ERUS Dividend Type Payments

iShares MSCI iShares MSCI Russia ETF dividend

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

iShares MSCI iShares MSCI Russia ETF (ERUS)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
31.00 37.70 35.28 +0.70 365K - 0.0B

ERUS Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With ERUS at 35.28, 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% 1.06 0.3
5% 1.76 0.5
10% 3.53 1.0

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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