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  • biffiesbrother biffiesbrother Jul 28, 2011 8:23 AM Flag

    Question, please...

    I just picked out some of the best dividends that CMO has paid since you bought, including $14.60 and $8.35 all at one time. I don't know if you realize it but you have still done well by holding.

    Mar 29, 2011 0.41 Dividend
    Dec 29, 2010 0.39 Dividend
    Sep 28, 2010 0.26 Dividend
    Jun 28, 2010 0.36 Dividend
    Mar 29, 2010 0.50 Dividend
    Dec 29, 2009 0.54 Dividend
    Sep 28, 2009 0.56 Dividend
    Jun 26, 2009 0.58 Dividend
    Mar 27, 2009 0.56 Dividend
    Dec 29, 2008 0.36 Dividend
    Sep 26, 2008 0.55 Dividend
    Jun 26, 2008 0.59 Dividend
    Mar 27, 2008 0.52 Dividend
    Dec 27, 2007 0.24 Dividend
    Sep 26, 2007 0.04 Dividend
    Jun 27, 2007 0.04 Dividend
    Mar 28, 2007 0.02 Dividend
    Dec 27, 2006 0.02 Dividend
    Sep 27, 2006 0.02 Dividend
    Jun 28, 2006 0.02 Dividend
    Mar 29, 2006 0.02 Dividend
    Dec 28, 2005 0.02 Dividend
    Sep 28, 2005 0.02 Dividend
    Jun 28, 2005 0.10 Dividend
    Mar 29, 2005 0.18 Dividend
    Dec 29, 2004 0.22 Dividend
    Sep 28, 2004 0.33 Dividend
    Jun 28, 2004 0.50 Dividend
    Mar 29, 2004 0.53 Dividend
    Dec 29, 2003 0.63 Dividend
    Sep 26, 2003 0.75 Dividend
    Jun 26, 2003 0.78 Dividend
    Mar 27, 2003 0.94 Dividend
    Jan 22, 2003 8.35 Dividend
    Nov 5, 2002 1.32 Dividend
    Aug 7, 2002 1.43 Dividend
    May 3, 2002 1.65 Dividend
    Dec 27, 2001 1.50 Dividend
    Nov 1, 2001 1.50 Dividend
    Aug 7, 2001 1.56 Dividend
    Jun 29, 2001 14.60 Dividend
    Jun 29, 2001 1: 2 Stock Split
    May 3, 2001 0.98 Dividend

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    • According to my records, kept on Quicken, I've received $6,330 over the years in dividends. For a while there, because of the splits, I was only getting $2.50 per time. Almost not worth their while to write a check.

      Since I paid $19.51 per share in 1998, after the splits my basis is $78.04 and I'm presently running at loss of over $8,000. So even with the dividends I've received, I'm still underwater, not to mention the time value of money. So I don't agree that I've done "well" but I know it could have been worse. It could have gone completely belly-up!

      • 1 Reply to habitsowner
      • A lot of this is just timing. If you bought in 2005, you'd have a double. The company's business model is different now than it was in 1998. The only important thing is what's going forward, and right now it looks like a buying opportunity next week if the debt crisis is averted (on the other hand, if it looks like default is a serious possibility, the overnight market for mortgage securities would get screwed up as happened today.)

 
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