Don't listen to that old curmudgeon, sell it all by the end of this week.
It is the art of trading. I am holding until earnings eve, if it keeps running. Then I will sell half and put it in WMC, if it stays low.
It is ok to be cautious and take an early profit and leave money on the table, after enough losses, though, you toughen up.
Momentum indicates it might hit 33 before xdividend day in march.
Sourpuss says to "sell it all at the end of Jan."
You say, "Naw...holding until earnings eve..."
Earnings are Feb 4,a Monday, as per Yahoo,
the 1st being a Fri.
I think you guys are in agreement as to the time to sell, and I join you both in that opinion.
Earnings eve is Fri. the first, and the end of Jan. is that Thurs.
I say hold now for a rise, sell on the pre-earningsThurs.(or Wed the 30th) then buy the dip between then and Fri., if you are daring.
Or, wait and buy after earnings if they are ok.
The thing we really seem to be in total agreement is that AGNC will dip before Feb. 4.
At this point there's a bit a "chicken game" until then.
How far can we rise in one week?
Imo, it could be another buck+/-, making AGNC a worthwhile hold until then.
Shoot, it could make AGNC a decent 1wk. buy at this point, but my new AGNC money is tied up in NMM until the end of the week at least, so for me that's out.
~Our stellar AGNC management team has yet to fail us.~
So, why not sell on the Thurs.(or Wed.!) and buy on the dip I feel coming immediately pre-earnings.
Why sell at all?
The "Bendicator Effect" sometimes causes at least a minor dip between the pre-earnings run and the earnings date, but not always if I remember correctly.
If I miss the pre-earnings dip, say, if one should occur Mon. or Tues,
I won't be chased out,
and will add that Fri. regardless(with my NMM winnings!) of dip or not because of my confidence in AGNC's management team, the best in the business.
If one should feel that the REIT gravytrain might be over, then one should sell before the end of next week and wait until the ER comes out, capturing profit and saving on Tums.
It's possible to play it safe and still get one's shares back not much more expensively.
Then, if Earnings are good, the .50-1.00 one might miss is but an insurance policy, with the pps moving on and up from there.
Would that make possibly buying Puts next Tues. be a good option, pardon the pun, if one might think that a mere 3-4 day dip is upcoming?
Not for me though, "Homey don't play that."
I'm just throwing it out there. :)
My original plan was to maintain a core holding and use the dividends to play with options. Then I got greedy and careless, doubled my stake and then lost half. Now I am going back to my original plan. If I score big on an options play, half of it goes into core holdings. Love those reit divies.