A gain is only a gain when sold and a loss is only a loss when sold. Till then it is nothing more than paper with numbers.
Eco 101 for the market.
50% of the return from dividend stock is well dividends. More for MLPs.
The trick is to find companies which can reasonably fit into an annuity stream function due to surety of cash flow. Then some type of call on an event.
Glad to see you answered to your false avatar you have as well as the other 2.
not if you only own a few shares the divie is relatively very small. Now you are playing calls and puts.