Unfortunately for you a lesson learned. Hopefully you did not keep it because of someone's advice from this board. I believe that earlier this week someone was touting it, but could not find it this morning so maybe was on another message board. In any case one should never use the advice from a message board, especially this one. It is loaded with scam artists who while posting a good game, when caught seem to always have an excuse. I see he posted Fed Ex as well and it also took a hit. I have no real answers for your problem as I experiences similar issue in the past and learned a lesson .
Dividend stocks may be your best answer, I do not know if ORCL pays a dividend or not makes no difference I suppose, someone mentioned a book that explains how over the long run dividends can make a lot of money for you, I can't remember the name of the book, but will do a search on how to make money with dividends and I think find something to read. I need a better plan than EMC only.