In normal times, without all this Bernanke stuff, the stock usually rebounds in a few days to the price before the dividend decrease. That way you do make your dividend. Right now, who knows what will happen.
Yesterday was X dividend day. The price always goes down by the amount of the dividend which was .45 this quarter. Now hopefully, it will work it's way back up in a few days.
Out of the last 20 topics, only 3 were about AGNC. I used to come here for opinions on this stock, but now everyone is posting about a bunch of other stocks. Why not go to those stocks message boards, and leave this one alone.
Coke raised dividend 10%. That's a good thing.
I have been in many McDonald's bathrooms and none of them have been filthy. And if everyone would pick up their own paper towels that they let drop on the floor, someone wouldn't have to go in there to clean every minute. And that goes for all restaurants.
Yahoo is still showing what the yield would be if we received a $2.75 dividend like we received last time for four quarters. Anyone who invests in this stock knows the dividend fluctuates up and down, so it's kind of hard to tell what the yield is now. $2.75 was a high dividend, and it would be nice if we would get that again sometime this year, but I doubt it.
Which, for m reits will be the same as always, because you already pay taxes on reits according to your tax bracket. The only way you will pay more than you have been paying, is if your tax bracket goes up. Which is a good thing, because the only way your tax bracket goes up is if you make more money.
Sorry, misread your post. If you sell on the x div date you will receive the dividend, but I wouldn't sell unless the price goes back up, or you are essentially losing by the same amount as the dividend.
Looks like you should have held today instead of selling. Special div. of .52 declared after market close today. Shows you never know what is going to happen.