Can anybody explain why as the price of gas goes down, the margins at the pumps go up for the gas stations. And as the price of the gas futures go up, the margins go down. In my small town in Iowa, if gas futures go up, my local gas station guy is running out to the pumps to raise the price about 10 cents a gallon. I'm sure he's not tapped in minute by minute to the New York futures market. What kind of communication systems to the gas station guys have with their gas distributors? Seems almost immediate to me.
Options market guys do with the options just like the stock does on ex-dividend date. Nothing against playing with the options in general but no advantage in buying or selling options before or after ex-dividend date
"Just keeps going down"??? Pull up a maximum year price chart for this stock. And you worry about it pulling back a little from its all-time highs. All the utilities are down this year. It has to do with what the Fed is going to do with interest rates. I think your worry box is way too empty. If you want volatile stocks, go buy Apple or Netflix. That will really keep you up at night.