I'm happier today, because I am up like everyone else who owns shares outright. Why do think everyone lacks integrity. I had every right being very disappointed with lack of information from management and especially from the string buy recommendations and pushes fro m brokers when this was 20s. Sick of paying what are often useless analysts and brokers when my picks are up more and with very minimal costs.
Not everyone has a hidden, self-serving agenda. Thank you for sharing.
Yes, go with your own due diligence and information. In today's world you have as much information at your beck and call as advisers. Especially if your adviser tend to be on the lazy side and is too busy making friends on the golf course. Diversify and be courageous while staying within your risk tolerance. Do what you know so you know what your doing.