Check the chart. Last year, AGNC was under 28pps on this date. Nervous investors sold. Smart investors bought. Dividend has been announced between the 10th and the 23rd regarding the last 11 quarters, with an ex-date soon to follow(2wks. or less). The dividend has been maintained for at least 5qtrs.(as long as I've been around to bore this board.)of 1.40ps. The runup follows the announcement. It has broken 30 almost every quarter. Hence, BATESAT. Is that a suitably intelligent enough response my queen? My question to you is, "Do you feel lucky....? Do you?"