I guess it depends on when you bought and what you bought. I've had several companies that are no longer in business DYN, HTE, Bear Sterns. On the date you mentioned Dec 31, 2008 GO was only $.56 it went up five times that amount. Personally I bought several thousand shares at $.21 , was up more than 1000% on that buy. I am very pleased to be getting $.20 a year in dividends. I have added to my position since then and I'm holding for the long term. Good luck to you.