I,too, have been in this fo sometime. In fact, since around 2006. Bought in at 6.11. Was in hospital 2008 for long time and watched it go down to 3.50. Decided to ride the course. Now have a great return since I have been buying shares at lower cost. So I too am happy with this fund.
I don't know about you guy, but my shares held at Scottrade are not available. Was told that they are being called at $25 per share and I will get interest at that time also. If I remember correctly, the call date is Feb. 4.
Best tade I ever made. Bought at $6.67. Good luck to all.
Bought this a while ago @9.25. Then it dropped. I decided to just hold and here I am showing a small profit. This has worked or me since 2004. In fact, I just kept buying(other stuf) all thru the last depression.
My thoughts only
I got in this dog at @9. Watch it drop. Finally I decided to get out at @7. Watched it keep dropping. Decided to get back in at 4.30. Felt like you do now. Am still watching it drop. I am hold hoping, but also knowing that this is a dog.
But do what you will.
I toow recovered from the 2008 meltdown. I bought this for "future" income down the road. I have seen this go as low as @ 3.50.
But the dividend was always there.
The differance is that between the last poster and myself, I have a good portion invested. Mine is LONG TERM
I don't claim to be an expert, but I don't think I would buy now. Being that this can be called at $25 would stop me. But there are better heads out there. I was very lucky buying in at $6.67
I was in hospitalmost of 2008. Watched while price plunged into tgh 3 dollar range. Could not sell for a variety of reasons. To make long story short, I have recouped all losses plus now have a return of around 6% per year. I will just keep holding and reinvesting as I did before.
The second biggest mistake I made was buy BYDDF
As I said, I sold these at a loss.
The biggest mistake I made was buying back in again @4.30
Will ride to bottom.
I bought and tehn sold at a loss. Then,like a fool, I bought back in at @4.30. Thinking I might get back some return.
But I was a fool again.
I will hold now but this is certainly a dog.
My opinion only
Bought at $3.17 in May,2010 for yield rate. All this has been a pleasant surprise. Wish I bought more.
So far, one of the best moves I have made.
PS. made my share of bad ones too.
I wsa just going to post this myself. As I said in earlier pot, I plan to sell after the next interest payment.
Still the best purchase I ever made
I had forgotten about this being called. I bought for the dividend #6.67.
Great run. Best I have ever had, but I believe that I,too,will sell after the next div. payment
Love to find another like this one.
If anything, the mess going on in both Tunisia and Egypt, again shows us the need of a better way to move ourselves around. We had a major warning back in 1979/80 with the oil embargo. But we failed to act. Then we had the EV1, But that,too, disappeared. So now here we are.
Let's hope we don't mes it up again.
By the way, what ever happened to the technology that the EV1 had?
I am long on A123