DRIP Dividend Type Payments

Although DRIP has no upcoming (meaning, Board-approved and announced) dividends, you can sell covered calls on Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 3X Shares 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):

Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bear 3X Shares (DRIP)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
10.12 10.17 10.13 -0.88 3.7M - 0.0B

DRIP Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With DRIP at 10.13, 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% 0.30 0.1
5% 0.51 0.1
10% 1.01 0.3

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 DRIP Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Mar 15 16.00 0.05 29 0.2 5.83 (57.6%)
Jun 21 36.00 0.15 127 0.1 25.83 (255.0%)
5% Yield On DRIP Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Mar 15 16.00 0.05 29 0.2 5.83 (57.6%)
Jun 21 32.00 0.20 127 0.2 21.83 (215.5%)
10% Yield On DRIP Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Mar 15 15.00 0.10 29 0.3 4.83 (47.7%)
Jun 21 24.00 0.40 127 0.3 13.83 (136.5%)

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