QE won't end until all the pieces are in place. What happened in Cypress was a shakeout test. Once all the pieces that broke are fixed from the Cypress test, look for the banks to crank that up across the globe. FED is getting out of the QE bailout business, soon it will be a bail in approach and it will be done using your 401ks, IRAs, pension funds. Bail ins, its coming. Cypress was just the dry run, study Cypress then take steps to protect what you have before a global Cypress is turned up.
You don't even have a clue about how many layers of Microsoft stuff you use seamlessly and transparently for you to so boldly claim your ignorance. A sign hanging around your neck that says "I am stupid, I walk around just like everyone else, and I don't even know that I am stupid"
So you didn't factor dividends that will not be going over to the other side of the fence next year, Verizon is keeping those after the deal completes, Verizon is way undervalued. You trade for pocket change, meanwhile be pocketing significant dollars. My last major trade on a telecom I pocketed around $65/share, you go ahead and chase your pocket change, I'll pocket the dollars that you will be ignoring.