The pullback was needed on a technical perspective to bring VOD back into a healthy tech standing. Don't lose any sleep over it. This shoud be at or very near a bottoming. Nuts in D.C. should soon get off their thumbs.
VOD is my largest holding. After the VZW deal was done, for some reason, the stock dropped. I dithered a little but bought in and then doubled my position a couple weeks ago even though I knew there would be weakness coming to the US market because of president and his unholy scare tactics. So I parked my cash I had set aside in VOD despite being a bit late to the party.
Connecting the dots is pretty easy to do. VOD's future looks bright. I expect VOD to do quite well regardless of T's bid or not.
Frankly I'd be happy with no debt ceiling increase. Any default would be self inflicted by O'Bama and the treasury secretary. I hope I live long enough to see that guy leave office.