I own a new Nissan Leaf which cost me $23,000 after rebates. I have solar panels on my house rooftop so I am not dependent on fossil fuels.
The car charges at night in my garage for free. It gets 85 miles per charge which is enough for a normal commute. Maintenance is virtually non-existent the first 2 years. I have A/C and heat and all the usual
bells & whistles that are on my Prius. So I think I have answered all of your complaints. Oh, and did I
mention that I can keep up with Mustangs ... It helps to get out of tight corners sometimes.
No holdings in Euro countries, little in BRIC, so why the drop to new lows?
As of September 21, 2011 Credit Rating (S&P) Weight Brazil BBB+ 10.0% Poland A 10.0% South Africa A 10.0% Mexico A 10.0% Malaysia A+ 9.2% Turkey BB+ 8.9% Indonesia BB+ 8.2% Russia BBB+ 7.3% Thailand A- 7.1% Hungary BBB- 5.9% Colombia BBB+ 4.2% Peru BBB+ 3.2% Chile AA 3.0% Philippines BB+ 3.0%
Why is VIPSX not paying dividends when TIP is? You can look on Yahoo and see that TIP paid hefty dividends in April and May while VIPSX paid a penny in December and less than a penny in March and nothing since.
I owed 300 shares. Sold on 4/28. The stock split announcement back in March said it would be distributed on May 11 to stockholders of record on April 27. Where are my 300 shares? Instead I got a $2 dividend for 300 shares or $600 credited to my account. I haven't called my broker.