LOL. I could have written your post except, as I noted, I owned GKK Common which collapsed during the crash in the 2000's. I did buy GKK preferreds @ $3.00 at the bottom and, as the market began to recover I sold them all at about $13, including the suspended 4 quarters, recouping my entire GKK common loss, around $40K. Sounds like we played NCT similarly but I loaded up on NCT commons near the bottom, under $0.41 cents which accounts for my significant current NRZ holdings. I sold all the other spin offs including NCT quickly and only held NRZ. Keep the faith. Your DS preferreds might recover if the company ever gets back to profitability. GLTU.