EWY Dividend Type Payments

iShares MSCI SOUTH KOREA ETF dividend

Although EWY has no upcoming (meaning, Board-approved and announced) dividends, you can sell covered calls on iShares MSCI SOUTH KOREA 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 SOUTH KOREA ETF (EWY)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
63.70 63.86 63.72 -0.99 2.2M - 37B

EWY Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With EWY at 63.72, 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% 1.91 0.5
5% 3.19 0.9
10% 6.37 1.7

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:

3% Yield On EWY Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Aug 17 66.00 0.03 5 0.6 2.14 (3.4%)
Aug 24 66.50 0.09 12 0.8 2.64 (4.1%)
5% Yield On EWY Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Aug 17 65.50 0.08 5 1.6 1.64 (2.6%)
Aug 24 65.50 0.25 12 2.1 1.64 (2.6%)
10% Yield On EWY Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Aug 17 65.00 0.19 5 3.8 1.14 (1.8%)
Aug 24 65.50 0.25 12 2.1 1.64 (2.6%)

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