I don.t know how much more information is necessary to conclude that this is one of the BEST this year. Specifically for INVESTORS (Those who hold for a year or more), not for those who speculate....that would be better for commodities. This is only one persons opinion....but it has performed for me magnificently. Hoping to see $30+ within the next 12 - 18 months. Best of luck to all. Dr. E. Cowden
Board members... I don't know where everybody is getting their numbers at but the 'Total Returns' on AI (with dividends added back) are up 25.8% YTD, one year up 17.6% and two years are up 30.1%...my source is 'buyupside' (stock Total Return calculator)...! $tagg...!
I think if you remain patient through dividend announcement, which should be this week, you will hopefully get back to even, not including the dividend. There has been some concern about another possible dividend reduction but nothing stated by the company. Best of luck to you. ehc
Thanks for the kind comment. Without a doubt, AI, does exhibit volatility from time to time can cause concern especially when it takes a nosedive of $2.00 over a few days. During periods like this, I don't panic to the point where I sell however it,s not easy to watch. I gave up on attempting to time the market a long time ago and feel that the present dividend is sufficient to make up for any mild losses of principle. (it would have to fall to $16.00 before I would begin to erode principle and I would most likely sell before it broke to $19.00). I do have another that I,m down 12% in actual Principle But including 10 dividends up 5% over 2 years that is MTGE. I,m not selling this yet but it watching it. I,m retired and don,t have lofty goals just enjoy supplementing income for nice vacations, helping our children and grandkids. Best to you and warm regards...ehcowden