The market makers are hoping you weak retails sell your shares to them on the cheap. congrats. INVESTING is for the long term. Way too easy for market makers and shorts to legally manipulate the pps down 50% on MOST stocks,,,,knowing that weak hands will sell....then, magically, the pps levels out, the market makers and deep pockets load up for the much larger dividend or distribution, then the pps reverses and goes up 80%. Have a look at Green mountain to see what I mean. Or look to the solar stocks last two years. If you sell at a loss, it's your fault. This ain't the old days where the "system" wasn't against you from day one, and there were not computers to steal your trade. Time, not timing is your only hope to beat the system. Three years minimum for investing in these high div stocks.