EZA Dividend Type Payments

iShares MSCI South Africa Index Fund dividend

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

iShares MSCI South Africa Index Fund (EZA)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
49.99 54.13 52.22 +1.79 1.2M - 0.0B

EZA Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With EZA at 52.22, 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% 1.57 0.4
5% 2.61 0.7
10% 5.22 1.4

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 EZA Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Dec 21 55.00 0.20 10 2.0 0.87 (1.7%)
Jan 18 59.00 0.20 38 0.5 4.87 (9.3%)
5% Yield On EZA Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Dec 21 55.00 0.20 10 2.0 0.87 (1.7%)
Jan 18 57.00 0.50 38 1.3 2.87 (5.5%)
10% Yield On EZA Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Dec 21 55.00 0.20 10 2.0 0.87 (1.7%)
Jan 18 56.00 0.70 38 1.8 1.87 (3.6%)

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