your principal in ACG evaporate before your very eyes can't say you weren't warned. I would suggest that you go back and read forward from message 583. IMO we haven't seen the end of the decline in market value of ACG.
azxl may be an a**h*le. Don't know about that. But, one look at his previous msg and others, including mine should convince you there is more to ACG's weakness than last week's attack. In fact, if its portfolio were strong--which it is not--ACG should have gone up significantly in a flight to "safety."
Unfortunately, its portfolio has 16% in weak foreign economies and a less than stellar line-up of US securities (includes strips). It doesn't earn enough to cover its "dividend"--more appropriately its "distribution" from earnings. Also, unfortunately I still own a bundle of ACG for the "dividend".
I'll repeat my line from my previous message, "If it looks too good to be true, it is."