If you bought AGNC 1yr ago at 31.65 (May 3, 2012)
and did not reinvest the dividends and sold like a #$%$ today at $30
you will still have a total return of 10.58% for the year.
Even if you bought June 29 at 33.61 and sold today at $30 you would have made 0.0895% for the period.
stop crying and don't sell.
onion..I think like you do (except I've been into this, and other MREITS, BIG TIME for a LONG TIME). I am doing quite well overall and don't panic easily. Works for me anyway. Seems most of the folks on this board are traders, not investors. Good luck to all.