The thing to remember is that buying stock is gambling. You should not gamble with money you can not afford to lose. I remember what my Dad always told me, "Boy, if you can't take your money and flush it down the drain, you can't AFFORD to gamble."
This bank seems to have it together. Remember when the last dividend was going to be announced, all the shorts on the board screamed that the div. would be cut and it wasn't. Seems like that would have been the time for the shit to hit the fan. Now we hear construction loans. Guess what I live in Virginia, a major market for BBT and prices have not been too soft here. I live on the Chesapeake Bay and have been trying to find real estate in this market. Believe me no one is in forclosure in this county or the next 3 or I would know about it. I can't find anything that is a "steal" except BBT.