I am certainly no professional , but I do a lot of research on many securities of interest to me. I love SA, and like to read opposing views on this or that. I have owned Linn Energy for 5 or 6 years and have done quite well with it ,up until this latest dilema. I am a subscriber to the SEC website and find it quite helpful. I have no problem calling companies I own investor services. I just call investing for solid dividends an interesting hobby.