DDG Dividend Type Payments

ProShares Short Oil & Gas dividend

Although DDG has no upcoming (meaning, Board-approved and announced) dividends, you can sell covered calls on ProShares Short Oil & Gas to create 12 extra dividend type payments per year to boost its yield. Let's look at some recent prices (last updated Wed 9:35 AM ET):

ProShares Short Oil & Gas (DDG)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
24.55 25.30 25.29 0.00 0K - 0.0B

DDG Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With DDG at 25.29, here's a table showing how big the annual "dividend" (ie. total annual call premium received) would need to be to attain 3%, 5%, and 10% annual yields. Also shown is the equivalent number of cents/day necessary to achieve each yield:

Annual Yield Annual Premium Cents/Day
3% 0.76 0.2
5% 1.26 0.3
10% 2.53 0.7

So now we need to find out of the money covered calls that pay at least the prescribed cents/day amount of time premium. That will generate income and, because they are out of the money, leave room for some upside potential on the stock. Here are some examples:

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2.EEM dividend 7.FXI dividend   2. dividend
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4.QQQ dividend 9.VXX dividend   4. dividend
5.EWZ dividend 10.BAC dividend   5. dividend

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