IAU Dividend Type Payments

iShares GOLD TRUST dividend

Although IAU has no upcoming (meaning, Board-approved and announced) dividends, you can sell covered calls on iShares GOLD TRUST 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):

iShares GOLD TRUST (IAU)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
11.75 11.76 11.75 0.00 10.1M - 108B

IAU Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With IAU at 11.75, 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% 0.35 0.1
5% 0.59 0.2
10% 1.18 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 IAU Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Nov 16 12.00 0.05 29 0.2 0.24 (2.0%)
Nov 23 12.00 0.05 36 0.1 0.24 (2.0%)
5% Yield On IAU Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Nov 16 12.00 0.05 29 0.2 0.24 (2.0%)
Jan 18 12.00 0.15 92 0.2 0.24 (2.0%)

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