If you bought long and you're bummed, I'm guessing you bought higher. If that's the case, would you consider cost-averaging down? I'm interested to know because I don't own but am considering a purchase, and I, too, would be long, buy and hold -- for the dividend. I'd be content with this dividend reinvesting over time.
Like a chump I kept buying last year with an average cost per share of 26.5. AVK remains a significant disappointment, routinely dropping even when treasury rates decline and the stock indexes rise. I have too much exposure in avk to continue buying more, so am I trapped in limbo.