DDM Dividend Type Payments

PROSHARES ULTRA DOW 30 dividend

Although DDM has no upcoming (meaning, Board-approved and announced) dividends, you can sell covered calls on PROSHARES ULTRA DOW 30 to create 12 extra dividend type payments per year to boost its yield. Let's look at some recent prices (last updated Fri 4:16 PM ET):

PROSHARES ULTRA DOW 30 (DDM)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
45.15 45.89 45.47 +0.18 884K - 4.0B

DDM Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With DDM at 45.47, 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% 1.36 0.4
5% 2.27 0.6
10% 4.55 1.2

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:

3% Yield On DDM Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Nov 16 50.00 0.15 29 0.5 4.11 (9.0%)
Dec 21 52.00 0.25 64 0.4 6.11 (13.4%)
5% Yield On DDM Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Nov 16 49.00 0.30 29 1.0 3.11 (6.8%)
Dec 21 51.00 0.40 64 0.6 5.11 (11.2%)
10% Yield On DDM Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Nov 16 48.00 0.55 29 1.9 2.11 (4.6%)
Dec 21 49.00 0.85 64 1.3 3.11 (6.8%)

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