post doesn't offer any helpful, investable facts, insights, or advice. Mainly just sharing some personal perspectives. One should discount this sort of thing 100% and base your decisions on good facts and analysis. While misery might love company, it'll sure get you in trouble in the stock market.
Best of luck.
Seems to me that buying LINE/LNCO for capital gains is a mistake, unless speculators are betting on the longest term options available as long as the buy-in premium is low. LINE/LNCO per se are long-term-hold income vehicles.