Instead of making silly posts, why not pay attention to how EPD trades? EPD, MMP and ETE have been setting new 52 week highs before the ex-dividend date, then lose several dollars after ex-dividend, then set a new 52 week high before the ex-dividend, then lose several dollars after ex-dividend. They have been perfect candidates for buying calls six to seven weeks after they go ex-dividend. I certainly noticed and bought calls for EPD and ETE, but MMP moved higher before I bought and is already setting new 52 week highs. While they may not set new 52 week highs every quarter, there is still money to be made if they move a few dollars higher. I guess the morale of the story is pay attention and make money instead of silly posts.