If the bank has a position it's certainly not going to say dump it. Also, any institution that will be part of the next SPO certainly isn't going to bad mouth AGNC. And there WILL be another SPO to help pay the dividend, speaking of which, It will be interesting to see how much the dividend gets cut, IMO that's when the other shoe will fall.
Roger , does Deutsche Bank want to hold it or do they want you to hold it? There's a big difference. My advice would to let this shake out and recover as much as possible and sell before ExDate. Then don't look back.