and somewhat ominous that AGNC did not declare a dividend today.
a declaration of 1.25 at any time up til now would have stopped the bleeding. lack of a declaration keeps me uneasy, especially when some of the other boys and girls have either declared or affirmed their previous declaration intentions.
still sitting on my hands, although selling the puts the other day got me this quarter's dividend in advance.
They set the dividend date in house months ago. Its set in stone. Once that decision is made, a publicly traded corporation won't change it for ANYTHING. ESPECIALLY the ups and downs of share price. One of the first rules of CEO is, YOU PRETEND YOU DON'T PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT THE SHARE PRICE IS ON ANY GIVEN DAY. Now... Do they care what the share price is? Of course. They have toms of their own wealth tied up in it... Screw it up enough and they are fired... BUT THEY CANNOT ACT ON THAT. They have to be above that day to day, week to week noise.
I don't expect an announcement before market close Friday, 6/14. Historically, AGNC announces the dividend 10 days before XD date. That (XD) date in the June quarter has typically been around the 25th.